2021-2022 TFC Immersions

Murfreesboro Road Immersion Trek: October 22, 2021

The Murfreesboro Road corridor is one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods of Nashville. Today, it is a mix of rapidly gentrifying areas, public and low-income housing, and industrial areas that are beginning to be developed.

The Immersion included visits to a variety of social enterprises, ranging from a community-run coffee shop focused on skills development for local youth to a farm working to become the leading producer of worm compost in the country. Students met with founders and leaders of these organizations to learn about how the unique models emerged and how they think about social impact in Nashville. Read student reflections on the immersion here.

Denver Immersion Trek: January 2022 (postponed)

Check back here throughout the school year for more info on upcoming Immersions.

Contact Bobby Kelley and Trey Suddeth, TFC Immersion-Trek Co-Chairs, at robert.c.kelley@vanderbilt.edu and john.m.suddeth@vanderbilt.edu regarding any questions you have, or suggestions for future Immersion Trek ideas!

Want to learn more about past treks? Check out blogs written by students about their trek experiences below!

Nashville Immersion, 2021

Nashville Immersion 2021 | Murfreesboro Pike

West Alabama Trek, 2018

West Alabama Trek Reflections | Rachna Sekhrajka (MBA Exchange Student 2018)

West Alabama Trek Reflections | Brittany Hunter (MBA ’20)

Nashville Trek, 2018

Nashville Trek 2018 | Beyond the Lights of Broadway