Summer 2009: Features

Commencement speaker

Former president of Mexico Vicente Fox Quesada, the keynote speaker at Commencement, told graduates that they are leaders who need to “reshape the world, to reinvent it, to bring new order and new justice, as the founding fathers of this great nation started two hundred years ago.” Fox, who received an honorary doctor of laws degree, is the founder of Centro Fox, a presidential library and research center loosely modeled on The Carter Center. Scholarly collaborations are planned between Centro Fox and Emory on a range of issues, including immigration. Photo by Kay Hinton.

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‘The World is Waiting for You’

Commencement 2009

By the Numbers

3,810 total 2009 graduates

3,867 total degrees awarded

43.4% male graduates

56.6% female graduates

48 states represented

78 countries represented

20 age of youngest graduate

58 age of oldest undergraduate

61 oldest degree recipient (master of divinity)

24 military service veterans graduated

3.35 average GPA of Emory College graduates

11 minutes, 4 seconds Vicente Fox’s Commencement address (Watch on Emory's YouTube channel

14,000 Number of chairs on the Quad

9 minutes Total time it rained during main ceremony

175 Commencement volunteers

3,183 frames shot by University Photography

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