Autumn 2010: Campaign Chronicle
Schools and Units Digest
Twelve former Emory Eagles softball players have stepped up to the plate as fund-raising captains for softball stadium improvements, including the addition of covered batting cages and press box, locker room upgrades, and seating.
Candler School of Theology
Candler Associate Professor Karen D. Scheib made a gift to honor the pastors of Sun-Lin (Good Samaritan) Korean Methodist Church in Inchon, South Korea.
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
CityBridge Foundation is creating a need-based scholarship in memory of Georgia education leader Marion Luther Brittain Sr. 1886C. The scholarship is designed to enrich opportunities for promising Washington, D.C., students.
Emory University Hospital Midtown Auxiliary and Emory University Hospital Auxiliary recently gave a combined $212,000 to their respective hospitals.
Through the generous support of Emory Law alumni and friends, 75 percent of first-year students in one of the largest classes ever are receiving scholarships to help offset the cost of their legal education.
Barnes & Noble Chairman Leonard Riggio and his wife, Louise, have endowed a research fellowship in Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library that will focus on the work and life of writer Alice Walker.
Emory School of Medicine
Kenny Higgins and his Agape Love Foundation committed $300,000 to Emory’s Center for Heart Failure Therapy. Cardiologist and Medical Director for Heart Failure and Transplantation Andrew L. Smith directed the funds to support Javed Butler’s research.
Goizueta Business School
Lin Rogers 08B is supporting Goizueta Business School’s student-run Microfinance Club with a three-year pledge.
James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies
A new translational science program gives PhD students the expertise to translate biomedical scientific discoveries into treatments to benefit human health. The program was made possible by a generous grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Kenneth Falck 82C gives annually to support Carlos Museum acquisitions and has included the Carlos in his estate plans.
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Tracey Wilds 88OX 91N, a clinical nurse specialist at the Emory Clinic, has made an adopt-a-scholar gift to support nursing students who have financial need.
Art Vinson 66OX 68C, vice chair of the Oxford Board of Counselors, has made a generous gift to support the fund-raising effort for a new science building on the Oxford campus.
Rollins School of Public Health
Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health Carlos del Rio and his wife, Emory pathologist Jeannette Guarner, have established the Reynaldo Martorell Scholarship in honor of del Rio’s predecessor. Funding will support Hispanic students seeking the master of public health degree.
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Bill Dobes 65C 69M 70MR, who chairs Campaign Emory for Yerkes, recently honored his family by making a gift to the research center. With his latest gift, he is more than halfway toward completing his Campaign Emory pledge.