What’s In A Name? Part 2

One-and-a-half-year-old Tyler Emory Levin lives in Suffern, New York, with his parents, Lisa Kring Levin ’92MBA and Ian L. Levin ’92L.

But he is named after the place where his parents met and fell in love.

“Lisa and I met at Emory–more specifically, in the lobby of the University Apartments Tower on Farnell Court,” says Ian Levin, senior counsel at Proskauer Rose, a law firm in New York City. “Lisa was in the graduate business school and I was in the law school. A couple of years after we graduated, I surprised Lisa and flew her down to Emory from New York to propose to her. The staff at Emory’s Graduate Student Housing was nice enough to allow me to use the penthouse of the University Apartments Tower to propose to her–the balcony afforded a beautiful view of the Atlanta skyline.”

The Levins have two other sons, seven-year-old Ryan Daniel and four-year-old Zachary Aaron.

“Based on our history, it was only fitting that one of our children should share the Emory name,” says Ian Levin. “Of course, it took me until our third son to convince my wife to agree to do so!”

Tyler Emory is an “extremely charming, precocious, and active little boy,” says Lisa Levin. “He is always in motion and is a little ball of energy. He has a wonderful sense of humor–his laugh is infectious and his smile can light up a room.”–M.J.L.




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