From the EAA
By Allison Dykes, Vice President for Alumni Relations
Upcoming Alumni Events
Atlanta, November 17: Lecture, “The Interchangeable Body” featuring Assistant Professor Linda Cendales, who performed the first hand transplant in the Southeast in March.
Everywhere, November 11: Coach Chat webinar featuring Tambre Leighn: “Breakthrough Moments: Overcome Overwhelm, Reduce Stress, and Become a Leader in Your Life.”
Everywhere, November 12: Emory Cares International Service Day.
For more, visit www.alumni.emory.edu/calendar.
Each year, I am struck by the way the campus is reinvigorated with the return of students and the beginnings of another year. This year, there is even more excitement as the campus celebrates Emory’s 175th anniversary. While the culmination of the celebration will be a grand academic convocation scheduled for December 7, Emory has been celebrating all year with a variety of programs leading up to the anniversary, including a special student celebration later this fall when a lighted torch will make its way from the historic Oxford campus to main campus.
Visit www.emory.edu/175 to see a daily almanac, lists of the first 175 faculty members appointed to Emory, 175 species of flora and fauna found at Emory, a list of 175 performers who have graced the Emory campus, and, most exciting, our list of 175 Emory Makers of History. The history makers will be part of the 175th anniversary convocation and they, or a descendant, will serve as a living example of Emory’s outstanding past and its promising future.
If you can find your way to Atlanta the morning of December 7, join with the Emory community as we celebrate Emory’s history of heart and mind for 175 years. We’re also collecting stories about your ties made through Emory—spouse or partner, best friend, mentor or employer, faculty member, or administrator with whom you’re still connected—think NPR Storycorps, Emory style! For more information on submitting your story, visit www.alumni.emory.edu/175connections.