From the EAA

Emory Everywhere

By Allison Dykes, Vice President for Alumni Relations


Strangers No More: Gauthami Penakalapati 13PH was one of approximately two hundred students who participated in the EAA’s signature Dinner with 12 Strangers, held twice annually. This season eighteen dinners were sponsored by alumni and staff hosts who invited students to join them for a casual meal and camaraderie.

James Crissman 15C

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Upcoming Alumni Events

Everywhere, November 10: Emory Cares International Service Day celebrates ten years of service through local projects.

Houston, November 15: Emory Inspirations: A Celebration of Art, Archives, and Poetry featuring Emory’s Curator of African American Collections Randall Burkett and Emory Professor of English and US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.

Atlanta, February 22―24: Dinner with 12 Strangers. Host registration open until January 25, 2013.

Istanbul, April 28―May 6, 2013: Come with the Emory Alumni Travel Program. Deadline to book is December 4.

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Greetings friends,

Every day as we move through our lives, we are surrounded by people who embrace the notion of giving. We see generosity of spirit in our homes, schools, community organizations, and places of worship. We see people sacrifice so others can live better.

For the past ten years, I am extremely proud that Emory alumni have given thousands of hours to worthy projects around the world through Emory Cares. This November 10, Emory Cares marks its tenth anniversary. As the program’s founder and former Emory Alumni Board President Renelda Mack 83C envisioned, the Emory Cares International Service Day invites the Emory community to identify needs, provide assistance and support, and make a difference to lives in diverse cultures and environments.

As part of the Emory Alumni Association (EAA), you are integral to our success. Our mission is to connect alumni to the university and to each other, build traditions, foster student and alumni leadership, serve the needs and interests of our community, and create opportunities for investment in Emory’s future.

Please join us as we give back on this tenth anniversary of Emory Cares on November 10. I challenge you to consider areas in which you, too, can invest and make an impact.

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