Bequest Moves Graduate School Past Campaign Goal

Laney School surpasses the $10 million mark
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Retired college professors Rebecca and Brooke Pridmore are investing in science education at the Laney Graduate School.

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A $1 million bequest from Rebecca Halyard Pridmore 65C 67G and her husband, Brooke Pridmore, enabled the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies to surpass its $10 million campaign goal in May. The graduate school joins four other Emory schools and the Division of Campus Life in reaching this milestone.

The Pridmores, emeritus science professors from Georgia’s Clayton State University, are investing in physics and biology at Emory. Now retired and living in coastal Georgia, the couple had long careers together, even publishing a joint article on the role of technology in learning in the Journal of College Science Teaching.

Comprising faculty from nearly every school within Emory University, the Laney Graduate School trains scholars who become intellectual leaders in higher education, business, government, industry, civic life, and just about every other facet of world societies and cultures. Private philanthropy drives these efforts.

Alumni and friends wanting to invest in graduate education at Emory should call the Laney Graduate School Office of Development at 404.727.1521 or visit

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