Emory Everywhere

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Allison Dykes

Tom Brodnax 65Ox 68C

Upcoming Alumni Events

Everywhere, November 9: Emory Cares International Service Day.

Online, November 15: Coach Chat Webinar: The Hidden Powers of LinkedIn.

Atlanta, November 21: Emory Alumni at the Atlanta Falcons Game.

For more, visit www.alumni.emory.edu/calendar.

Greetings, Friends.

Fall is such a special time at Emory. The students and staff are energized and inspired to begin again with a new term. The curriculum gets more exciting by the year and offers new opportunities to learn and grow. And, best of all, together we celebrate the marvelous tradition of alumni coming home to their university to reunite and reconnect.

Fall is also the season during which we mark our university’s long tradition of service and social justice. As we approach the holidays, our thoughts turn to gratitude for our many blessings and, in turn, to compassion for those who are less fortunate. And each November, Emory gives back through community projects around the world.

The powerful reward that comes from being kind starts with a single yes. On November 9, Emory Cares International Service Day will mark its eleventh year of alumni sharing their expertise, hard work, and compassion with those in need. In partnership with Volunteer Emory, I am proud to say that more than nine thousand alumni have marked time to serve 118 organizations in thirty-five cities around the world. And that, my friends, is a truly heartwarming endeavor.

Please join us this Emory Cares International Service Day and register to participate in a service project today.

Allison Dykes
Vice President for Alumni Relations

Emory Muslim Alumni, Muslim Student Association, and the Office of Religious Life partnered to produce an Iftar Dinner July 31 to celebrate the breaking of the fast during Ramadan (above). This event included a record number of alumni in attendance, including a few who traveled from out of town to attend.

After the 2013 Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival that featured Emory’s Emerson Professor of Piano William Ransom, friends Laurie Lowe (above, left), wife of Charlie Lowe 60C 63MBA (on right), with Lila Howland, wife of Slocum Howland Jr. 66M 71MR (not pictured here), pause to visit before attending the post-concert reception at the home of hosts Ruth and Paul McLarty 63C 66L.

Walter T. W. Lawrence 74MBA and his wife, Fran (left), enjoyed greeting readers at this year’s Emory-sponsored Decatur Book Festival during Labor Day weekend. Lawrence, author of Dusty and the Cowboy, was one of thirteen alumni authors to participate in the main Emory tent at the festival. Photo by Carolyn Bregman 82L.

Alexandra Kirby (left), a UNC–Chapel Hill student and granddaughter of Robert Thoburn 56OX, and his wife, Carolyn, enjoys a treat while participating with her extended family in an Emory Travel program to China. “This trip was an outstanding broadening experience for all of us, and it was a real pleasure to see China through the grandchildren’s eyes,” Thoburn says. “I am an Emory alumnus, Alexandra and Austin’s mother and Matthew’s mother and father are Emory alumni. There are several more Emory alumni in the families as well.”

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