Emory Everywhere

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: In June, nearly two hundred alumni leaders from thirteen countries and more than fifty alumni groups representing chapters, interest groups, and school and unit boards came to Atlanta to attend the Emory Alumni Association’s International Alumni Leadership Conference. “Our alumni volunteer leaders are our greatest resource,” says Allison Dykes, vice president of the association. “As our alumni strengthen their networks for personal and professional collaborations, the positive energy of Emory’s global reach continues to grow.”

GETTING CREATIVE: The Emory Alumni Creative hosted its kickoff Summer Solstice Party at Kai Lin Art in Atlanta in June, featuring live jazz by the Will Scruggs 02B Trio. The event was sponsored by gallery owner Yu Kai Lin 01C and Katherine Frankstone 83C, owner of Grey Ghost Bakery, as well as others. The association’s newest alumni affinity group, whose activities are driven by a steering committee of volunteers led by Lin, offers social, networking, and professional opportunities for Emory’s alumni writers, painters, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, theater artists, craftspeople, multimedia artists, gallery owners, critics, chefs, and all other creators in the arts.

NEWTOWN TRIBUTE: Emory Cares project leader Linda Zemba Burhance 95B at the playground installed in June at Long Lots Elementary School in Westport, Connecticut. The playground was built to honor Dylan Hockley, a child victim of the Newtown tragedy of December 2012. Despite seven inches of rain on installation day, a dozen alumni and friends joined volunteer firefighters and the Sandy Ground Project for the build.

LOVING IT: Wonderful Wednesday paved the way for a fun-filled Commencement Weekend in May. Celebrating here are Raghvi Anand 14B, Darby Rappuhn 13C, Danielle Zamarelli 13N, and Bhavesh Patel 13C.

Courtesy the EAA and Tom Brodnax 65OX 68C

Upcoming Alumni Events

July 26: A Mountain Soirée: An Evening of Emory Music. Concert featuring Emory’s Will Ransom and dinner in Highlands, N.C.

September 26–29: Emory Homecoming on campus. Join IN the fun—register today!

October 5: Back to Class: D.C. Program featuring Emory professors.

October 17: Dooley’s Ball in New York City. Live entertainment and dinner at Chelsea Piers.

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

Greetings, New Grads and Friends,

As your incoming 2013–2014 president of the Emory Alumni Board and a 1985 graduate of Emory College, I am honored to represent our diverse alumni body of 118,000 talented, creative, and innovative individuals. Your Emory Alumni Board is designed to represent your interests at the university level, develop and share policy, and oversee the activities of the Emory Alumni Association. My work on the Emory Alumni Board allows me to stay engaged with the university and to lend an alumni voice and leadership to the challenges that Emory faces today.

Why do I give back to my university? Like you, I was blessed with the support of many Emory mentors and role models. Now, to honor and recognize those who believed in me and encouraged me all those years ago, I continue to give volunteer hours and financial support to Emory in a meaningful way.

No matter where you live in the world, Emory offers opportunities for engagement. In addition to my Emory Alumni Board role, I am pleased to interact with many alumni as cochair of the Emory Alumni Chapter in Chicago. Whether you become involved in chapter activities, career mentoring, volunteering, or educational enrichment, our board’s mission is to facilitate your lifelong connection to Emory.

I can tell you that the rewards of involvement are immeasurable. Please join me in taking an active role in deepening your Emory connection.

Laura Durudogan 85C
Incoming President, Emory Alumni Board

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