Emory Everywhere


Allison Dykes

Tom Brodnax 65Ox 68C

Upcoming Alumni Events

South Florida, February 18–19: Emory in Your City featuring President James Wagner

Atlanta, February 26: International Careers Networking Night

Hong Kong, March 13: Emory in Your City featuring Emory Trustee John Rice, Vice Chairman of GE and President and CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations

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

Dear Friends,

As we enter the new year, we are once again excited by the prospect of what’s yet to come. We take stock of our accomplishments, evaluate our progress, and establish vigorous goals to support our alumni.

After sixteen years of working with Emory’s alumni, I have been blessed to witness our organization strategically grow and evolve year after year. From our humble roots, our Emory Alumni Association staff has doubled in size. We have grown into a supportive team that cultivates strong communication and outstanding alumni career services. By working with our dedicated volunteer leaders, we are proud to integrate your feedback and wish lists into hundreds of programs each year around the world.

I am continually inspired by all of you and your amazing talents, and I am so very proud of what you have built in your association. These past years, it has been my privilege to serve as your association leader. As I move into my new role as vice president and secretary of the university, I will continue to appreciate and respect the multitude of ways in which you give back to our university each and every day. Our alumni will always be near to my heart, and I look forward to working closely with the association in the years to come. Thank you, my friends.

Please join me in welcoming my colleague Sarah Cook 95C to lead you in defining the vibrant future for your Emory Alumni Association. Your association is in excellent hands under Sarah’s leadership.

Happy New Year!

Allison Dykes
Vice President and Secretary of the University

Hanging out with Dooley was all in a day’s back-to-class work for Charles Messing 90B (right, on left) and prospective Emory student, his son Joshua. The Messings were attendees at the October Back to Class: Washington, D.C. The program was emceed by Joan Goldfrank 73C 76L and featured Emory scholarship student Jessica Simon 15B with university leaders Ajay Nair, James Curran, Robin Forman, Cathryn Johnson, and Andrea Hershatter.

David Hanson 05B (above, right) and Phil Hills were married at the Four Seasons in Washington, D.C., on September 14. Hanson writes, “We had several Emory folks at the wedding including Scott Allen, Julie Barefoot, Terry Bozeman, Ken Lee 05B, Brian Rutter 05B, Mike Mandl, Steve Sencer, Tom Lawley, Matt Englehart, Andy Wilson, Ann Stainback, Chad Ittner 05B, Edie Murphree, Ron Sauder, Belva White 08B, and Michelle Stevens 14B. It was a great Emory reunion.”

This Thanksgiving, Emory trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends hosted forty-two international students at eighteen dinners to celebrate the holiday with American traditions. Faye Zheng 11OX 14B (right, from left), Xiaso Tang 16C, and Lyon (Xiaozhe) Li attended the dinner at the home of Emory staff member Karen Salisbury and Roger Palys.

At Jake’s Halloween Open House held annually at the Miller-Ward Alumni House, twins Morgan and Mitchell Kyles, son and daughter of Jennifer Crabb-Kyles 98OX 00C pause for a moment to enjoy a pumpkin-side photo op with Swoop.

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