scholarship funds have been established in memory of Emory alumni
who died recently.
The first honors Ryan Deon Cheung 98C,
who died January 22, 2003, in Hong Kong after having a heart
attack while practicing basketball. He was twenty-six.
Cheung, managing director of Lemon, a digital marketing and
corporate communications company in Hong Kong, received a bachelor's
degree in business and political science from Emory. The scholarship
was established by Cheung's sister, Roselyn, his parents, Maxwell
and Rose, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Chan, in cooperation
with Jeffrey Rosensweig of Goizueta Business School. It will
be presented annually to an undergraduate business student.
want to honor someone who embodies the qualities that made Ryan
so special, says Rosensweig, Cheung's honors thesis adviser
during his senior year. Everything about Ryanhis
poise, his intelligence, his stature, his characterhad
the mark of a future leader.
Born in Hollywood in 1976, Cheung was raised in California where,
at six feet, five inches tall, he played center on his high
school's varsity basketball team. While attending college at
Emory, he continued to play basketball, as well as serving on
the freshman council and successfully petitioning the dean for
Chinese to be taught at the college. He interned at CNN and
at the State Department in Washington D.C., and worked for management
recruiting firm Kurt Salmon Associates in Atlanta before being
recruited by Lemon and moving to Hong Kong.
Cheung traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe, creating
a vast network of friends. He enjoyed hiking, scuba diving,
and sports from squash to marathon running.
Ryan, I forgot fear, said Chan. Not only did I climb
to the top of mountains, but also, I rode the scariest rollercoasters.
. . . Ryan possessed a degree of generosity that warmed everyone
Those wishing to contribute to the Ryan Deon Cheung scholarship
fund can do so by contacting Andy Reed, senior associate director
of development, at 404-727-4971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
trust also has been established for the health care and education
of the infant son of Harris M. Silver
89C, who died of a heart attack January 14,
2003 in New York City. He was thirty-five.
Silver came to Emory in the fall of 1985 and was a resident
of McTyeire dormitory, later pledging Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
He received his bachelors degree in political science.
As a stockbroker first at Herzog Heine Geduld and then at du
Pasquier and Company on Wall Street, Silver maintained close
ties with classmates and fraternity brothers and was the organizer
of frequent alumni reunions in the New York City area.
Silver married Laura Zamarelli in the summer of 1994, and was
eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child.
was known for his affability, sharp wit, enthusiastic attitude,
and dedication to family and friends, says Daniel Bildner
89C. Emory alumni held a Night of Remembrance
May 9 in New York City.
Donations to the trust for Oliver Harris Silver, born March
24, 2003, can be made payable to: College America FBO Oliver
H. Silver, and mailed to Jon S. Alin, Financial Advisor, Raymond
James Financial Services, Inc., 101 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite
300, Roseland, N.J., 07068.M.J.L.