Hamilton Holmes, a 1967 graduate of the School of Medicine, where he was the first black to enroll, died October 24, 1995, at the age of fifty-four. He had recently undergone a quadruple coronary bypass. Holmes also broke the color bar at the University of Georgia, where in 1961 he was greeted by rock-throwing, torch-bearing protesters and guarded by members of the Georgia State Patrol.

Holmes graduated from the University of Georgia with membership in Phi Beta Kappa and entered Emory's medical school after a Georgia Supreme Court ruling that allowed private institutions to admit non-white students for the first time.

In a 1964 interview, Holmes said he felt he was accepted by Emory faculty and students as "just another person and another student and not especially as a Negro student. Things are better all the way around. There is less tension. More cordiality, friendship, and companionship."

Holmes later accepted an appointment to the faculty in the Orthopaedic Division of the Department of Surgery. He went on to serve as chief of orthopaedics at the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital, and for a time he had a private practice. In 1989, he was named medical director of Grady Hospital, a position he held until February 1995, at which time he became chief of orthopaedic surgery there. He also was an assistant professor in the School of Medicine.

Alumna and trustee Rebecca Cheney McGreevy, senior vice president for public relations at the Estée Lauder Companies, died December 11, 1995, at the age of sixty-two. A native Atlantan, McGreevy was a member of the Emory College Class of 1955. She served as a member of the Founding Board of Governors of the Association of Emory Alumni from 1988 to 1990. In 1991, she received the Emory Medal for service to the University and distinguished achievement in business and public service. She earned an MBA degree from New York University in 1984.

"With a stately bearing and a diplomatic demeanor, McGreevy could be counted on to keep a cool head under a very hot spotlight," Women's Wear Daily reported following McGreevy's death. "Her soft-spoken style belied a persistent and highly focused mind that enabled her to juggle complex situations simultaneously--sometimes on more than one continent--from a public offering to an opening in Moscow."

McGreevy joined Estée Lauder in 1966 and directed consumer and press relations for a global business with nearly $3 billion in sales. She was involved in public relations for the company's far-flung foreign operations, including the opening of shops in Budapest, Warsaw, Prague, and Moscow. She also helped shape such publicity events as the meeting in 1988 between Raisa Gorbachev and Estée Lauder. Most recently she had been involved in the company's expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region.

George Herbert Moulton, who led the Emory School of Dentistry through nearly two decades of dramatic growth, died November 25, 1995, at the age of eighty-three. Among his most significant accomplishments was his campaign to move the dental school from its downtown location to a new facility on Clifton Road, close to the nexus of Emory's other medical facilities.

Moulton, who served as President Harry S. Truman's personal dentist, was dean of the dental school from 1961 to 1979. At the time of Moulton's retirement, then-President James T. Laney noted that "the faculty has doubled in size and improved markedly in quality. . . . The strength of the student body has increased steadily. . . . [And] important postdoctoral programs have been developed in the School of Dentistry."

After joining the dental school faculty in 1955 as professor and chairman of the Department of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics, Moulton soon assumed responsibility for the operation of the dental clinics. He was a founding member and past president of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and was the first recipient of the academy's George H. Moulton Service Award, created in his honor.
--compiled by Andrew W. M. Beierle

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