more than one occasion, Tom Shane has said that he and Emory
were a perfect match. Judging from his experience at the Universitywhich
included a Woodruff scholarship, an All-American swimming record,
and a 4.0 grade point averageit certainly seems Emory
allowed Shane to shine.
clear-headed, good-natured, and wholehearted commitment to all
he undertook earned Shane the Universitys highest student
honor, the Marion Luther Brittain Award, given for service performed
without expectation of reward or recognition.
Dean John Ford called Shane to tell him about the honor he had
won, Shane was taken by surprise. I said, thats
wonderful. What is it? Shane recalls. The more he
talked about what the award meant, and the type of company I
was in, the more flabbergasted I was that I was selected.
who was featured on the cover of the spring issue of Emory
Magazine, was a top athlete as well as a superior scholar.
He spent many thousands of hours in the pool to become the second-most
decorated swimmer in the Universitys history, while earning
perfect scores in pre-med courses such as neuroscience. One
of just twenty-nine NCAA postgraduate scholarship winners for
2002, Shane also puts his swimming talent to use teaching youth
swim teams and members of the Emory community.
summer, Shane traveled to South Korea to participate in a month-long
Habitat for Humanity project led by former President Jimmy Carter.
fall Shane will begin medical school at Washington University
in St. Louis, on a full tuition scholarship. He is the son of
Richard and Bonnie Shane of New Berlin, Wis.
was everything I hoped it would be, Shane says. The
things I did while at Emory I did only because Emory offers
such a rich environment to foster these activities.P.P.P.