Thirty Years of Exchange
More than a hundred Bobby Jones Scholars converged on Emory in June for the program’s thirtieth reunion. Starting with one student each in 1976, the program has exchanged 244 British and American scholars. During their stay, reunion participants attended lectures and tours at Emory, and a black-tie banquet at the Carter Presidential Center (above).
Highlights included a performance by Bobby Jones Scholar Stuart Ambrose 01C, currently Sir Lancelot on the national tour of the musical Camelot, and a lecture by Catherine Lewis 90C, professor of history at Kennesaw State University and curator of the “Down the Fairway” exhibition on Bobby Jones at Atlanta History Center. Speakers included Hamish Taylor 84MBA, a St. Andrean who earned an MBA at Emory and is now an industry leader in Scotland.
Robbie Brown 07C, Steven Haag 07C, Caitlin Lyman 07C, and Andrew McCrary 06C are this year’s Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholars and will receive a year’s scholarship at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Four St. Andrews students also will take classes at Emory. The scholarship honors legendary golfer Bobby Jones 27L.
Brown, Emory Wheel’s former editor-in-chief, plans to combine journalism with a graduate degree in history. Haag, who was president of Emory’s Pre-Law Society, will study Roman history and aspires to a career in politics. Lyman, who will pursue a master’s degree in marine biology, plans to teach at either the college or high school level. McCrary, who will work toward a master’s degree on the history of the Reformation, plans to then attend medical school.