Summer 1999 Emory Magazine

Commencement 1999

"May we here today be exhilarated"

Five Receive Honorary Degrees
154th Commencement Facts

Student Awards
Brittain Award: Cameron N. Welborn '99L
McMullan Award: Brant D. Brown '99C

Ones to Watch
Brian M. Oubre'99C
Katrina R. Samuels '99C
Stephanie M. Denton '99C

Kenya K. Hansford '99B
Jason R. Howard '99B

Oxford College Commencement
Millennial musings
"You have given us yourself"



Ones to Watch:
Brian M. Oubre '99C


Economics and history joint major

Why he is known on campus:

First-ever Caucasian president of Indian Cultural Exchange (ICE).

"Many of my friends in high school were Indian, so I was interested in Indian culture before coming to Emory. My involvement with ICE [first as co-chair of Diwali Festival of Lights, then as treasurer, and finally as president] has been very valuable to me."

Post-graduation plan: Summer position as a manager in Emory's Office of University Conferences; applying for an internship in India for fall 1999; returning for law school in fall 2000
Career and life plan: Pursue a career in international law or business


"Having visited Graceland three times, I like the motto Elvis used in his insignia: 'Taking Care of Business in a Flash.' "
Most inspiring teacher and course:

Patrick Allitt, "U.S. Intellectualism."

"The class was very small, and the exchange of ideas was amazing. Studying American intellectual movements was fascinating."

Favorite thing about Emory: "Its vibrant outlook as an institution. Emory is a place of limitless resources. With the academic departments expanding and new services being provided, there is so much opportunity for programming ideas and enhancements. Emory possesses the talent and the means to continue to thrive."

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