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:
Katrina R. Samuels '99C


Biology, minor in human and natural ecology

Post-graduation plan:

The day after Commencement, joined a team of Emory and Oxford students traveling to Durban, South Africa, to build homes with Habitat for Humanity

Career and life plan: "Attend medical school and specialize in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Ultimately, I want to work in international public health with indigenous people, integrating traditional and Western health-care systems."
A major accomplishment at Emory: "I brought back the yearbook and acted as executive director."


"Walk on air against your better judgment." (Seamus Heaney)
A life-changing experience at Emory:

"During my freshman year, I attended a lecture by Eloy Rodriguez, a visiting professor from Cornell University. I became interested in his work in the tropical rain forest with medicinal plants. Later, I joined his team as a National Institutes of Health undergraduate research fellow and conducted fieldwork for three months in the Yucatan in Mexico. The following summer, I worked in the Venezuelan Amazon. I have since shifted my career focus, published my research, and most importantly, gained a greater understanding of this planet, its people, and myself."

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