Summer 1999 Emory Magazine

Volume 75
Number 2

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"

Who Runs Georgia?

Postcard from the Past

Back Cover
The Carlos kylix








Dana Greene ’71PhD has been named dean and chief executive officer of Oxford College effective July 19. She succeeds William H. Murdy, who is retiring after leading Oxford for twelve years. Greene has spent the past five years as associate provost for faculty affairs at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. During her administrative tenure, Greene also has maintained her role as a professor in the school’s history department, the first position she accepted after graduating from Emory. “There is a tremendous love for Oxford,” Greene says. “You have the immediacy of the Oxford community around you and the additional resources that the Atlanta campus provides. The potential is fabulous.”

School of Law Dean Howard O. “Woody” Hunter has agreed to steward the school for a third five-year term. With the retirement of Oxford College Dean William H. Murdy this summer, Hunter is now the senior dean at Emory. Hunter joined the law school faculty in 1976 and became dean in 1989. During his tenure, he has overseen the addition of seventeen faculty members and the formation of the school’s distance learning and international programs, as well as the addition of the MacMillan Law Library and the renovation of Gambrell Hall.
Claremont School of Theology professor Mary Elizabeth Moore has been named director of the Candler School of Theology’s Program for Women in Theology and Ministry. She also will serve as professor of religion and education while overseeing Candler’s academic certificate program. Moore is the author of Teaching from the Heart: Theology and Educational Method and Ministering with the Earth. A United Methodist Church deacon, Moore is president of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education and of the Association of Practical Theology and is a board member of the Oxford Institute in Methodist Theological Studies.
Marla E. Salmon, associate dean for graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, has been named associate vice president for nursing science and chief executive officer of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Salmon was director of the division of nursing at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1991 to 1997 and a member of the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform. She chairs the World Health Organization’s Global Advisory Group on Nursing and Midwifery. “Marla Salmon is a gifted leader who arrives at an important time in the nursing schoolÕs history,” said Michael M. E. Johns, executive vice president for health affairs.
Hannah McLaughlin ’97C, who majored in English and creative writing with a second major in medieval studies at Emory, has been awarded a 1999 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies. McLaughlin will use the prize to pursue doctoral work this fall at Princeton University focusing on anti-Semitic literature during the medieval era. McLaughlin received Emory’s 1997 Lucius Lamar McMullan Award and also received a Rotary fellowship for postgraduate research at the University of York in England in 1998. During her junior year at Emory, McLaughlin was one of twenty students nationwide to receive a Beinecke Brothers Memorial Fellowship for postgraduate study. ”Hannah is a brilliant young woman in terms of ability, but what really makes her stand out is how passionate she is about learning,” says Associate Professor of English Lynna Williams.




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