Volume 75
Number 4


“The point I would make is this–and I would have you
bear in mind that I am speaking of the honest novelist along with the honest historian. Both are seeking the same thing: the truth–not a different truth: the same truth–only they reach it, or try to reach it by different routes.”

–Historian and novelist
Shelby Foote, presenting the keynote address, “The Novelist’s View of History,” during
Alumni Weekend 1999







Alumni Weekend 1999 brought nearly three thousand alumni to Emory in late September to rekindle old friendships, meet new school leaders, and explore a campus that has changed substantially in recent years. The annual Emory Medal Awards Presentation brought out such celebrities as Kenneth Cole ’76C (left) and Civil War historian Shelby Foote. The weekend concluded with another Emory tradition, Lullwater Day, when students and alumni picnic in the park and enjoy live entertainment by student groups such as No Strings Attached and the juggling troupe Eatus (pronounced ay-ah-TOOS). After the performance, juggler Elliott Ribman (right) takes a break to chat with a future Emory alumnus.

The 1999 Sports Hall of Fame inductees included (seated, from left) Atlanta Track Club director Julia Voorhees Emmons ’73G-’84PhD, eight-time All-American swimmer Richard S. Arwood ’91C-’95M, retired women’s tennis and volleyball coach Mary Alice Clower, (standing, from left) three-sport letter winner H. David Short III ’70C, and tennis player Robert D. Simons ’83C. (Not pictured) Football fullback John H. Venable ’29C-’33M (deceased), Robert D. "Buckhead Bulldozer" Sanders ’51B (deceased), and Ely R. Callaway Jr. ’40C, inventor of the Big Bertha golf driver.

In Memoriam
Eugene H. Sanders ’18C-’28G of Atlanta passed away on November 1, 1999. Before his death, Sanders was the oldest living alumnus of Emory. Born February 18, 1897, Sanders earned a master’s degree in education and taught science for forty-two years before retiring in 1962. During his Emory years, he led the Few Literary Society and was an orator and class poet. He is survived by his wife, Ruth K. Sanders, also a retired science teacher. Emory’s oldest living alumni are George L. Walker Jr. ’23C-’26M-’28MEDI, born September 27, 1901, and W. Raleigh Garner ’21Ox-’25C-’27M, born October 27, 1901.



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