Six students were recipients of the 1996-97 Humanitarian Awards. They have
each demonstrated honesty, integrity, responsibility and a sense of community,
according to their peers and teachers. The awards also honor special acts
of courage and friendship and the commitment of an unusual amount of time
and energy in service to others.
Connie Shih, a senior, has volunteered at soup kitchens, staffed shelters
and participated in community clean-ups as a member of Alpha Phi Omega service
fraternity. She also was an early member of a task force set up to work
with administrators to improve facilities for the physically challenged.
A sophomore, Katie Moore is president of the newly formed Umbrella Group,
a peer counseling service, a member of First Responder and a volunteer with
the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center.
Lee Kramer chaired the Second Annual Holiday Dinner, a joint effort of three
fraternities that collected 2,500 cans of food for the Atlanta Community
Food Bank. A senior, he founded the Chuck Hutchins Race for Life, a 6K run
that raised $2,800 last year in honor of his brother's roommate, who died
An'del Kitchens, a senior, founded the Shepherd Program, an adopt-a-family
program, and serves as a mentor and tutor for public school children. He
spent his winter break visiting children in several burn units of Atlanta
area hospitals and routinely participates in AIDS Walk, Hunger Walk and
Hands On Atlanta projects.
Graduate student Aun Lor is one of the founders of the International Student
Association for Health and Human Rights, a group that seeks to unite student
groups and Emory and throughout the country to develop skills and experience
in human rights issues. A Cambodian immigrant, he's become an activist in
the fight against the devastating effects of land mines that impact thousands
in developing countries each year.
Emily Tripp was honored with the Virgil Eady Award at Oxford College for
extensive community service in 1995. She volunteers at several Atlanta area
programs and spends her summers traveling around the world through her church
or Emory's service-learning trips. A senior, she will graduate in May with
joint bachelor's and master's degrees in English.