| Emory Report
October 6, 1997
Volume 50, No. 7
Eight alumni receive Emory Medal
Eight distinguished alumni received the Emory Medal during Alumni Weekend,
Sept. 26-28. Designed and first cast in 1987, the medal is Emory's highest
honor for alumni. The eight medalists for 1997 were:
- H. Jackson Brown Jr., '63C, author of Life's Little Instruction Book.
Brown's books have sold more than 21 million copies worldwide and have
been translated into 31 languages. He is president of END Inc., a marketing
and communications firm in Nashville, Tenn.
- Anne Elizabeth Hendrick Gaston, '55M, retired after years as a pediatrician
in Georgia and California. She is co-chair of the National Council of Medicine
at Emory and was a founding member and president of the Association of
Emory Alumni Board of Governors.
- J. Harper Gaston IV, '52C, '55M, former physician-in-chief and chief
of staff for Kaiser Permanente's California group. Now retired, he is president
and CEO of Gaston Loughlin Inc. and Healthcare Partnership Consultants.
Along with his wife, Anne Elizabeth, he is co-chair of the National Council
of Medicine at Emory.
- Glenda A. Hatchett, '77L, the chief presiding judge of the Fulton County
Juvenile Court. She chaired the National Forum on Youth Violence for the
Justice Department and is on the faculty of the National Judicial College
of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
- Edith Folsom Honeycutt, '39N, retired as a staff nurse at Emory Hospital
and for years was the personal nurse for Ernest Woodruff, father of George
and Robert Woodruff. In 1990, the Metropolitan Atlanta Community Foundation
endowed an oncology nursing chair in her name.
- Ben F. Johnson Jr., '40L, the former dean of Emory Law School. He was
also deputy assistant attorney general in Georgia and a senator in the
state Legislature, and he was founding dean of the Georgia State Law School
in 1983. Johnson personally argued the case that integrated Georgia's private
- Ben J. Tarbutton Jr., '49Ox, '51C, co-owner of Sandersville Railroad,
director and past president of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and a boardmember
for the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Department
of Natural Resources.
- Nancy Rankin Tarbutton, '57C, member of the Washington Country Library
Board, trustee of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and president
and trustee of the Transylvania Club, an organization that supports community
libraries. Married to Ben Tarbutton, she also promotes the Candler School
Committee of One Hundred.
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