September 14, 1998
Volume 51, No. 4
Journalist Hunter-Gault, Delta's Mullin here Alumni Weekend
The first days of fall signal the return of Emory alumni to campus, where the years roll away as they reacquaint themselves with friends, faculty and their alma mater. Many events highlight the annual four-day Alumni Weekend, held from Sept. 24 to 27 this year.
Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault will speak at the Emory Medal Awards presentation on Saturday, Sept. 26. An award-winning correspondent for PBS and National Public Radio, Hunter-Gault is also well known as one of the two black students, along with the late Hamilton Holmes '67M, who integrated the University of Georgia in 1963.
On Friday morning alumni can tee off at Druid Hills Golf Club, joining the Emory golf team for a tournament beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $100 per person and includes green fees, cart and lunch. Also held that day is "Where is the Bedside?," a daylong symposium hosted by the Nurses' Alumni Association that looks at how nurses use their clinical acumen and research results to develop creative leadership in this era of managed care. Leo Mullin, president and CEO of Delta Air Lines, will speak at the business school reception and awards ceremony Friday evening.
Saturday jump starts with the annual Alumni 5K Fun Run through Lullwater Park; the $10 entry fee includes a T-shirt. After the Emory Medals ceremony at 11 a.m., the All-Alumni Luncheon will commence with a bagpiper-led procession from Glenn Church to the Quadrangle. Bill Mitchell '60C will lead a tour of Druid Hills at 2 p.m. The award-winning author and architectural historian will highlight many of the homes featured in his new book on architect Neel Reid. Reservations are required for each of these events.
The day's activities wrap up with the All-Alumni Band Party--jam sessions with various alumni-led musical groups--the nursing school dinner and awards presentations, and receptions for medical school and Rollins School alumni at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta and The Porterhouse restaurant, respectively.
Sunday morning worship will be led by Bishop Bevel Jones III '46C, '49T beginning at 11:15 a.m. The traditional Lullwater Day picnic ends the weekend's activities. Reservations are required.
For more information about these and other Alumni Weekend '98 events, call 404-727-2557 or visit the Association of Emory Alumni web site at <www.emory.edu/ALUMNI/>.