May 29, 2001
Schools honor their own
From Staff Reports
Each of Emorys schools held its own ceremony to honor its graduates
from the academic year 200001. Following are brief reports of the
To add to the emotion, Sanderson became college dean in 1997the
Class of 2001s freshman year.
He will retain at least one Emory tie, as his son graduated from Emory
College in 2000. I will always stay faithful to this place,
he said. Always be a proud alumnus.
That is what he tells his son, Sanderson said, but the advice applied
to all the graduates sitting before him.
Bradley Miller, who earned a bachelors in neuroscience and behavioral
biology served as senior orator. We are all bonded by our Emory
University education. We need to use it to affect the way we live and
approach life, he said.
Joining Paul on the dais were Provost Rebecca Chopp, Associate Dean Gary
Wihl and Virginia Shadron, director of special projects for the graduate
school. A total of 164 received their doctorates, and another 104 earned
Robertson also said the former Coca-Cola chairman told the graduates
that opportunity is accompanied by obligations, and Robertson
said he wanted to emphasize that the graduates should contribute not only
to their own success but should work to enrich the lives of others.
Hunter said this was his 27th Emory commencement, but every one
has been a thrill. He told the graduates he was struck by the similarity
and relevance of the speakers remarks at the main ceremony on the
triumph of truth, the rule of law and reconciliation.
These are fitting themes for you, Hunter said. Your
role is to seek justice, peace, harmony and reconciliation in all the
work you do.
John Mayoue 79L, president of Emory Law Alumni Association, gave
the graduates two pieces of advice: Remain open-minded in your career
choices and in areas of law practice [and] govern yourselves through the
principles of professionalism.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
at the National Institutes of Health, urged graduates to be lifelong students
of their fields and to never forget the impact medicine can have on society.
Nothing crystallizes social issues more than health, he said.
Be assured that in the broad sense [the medicine you practice] is
linked directly and indirectly to the citizens of the world.
I am confident the preparation you graduates have received here
will serve you well, Lambert told the 52 masters and 61 baccalaureate
degree recipients. The names Emory and Woodruff are recognized and
In her 15-minute address, Lambert challenged the graduates to recruit
new nurses from among their friends and family; remain up-to-date in current
events, community organizations and the world of research; learn from
any mistakes they might make; and continue
Speaking at the schools graduation ceremony outside the Rollins
Research Building, Rosenberg marveled at the leap in life expectancy Americans
achieved during the 20th century, from roughly 45 in 1900 to 75 by centurys
end. Look around and imagine everyone over 45 gone from this picture,
he said. The increases in life expectancy are largely due to the
public health field, not to advances in medical care.
Rosenberg also referenced Emorys William Foege, Presidential Distinguished
Professor of International Health, in defining the duties of public health
professionals. Masters of public health recipient Sidath Panangala
spoke on behalf of the graduates.
Because of the long wait, the faculty has allowed me to advance
all graduates one degree, Richey told the capacity crowd, which
in turn greeted the remark with laughter.
The ceremony was Richeys first since arriving last fall from Duke
University to take over as Candlers dean.
On a more serious level, he reminded students that it was their faith
in their education, their families, their friends, themselves and God
that had helped bring them to this point in their lives.
Keep [the graduates] steadfast in the faith, evergrowing in the love and knowledge of [God], said Richey during his prayer for the graduates.