On May 13, next Monday at 8 a.m., all the work, all the late nights,
all the triumph and even all the disappointment will pay off. And
all the dollars. All those dollars the Class of 2002and their
ever-supportive parentsgave to Emory University will revisit
them in the guise of the diplomas that will be handed out at Emorys
Continuing a tradition begun last year, graduates and their families
and friends will hear a brief address from each of the honorary
degree recipients: mathematician Benoit Mandel-brot; Mamphela Ramphele,
managing director of the World Bank; and Soldiers Medal winners
Hugh Thompson and Larry Colbrunn. Academy Award and Pulitzer Prize
winner Alfred Uhry will deliver the keynote. A graduate of Druid
Hills High School, Uhry wrote the play Driving Miss Daisy,
which was eventually turned into an Oscar-winning motion picture.
Oxfords Commencement speaker is an elementary school teacher.
Actually, shes quite a bit more than that.
Margaret Edson won a Pulitzer Prize for her play Wit, which
was turned into an HBO movie starring two-time Academy Award-winner
Emma Thompson last year. She earned a bachelors degree in
Renaissance studies from Smith College and a masters in English
at Georgetown. She currently teaches kindergarten at John Hope Elementary
I will do my best to carry my thimbleful of dignity, perspective
and pomp to this great day for the students and their families,
Edson said. I take it very seriously.
Oxfords Commencement ceremony, on Saturday, May 11, at 10
a.m., and Emorys Com-mencement two days later are merely the
culmination of a weekends worth of activities.
The full list of Commence-ment-related happenings is detailed below.
Information also is available on the Commencement website at www.emory.edu/COMMENCEMENT.
The website also contains the inclement weather plan.
Thursday, May 9
Emory Senior Class Banquet: 78:30 p.m. P.E. Center.
Class of 2002 Desserts and Entertainment: 8:30 p.m. Miller-Ward
Alumni House. 404-727-6169.
Friday, May 10
Senior Banquet, School of Medicine: 6:30 p.m. J.W. Marriott
Hotel, 3300 Lenox Road. Black tie optional.
Oxford College Baccalaureate Service: 78:30 p.m. Oxford
Old Church. Reception to follow. 770-784-8300.
Saturday, May 11
Oxford Commencement: 10 a.m.noon. Oxford Green. Free
parking available around campus perimeter.
Nursing School Pinning Ceremony: 1 p.m. Glenn Auditorium,
Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony: 23 p.m. 208 White
Nursing School Woodruff Tea: 2:30 p.m. Nursing school building.
Business School Awards Ceremony: 35 p.m. Glenn Auditorium.
Public Lecture: 4 p.m. The Saga of Fractals, From
Art to Art, Through Mathematics, Finance and the Sciences.
Benoit Mandelbrot, honorary degree recipient, speaking. 208 White
Business School BBA Reception: 57 p.m. Houston Mill
Business School Evening MBA Reception: 68 p.m. Park
Tavern Restaurant. 404-727-4477.
Sunday, May 12
9:30 a.m. Glenn Auditorium. Video screens will be set up on the
lawn. Parking and shuttle service will be available from the Fishburne
Baccalaureate Brunch: 10:45 a.m.: Dobbs Center. Shuttle
service will be available to the presidents Open House and
to the Fishburne and Michael Street decks. 404-727-6407.
Presidents Open House: 11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Lullwater
House. Shuttle service available to Fishburne and Michael Street
Carlos Museum Open House: 13 p.m. Carlos Museum. 404-727-4292.
School of Public Health Reception: 24 p.m. Rita Anne
Rollins Room, Rollins Building. 404-727-3739.
Emory College Honors Ceremony: 2:30 p.m. Glenn Auditorium,
reception to follow on the lawn. 404-727-0674.
Deans Reception, School of Medicine: 35 p.m.
WHSCAB Plaza. 404-727-5655.
Service of Sending Forth, School of Theology: 4 p.m. Cannon
Chapel, reception to follow in Brooks Commons.
Business School Full-time MBA Reception: 5:307:30
p.m. Jenkins Courtyard, Goizueta Business School. 404-727-1042.
Commencement Concert: 6 p.m. The King of Instruments
Meets the Instrument of Angels. Glenn Auditorium. Timothy
Albrecht, University organist, and Elisabeth Remy, harpist in the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, performing. Free. 404-727-6690.
Monday, May 13
Legatee Breakfast: 6:45 a.m. Special Collections, Woodruff
Commencement Ceremony: 8 a.m. Quadrangle.
Following the main Commencement ceremony, individual school ceremonies
will take place across campus.
Allied Health Professions: 9:45 a.m. WHSCAB Auditorium.
Reception to follow in Winship Ballroom.
Emory College: 9:45 a.m. Quadrangle.
Theology: 9:45 a.m. Glenn Auditorium. Reception following
the ceremony will be held in Brooks Commons at Cannon Chapel.
Business: 10:00 a.m. P.E. Center. Reception to follow in
the Jenkins Courtyard of the business school.
Graduate School: 10:15 a.m. Church School Building Amphitheater.
Reception to follow in the Church School Building.
Law: 10:30 a.m. Gambrell Hall. Reception to follow on Gambrells
Nursing: 10:30 a.m. School of Nursing Building. Reception
to follow in the nursing school courtyard.
Public Health: 10:30 a.m. Rollins Plaza. Reception to follow
in the Rollins Building.
Medicine: 11:30 a.m. Glenn Auditorium. Reception prior to
the ceremony in WHSCAB plaza.