March 15, 2004


SEP honored by DeKalb Technical College
Human Resources’ Skills Enhancement Program (SEP) has received a certificate of appreciation from DeKalb Technical College for being a valued partner in providing learning opportunities and career development for Emory employees.

Presented at a Feb. 20 luncheon ceremony that honored SEP’s seven most recent graduates, the certificate was accepted by LaShanda Perryman, SEP coordinator, and Sharon DeHaven, training manager. Parker Owen, workplace education coordinator for DeKalb Technical, made the presentation.

The seven employees who completed the SEP program were Roberta Alexander, Esther Belinga, Mariama Bonner, Mersiha Hotic, Edwin Lederer, Brenda Shepard and Gary Wills. All are employees of the University, Emory Hospital or Wesley Woods.

For more information on SEP, visit

Brittain nominations being accepted
Nominations are being accepted for the Marion Luther Brittain Award through March 31. The Brittain award is considered the highest honor given to an Emory student and can be presented to a graduating student in any academic division. It rewards “significant, meritorious and devoted service to Emory University.”

Nomination forms are available in the Office of Campus Life (401E Dobbs Center) and can be turned in to room 415E of the Dobbs Center or Drawer PP.

For more information, contact Martin Howell at 404-727-7195.

PCSW hosts annual spring event

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) will hold its annual Spring Event on Tuesday, March 16, in Miller-Ward Alumni House from 4–6:30 p.m. Regina Werum, assistant professor of sociology, will be keynote speaker, and her talk is titled: “Women Exploring Truth Through Expression—Or Personal Reflections on Why We Do What We Do and How We Do It.” The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kim Smith at 404-727-5673.

IT debuts web-based support service
The Information Technology Division has introduced a new, web-based electronic support request (ESR) form, which directly forwards support requests to technicians with the intent to increase customer-response time to noncritical issues.

The easy-to-use form will eventually replace, which is being phased out. The service, located at, prompts users for information to help with troubleshooting.

Feedback can be directed to

Swim season SAAC membership opens
The Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC) at the Clairmont Campus is offering swim season and summer memberships to Emory faculty and staff. Swim season memberships run March 15–Nov. 15, the entire time the pool is open;
and summer memberships run May 15–Sept. 6.

Faculty/staff swim season memberships are $210 individual and $280 family; summer costs are $100/$250. SAAC members can enjoy all center amenities including the pool, tennis courts, fitness area and more.

For more information, call 404-712-2430.