October 15, 2007
Emory medalists honored for dedication to University
Two of Emory’s most distinguished and dedicated graduates recently received the University’s highest alumni honor, the Emory Medal. The 2007 Emory medalists are longtime administrator Bill Fox, who dedicated much of his career to the university, and Ronnie Weathers, a doctor who began his lifelong relationship with Emory as an undergraduate more than 50 years ago.
Emory President Jim Wagner presented the medals during a ceremony Oct. 4 at the Emory Conference Center. The Emory Medal was first awarded in 1946 and is one of the highest honors given by the University.
Fox, who earned his Ph.D. at Emory in 1979, retired from the University in January 2005 following a 34-year career that included 10 years as vice president for campus life and 13 years serving as vice president for the former division of institutional advancement. The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry was dedicated in his and his wife’s honor during Homecoming Weekend in 2006.
Weathers came to Emory as an undergraduate in 1956. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1960, and dental degrees in 1962 and 1966. He has been a member of the faculty since then, first in the former Emory School of Dentistry, now in the School of Medicine. Now the vice chairman for oral pathology and director of the Office of Dental Programs in the School of Medicine, Weathers is a distinguished champion of health care and medical education.