Emory Report
December 15, 2008
Volume 61, Number 15



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December 15, 2008

Nathaniel E. Gozansky, law professor, was honored by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity at its Southeast Region 40th anniversary celebration at the Atlanta History Center.

Emory Law School was recognized for its role in the development and implementation of CLEO’s summer institute, which seeks to increase minority law school enrollment. CLEO, a nonprofit entity of the American Bar Association, also presented an award to Gozansky for his contributions as associate director of the national CLEO program during the 1970s.

Spero Karas and Sameh Labib have been chosen to be added to a database of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care quality research and information company.

Karas and Labib are faculty members of the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory School of Medicine and physicians in Emory Healthcare’s Sports Medicine Center. Both serve as consulting team physicians for Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory athletics.

Jenny McDowell was named National Division III Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

McDowell completed her 13th season at the helm of the Emory program by guiding the Eagles to their first-ever national championship.

McDowell was chosen as the AVCA South Region Coach of the Year for the third time in her career, and, Emory’s final victory total marked the 10th time during her tenure that the Eagles finished a season with 30 or more victories.

Betty Willis, senior associate vice president for governmental and community affairs, has been elected chair of the Regional Business Coalition.

As a voice for businesses across the region, the RBC can help metro Atlanta devise workable solutions to pressing issues, such as transportation and water, Willis said.

Willis, who was most recently vice chair of the RBC, serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association, the Georgia Brain Train Group and Central Atlanta Progress.