February 4, 2008
Robert Lee, associate dean of multicultural medical student affairs in the School of Medicine, has received the Special Recognition Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Student Affairs-Minority Affairs Section for his contributions as an advocate and mentor to minority students and faculty.
His efforts have made the applicant pool more culturally diverse with the strongest ever academic and extracurricular credential, according to the group.
At Emory, his 13-year-old Summer Science Academy has graduated more than 650 8th- to 12th-grade students, some of whom have gone on to pursue careers in science and medicine.
John Snarey, professor of human development and ethics at Candler School of Theology, has been elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association.
Snarey was elected through the APA’s Division of Developmental Psychology. Fellow status is bestowed on APA members whose contributions or performance have been unusual and outstanding in the field of psychology with national impact.
Snarey is a developmental/cultural psychologist and educator whose areas of interest include adolescent and adult development, personality and social-moral development, and the psychology of religious experiences. He also serves as an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and the Division of Educational Studies.
Tibor Varady, Emory Law professor, was knighted in a Dec. 10 ceremony in Belgrade, Serbia.
He and five others were honored for faithfulness to their professions during the days of communism and later during the ultranationalist regime of former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic.
The designation was more metaphorical than actual, meaning they were recognized as “knights” of their professions, Varady said.
Serbian President Boris Tadic spoke at the ceremony held at the National Theatre. Varady and his fellow honorees were given certificates and medals.