Emory Report
December 7, 2009
Volume 62, Number 13



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December 7, 2009

John Ammerman and Tim McDonough, theater studies faculty, were honored with Suzi Bass Awards, the Atlanta theater industry’s awards.

Ammerman, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies, was recognized for Lead Actor in “A Man for All Seasons” at Theatre in the Square in Marietta and, McDonough, associate professor and artistic director, as Featured Actor in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

Liz Chilla, Wendy Cromwell and Tim Hussey were recognized for their work when Emory Law’s alumni magazine, “Emory Lawyer,” and the school’s most recent admission viewbook took top prizes at the Public Relation Society of America’s Georgia Phoenix Awards. The group also earned a certificate of excellence for a direct mail solicitation.

Hussey is senior director of marketing and communications for the law school; Chilla is assistant manager of communications; and Cromwell is editor of the magazine.

Thomas Flynn has been elected to the board of trustees of Carroll College, a private Catholic college in Montana.

Flynn, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy, has received an honorary doctorate from Carroll, his alma mater, as well as Carroll’s Academic Achievement Award.

Carol A. Newsom received an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen on Nov. 12.
The Copen-hagen faculty selected the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology for the honor based on her work in Old Testament theology and her innovative work on the Dead Sea scrolls.

Luther Smith received the Big Voice for Children Award from Voices for Georgia’s Children, an independent policy and children’s advocacy group.

The professor of church and community at Candler School of Theology was recognized for his work as an advocate for children, which includes founding and leading the Interfaith Children’s Movement, an organization he founded in 2001.

Sheila L. Tefft has been awarded a fellowship from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.

The senior lecturer in journalism will use it to attend the business journalism professors seminar in January during Reynolds Business Journalism Week at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.