Emory Report
May 18, 2009
Volume 61, Number 31


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May 18
, 2009
Lundy inspired by gift of people at Emory

By Beverly Clark

“I’ve simply tried to be of benefit to the groups I’m involved in, and to not sit back and take what I have for granted,” said Nicolai Lundy ’09C. “I’ve been deeply inspired by the people around me at Emory. It’s really been a gift.”

The Phi Beta Kappa Scholar earned Emory’s highest student honor: The Marion Luther Brittain Award.
The Brittain Award, which comes with $5,000, is presented to a graduate who has demonstrated exemplary service to the University and the greater community without expectation of recognition.

“Out of everything I did at Emory, I’m most proud of Greeks Go Green,” said Lundy, who was co-founder and co-director of that sustainability initiative.

The four-year varsity letterman in track and field specializes in the 800-meter relay and was team co-captain this year. He holds the University record in the 4x800 meter relay and the Distance Medley Relay.

Lundy has been a frequent volunteer and mentor at an Atlanta Boys and Girls Club.
The Alpha Tau Omega fraternity president saw Emory’s chapter garner top honors in the nation, at Emory and in North America. He led an effort that successfully secured a $150,000 grant for an ATO scholarship fund.

The philosophy major plans to work in the nonprofit sector to “learn more about life outside the classroom,” and then pursue degrees in medicine and/or public health.