March 15, 2010


The following Department of Music faculty played key roles at the Georgia Music Educators Association State In-Conference held in February in Savannah.

Eric Nelson, associate professor and director of choral studies, served as the guest conductor/clinician for the Georgia All-State Reading Chorus.

Scott Stewart, director of wind studies, conducted a concert by the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. Several of Stewart’s students were selected for 2010 All-College Band.

Bernard Flythe, Emory artist affiliate, was recognized for his performance as tuba soloist with the Hopewell Middle School Band.

Kay Fairchild, Emory artist affiliate, and percussion instructor Paula Williams were also recognized for their work on the conference.

Julie Shaffer was the recipient of the 2010 Georgia Organics Barbara Petit Pollinator Award, which honors an individual or organization for outstanding community leadership in Georgia’s sustainable farming and food movement

Shaffer is Emory’s sustainable food education coordinator. She received the award in Athens as part of the Georgia Organics 13th Annual Conference and Expo.   

The award acknowledges exceptional success in advancing Georgia Organics’ mission by spreading—pollinating—the movement throughout community life, such as the food industry, faith communities, public agencies, schools, and institutions.

Nanette Wenger was recognized by the Georgia State Senate for her many contributions to the field of medicine, according to the senate resolution.

Wenger is chief of cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital. Her numerous awards from medical societies and her service on scientific and advisory boards, related to cardiology, were also noted.

Jack Zupko received an National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Award.

Zupko is associate professor of philosophy.

Zupko will be part of an international team preparing the Latin edition and English translation of the Questions on Aristotle’s “De Anima” of John Buridan (c. 1300-61). The two-year, $195,000 grant funds the American portion of the project, to be carried out at Emory, Fordham University and the University of Wisconsin.


“Acclaim” recognizes the accomplishments of staff and faculty. Listings may include awards and prizes; election to boards and societies; and similarly notable accomplishments in the community. Emory Report relies on submissions for this section.

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