April 27, 2011

Negi honored for service

Geshe Lobsang Negi with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Geshe Lobsang Negi is the 2011 recipient of the DVS Award for Distinguished and Enduring Service to Emory University.

This annual award is presented by senior honorary society DVS to members of the Emory community that have demonstrated unusually high levels of leadership, service and humility.

Negi is a senior lecturer in the department of religion and director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership. He is also president and spiritual director of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.

"Geshe Lobsang Negi was chosen for his enduring service to the spiritual community of Atlanta, at Emory through the Emory-Tibet Partnership, and above all, through the deep relationships that he has built with his students and colleagues," says Jeffrey Ader of DVS.

Negi was presented with the award during the Goodrich C. White Lecture on April 19.

While past recipients have been honored at a private gathering, "we saw a unique opportunity to honor the recipient as part of the Goodrich C. White Lectureship this year," Ader says. Emory's 14th president "exemplified the great lesson of leadership through service during his time at Emory and beyond, which is the essence of the DVS award."

Other previous recipients of the award, which goes back to 1978, have included President Jim Wagner, athletics director Clyde Partin and religion professor Bobbi Patterson.

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