June 2, 2011

Acclaim: Maasoumi, Usher, West recognized for work

Esfandiar Maasoumi

Esfandiar Maasoumi

Jody Usher

Jody Usher

Andrew West

Andrew West

Esfandiar Maasoumi has been elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Maasoumi is Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of Economics.

Recipients are recognized by the professional statistical society for their outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in the field of statistical science.

Jody Usher, co-director of the Transforming Community Project at Emory, was the guest speaker at the 2011 Recognition Ceremony for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, held in May.

The Princeton Club of Georgia awards the prize to recognize high school students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in the community.

Andrew West was named as a Volunteer of the Year by Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.

West is senior center administrator of the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute, a partnership between Emory, Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Tech.

West received the honor for his 13 years of service, currently serving as a volunteer skilled supervisor. For the last six years, he has also helped coordinate an annual golf tournament with his fraternity, Epsilon of Kappa Alpha Order at Emory, to benefit Atlanta Habitat.

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