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Release date: Feb. 23, 2001
Contact: Deb Hammacher, Assistant Director, 404-727-0644, or dhammac@emory.edu

Local Student Selected For Emory's Bobby Jones Scholarship For Study In St. Andrews, Scotland

Heather McCaffrey, daughter of Catherine Luken of Commack, N.Y. (11725) and John McCaffrey of Brooklyn, N.Y. (11201), is one of four Emory University seniors to receive the Robert T. Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Award for a year of study at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. St. Andrews, founded in 1411, is Emory’s sister institution.

"The pool of candidates was outstanding; numerous votes had to be taken to determine those who were finally chosen," says Bill Fox, senior vice president for institutional advancement and chairman of the Jones selection committee. "We would have been happy to send any of the 14 finalists but ultimately had to choose four winners. To interview these outstanding students made us all very proud to be associated with Emory."

McCaffrey is a pre-med student double majoring in neuroscience/behavioral biology and music. She complements a demanding academic schedule with numerous sports and music activities. McCaffrey is captain of the varsity women’s crew club and a member of the varsity track and cross country teams and the triathlon/ cycling club. Musically McCaffrey is a member of the Emory Wind Ensemble, Jazz Honor Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet, Woodwind Trio, Wind Symphony and Emory Symphony Orchestra.

McCaffrey hopes to indulge her love of sports while at St. Andrews. "I’m looking into the various programs at St. Andrews and plan to take a variety of classes," says McCaffrey. "I also want to compete in as many road races, marathons and triathlons as I can while I’m there."

McCaffrey’s awards and leadership positions include serving as the current president and former philanthropy chairwoman of Phi Delta Epsilon pre-medical honor fraternity; a member of Mu Phi Epsilon music honor fraternity; a member of Nu Rho Psi neuroscience honor fraternity; a USAA All-American Collegiate Scholar and a member of the GMEA All-College Honor Band.

The Robert T. Jones Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Award, established in 1976, seeks to recognize individuals who will be excellent representatives of Emory at St. Andrews. Qualities required to fulfill this ambassadorship include intellectual excellence, a record of significant leadership, and academic interests that can be pursued through the offerings at St. Andrews.

Recipients are selected by a committee composed of faculty, administrators and trustees of the Robert T. Jones Committee. The late Bobby Jones, widely recognized as an internationally renowned golfer, was an Emory University School of Law alumnus remembered by those who knew him as an extraordinary man of rare
loyalty, compassion and integrity.


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