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

Emory Students Selected For Bobby Jones Scholarship For Study In St. Andrews, Scotland

Four Emory University seniors, James C. (J.C.) Aevaliotis, Heather McCaffrey, Travis Sentell and Elizabeth Smith, have been chosen 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."

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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