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Release date:
Aug. 23, 2001
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Emory University Names 2001 Woodruff and Callaway Scholars

Eighteen Woodruff Scholars and one Callaway Scholar have been named by Emory University among the 2001-02 incoming class. The merit scholarships are for full tuition, fees, room and board to attend Emory for four years beginning this fall, an approximate four-year value of $143,500. In addition, the Woodruff Scholars are granted a one-time $1,000 stipend for a summer research project abroad. The awards are given to students who have demonstrated intellectual vigor, outstanding academic achievement, unselfish character, leadership and communication skills.

The Robert W. Woodruff Scholars Program is named in honor of the late chairman of the Coca-Cola Company. The Robert W. Woodruff Scholarships were established in 1980 with proceeds from a $105 million gift the previous year from the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Fund. This endowment, given by the university’s longtime benefactors Robert W. Woodruff and his brother, George W. Woodruff, was then the largest single gift given to an educational institution in the nation’s history.

The Ely R. Callaway Jr. Scholarship, first awarded in 1995, is named in honor of the distinguished Emory alumnus. After graduating with a degree in history from Emory College in 1940, Callaway had successful careers in the textile industry, the winery business, and most recently as the founder of Callaway Golf, the nation’s largest golf club manufacturer. He is credited with revolutionizing the golf industry with the first oversized driver, the Big Bertha. Callaway passed away July 6 at age 82.

The Woodruff Scholars are:
• Jonathan Brasfield Adams, son of Joyce and Julius Adams of Jackson, Miss. (39211). He is a graduate of St.
Joseph Catholic High School.
• Patrick Robert Ayscue, son of Cheryl and James Ayscue of Gainesville, Fla. (32608). He is a graduate of
Buchholz High School.
• Luke Harbour Bassett, son of Brenda and Ralph Bassett Jr. of Culloden, W.V. (25510). He is a graduate of
Cabell-Midland High School.
• Ariel Sobel Bookman, daughter of Karen and Terry Bookman of Miami (33157). She is a graduate of
Gulliver Preparatory School.
• James Thomas Fetter, son of Debra Kay DeBoer Fetter and Robert James Fetter of Sterling, Va. (20164). He is a graduate of Park View High School.
• Martin Johannes Frank, son of Klaus Frank of Acworth, Ga. (30101). He is a graduate of Harrison High
• Stephanie Laurette Greenlea, daughter of Sandra and Charles Greenlea Jr. of Fayetteville, Ga. (30214). She
is a graduate of Sandy Creek High School.
• Cyrus Behram Irani, son of Farieda and Behram Irani of Plano, Texas (75075). He is a graduate of Plano
Senior High School.
• Charles Montgomery Kersten, son of Jennifer and Robert Kersten of Cincinnati (45215). He is a graduate of
St. Xavier High School.
• Embry Jerode Kidd, son of Robert Kidd of Vincent, Ala. (35178). He is a graduate of Vincent High School.
• Koshlan Mayer-Blackwell, son of Carol Blackwell and Robert Mayer of Salt Lake City (84105). He is a
graduate of Rowland Hall-Saint Mark’s School.
• Ross E. McCarron, son of Lynn Lastrapes of Carencro, La. (70520), and Kenneth McCarron of Lafayette,
La. (70506). He is a graduate of Episcopal School of Acadiana.
• Kevin James McCarthy, son of Mary and Mark McCarthy of St. Louis (63122). He is a graduate of Saint
Louis University High School.
• Elizabeth Alexandra Reynolds, daughter of Regina Romano Reynolds of Falls Church, Va. (22042), and Gary Reynolds of Haymarket, Va. (20169). She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and
• Monica Helena Robbins, daughter of Miriam and Gerald Robbins of La Jolla, Calif. (92037). She is a
graduate of Francis W. Parker School.
• Monique Victoria Robinson, daughter of Rosalina and Edgar Robinson of Pasadena, Calif. (91104). She is a
graduate of Westridge School for Girls.
• Matthew Samuel Stein, son of Jeri and John Stein of Dunwoody, Ga. (30338). He is a graduate of Chamblee
High School.
• Alyssa Miriam Zelkowitz, daughter of Deborah and Michael Zelkowitz of Longwood, Fla. (32779). She is a
graduate of Lake Brantley High School.

The Callaway Scholar is Patrick Wade, son of James and Melissa Wade of Chamblee, Ga. (30341). He is a graduate of Milton High School.


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