Celebrating 175 Years
Emory and Georgia: A Partnership of Heart and Mind
It was just another Saturday on December 10, 1836: Texas adopted a flag; a Trappist brewery opened in Belgium; Ralph Waldo Emerson paid off a debt. And Methodists in Georgia received a charter for a college.
Launching an educational enterprise ranks as a pretty good day's work. Certainly the aspirations of the college's founders -- Georgians all -- were great. Still, they could hardly have foreseen how their school and their state would change in the following decades.
The aspirations of Emory's founders have brought astonishing transformations. During 2011, Emory's 175th anniversary year, we celebrated this legacy and its impact.