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President's Medal

Commissioned in 1995 by President William M. Chace, the President's Medal is to be conferred only on individuals whose impact on the world has enhanced the dominion of peace or has enlarged the range of cultural achievement. Analogous to the honorary degree, which traditionally is conferred at Commencement in May, the President's Medal is one of the two highest honors granted by Emory.

The first presentation of the Emory President's Medal was made on September 5, 1995, to His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet, winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.

The recipients of the President's Medal are: