Emory Report
February 12, 2007
Volume 59, Number 19

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February 12, 2007
Emory names 2007 Humanitarian Award winners

BY beverly clark

Emory University seniors Lindsey Baker, Jamie Lawler, Mary Parker, Haley Rosengarten and Elizabeth Sholtys, and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing graduate student Crystal Bailey, were recently named the University’s 2007 Humanitarian Award winners. The honor recognizes students who embody a spirit of volunteerism and sense of community, both on campus and off.

Students are nominated for the Humanitarian Award by peers and faculty members for demonstrating honesty, integrity, responsibility and a sense of community; for special acts of courage and friendship; and for committing an unusual amount of time and energy in service to others.

This year’s honorees are extensively involved in both local and international community service: Baker is co-director of Volunteer Emory; Lawler, captain of the Emory women’s varsity swim team, coaches a Special Olympics swim team and volunteers weekly with My House, a center for abused infants and toddlers; Parker is co-chair of the University’s Multicultural Council, a MORE (Multicultural Outreach and Resources at Emory) mentor, a member of the President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity and a student leader in Emory’s Transforming Community Project; Rosengarten is co-president of Emory Hillel and worked to bring the AIDS Quilt to Emory for “Quilt on the Quad” on World AIDS Day Dec. 1, during which she dedicated a panel to her father who died of AIDS; Sholtys is founder and director of the Ashraya Initiative for Children, a nonprofit organization and home for street children in Pune, India; and Bailey serves as co-president of the Emory International Student Nurses Association and has worked extensively with underserved populations both here and abroad.