Class of 2016 distinguished by commitment to service, community

Class of 2016 distinguished by commitment to service, community

A theme of service -- to campus, community and the world -- will be woven throughout Emory¿s 171st Commencement ceremony, set for Monday, May 9. Renowned epidemiologist William Foege will give the keynote address as Emory celebrates the diverse achievements of this year's graduates.


Class Day speaker Michael Sam encourages students to embrace adversity

Class Day speaker Michael Sam encourages students to embrace adversity

A college football star, Michael Sam made history when he became the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. Addressing Emory seniors, he spoke candidly about his difficult childhood and the fate of his football career.

Photos: Coca-Cola Toast and Candlelight Crossover

Photos: Coca-Cola Toast and Candlelight Crossover

Undergraduates in the Class of 2016 gathered May 5 for the Candlelight Crossover, a treasured Emory tradition marking their transition from students to alumni.

Meet the Class of 2016

Meet the Class of 2016

Read about the lives of students from each of Emory's nine schools who will be graduating at the University's 171st commencement on May 9.


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Honorary degrees celebrate pioneers

As 15,000 attendees gather on the Quad for Emory's 171st Commencement, the University will confer honorary degrees on a Nobel laureate, an international autism advocate and the person who gave Emory one of its major literary jewels.

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Photos: Chair Rodeo

Emory employees volunteered their time on Wednesday, May 4, to help set up chairs on the Quad for the 15,000 attendees expected for Monday's 171st Commencement. The annual "Chair Rodeo" is a popular Emory tradition.

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Brittain Award honors Nowmee Shehab for social justice efforts

In just three years at Emory College, Nowmee Shehab worked tirelessly on issues including sexual violence prevention and financial aid for undocumented students, earning the University's highest student honor.

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Naomi Maisel wins McMullan Award for bringing people to the table

After volunteering at local food pantries, Naomi Maisel founded Emory's chapter of Campus Kitchens, which saves about 1,000 pounds of potentially wasted food every month and converts it into healthy meals for those in need.