McMullan Award winner

May 1, 2013

Emory University senior Eduardo "Eddie" Garcia is the 2013 Lucius Lamar McMullan Award winner, one of Emory's highest student honors which also comes with $25,000 -- no strings attached. The McMullan Award, endowed by Emory alumnus William L. Matheson in honor of his uncle, is given to a graduating senior who exhibits "outstanding citizenship, exceptional leadership and rare potential for service to his or her community, the nation and the world."While at Emory, Garcia and several other students formed the Emory University Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services to provide immigrants and refugees who can't speak English with interpreters to help them during their medical encounters. He starts medical school in Texas next fall.