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Emory University will celebrate its 171st commencement ceremony Monday, May 9. With approximately 15,000 in attendance, the graduation ceremony — rich with pageantry and tradition — offers a unique expression of university values, including academic commitment and integrity, citizenship, leadership, service, and exceptional teaching, research and mentoring.

William Foege, MD, the renowned epidemiologist credited with devising the strategy to eradicate smallpox, will deliver the keynote address.

This page represents a collection of stories from the Emory News Center about the event and the students in the Class of 2016.

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Throwback: Class of 2016 Picture Time-lapse

During their freshman orientation at Emory University, the members of the Class of 2016 assembled on the quad in the formation of their graduation year.

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Giddens, Ono garner Eleanor Main Awards for mentoring excellence

May 16, 2017

Climate change is in Atlanta's air

May 12, 2017

Faculty, staff honored for teaching, mentoring and more

May 10, 2017

Emory's 172nd Commencement honors graduates

May 8, 2017

Jared Greenbaum garners Brittain Award for restructuring graduate student governance

May 5, 2017

Kaitlyn Posa receives undergraduate Brittain Award for work on religious freedom, human rights

May 5, 2017

McMullan winner's passion for liberal arts shapes Emory career

May 5, 2017

Carol Hogue wins Jefferson Award for career dedicated to healthier families

May 5, 2017

Lauded for book on "White Rage," Carol Anderson receives Scholar/Teacher Award

May 5, 2017

Cuttino Award honors Martine Brownley for mentoring excellence

May 5, 2017

Oxford College's 172nd Commencement honors the Oxford experience

May 4, 2017

Photos: Chair Rodeo

May 4, 2017

Class orator Noah Cole to emphasize shared Emory values

May 3, 2017

Business student earns 4.0 GPA while balancing community service, varsity sports

May 2, 2017

Doctoral student examines religious, spiritual aspects of addiction recovery

May 2, 2017

Nursing student champions vulnerable populations

May 2, 2017

For juris doctor student, 'outstanding' is a way of life

May 2, 2017

Candler graduate heeds calling to serve across borders

May 2, 2017

Oxford College student combines intellect, humility, passion

May 2, 2017

Sociology, international studies major driven to explore identities

May 2, 2017

Here or a world away, public health student helps communities in need

May 2, 2017

Sudanese immigrant studies medicine to impact society

May 2, 2017

Sudler Prize honors top students in performing, creative arts

May 1, 2017

Volunteers needed to help with Chair Rodeo, Commencement Day

April 18, 2017