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Friday, May 6, 2022
Celebrating Emory's Class of 2022
The Class of 2022 will be celebrated Monday, May 9, at a ceremony marking Emory's 177th Commencement, featuring a keynote address by cinematic innovator Tyler Perry. View Commencement information (including how to watch the address), read about outstanding graduates, watch videos and more.

Get to know just a few of the extraordinary graduates in the Class of 2022:


Emory College
Invention from rejection: dominating hackathons to tackle scientific problems
Jay Desai is known at Emory and through international hackathons for pairing tech skills with a knack for repurposing common materials. The result? Inexpensive inventions that solve sticky medical problems.


Laney Graduate School
An unexpected knack for mentoring forges connections on campus and beyond
As Camille Goldmon graduates with her PhD in history, she leaves a mark on Emory and the community as a groundbreaking researcher, engaging teacher and impactful mentor. Her dissertation examines the Tuskegee Institute's crucial role in the livelihood of Black agrarians.


Learning the meaning — and value — of servant leadership
As Anya Kasubhai graduates from Oxford College, she is grateful for lessons learned as a student and a leader, and the bonds she’s forged with those who have contributed to her successes.


Podcasting, COVID-19 fundraising and bringing creativity to business strategy
Social impact classes that prioritize stakeholders over shareholders and people over profits made impressions on Ben Feinstein that he intends to carry into his business career — and pass along to others.


Translating lessons from Hurricane Maria to medical school
Seeing the effects of Hurricane Maria firsthand influenced Natalia Calzada Jorge’s decision to pursue medical school. Now she’ll combine lessons from that experience with her time at Emory to better serve patients.


Improving the environment in her own good nature(d) way
Autumn McNeill combines her love of the environment with a social sciences perspective, finding ways to educate or involve others in creating solutions face-to-face and through social media.


Persevering though a natural disaster and the pandemic
Jovaan Velez knew from an early age that he would work in health care. After weathering Hurricane Maria and navigating nursing school during COVID-19, he’s ready to step into his role as patient advocate.


Helping others thrive at the intersection of spirit and body
Allie Williams once planned to be a doctor, but instead decided to explore the intersections of health and faith. Her studies and community work at Candler School of Theology showed her new ways to integrate spiritual and physical wellness.


Leaving coding behind to focus on frontiers of global finance
Tejas Dave left high-level finance and coding for quantitative analysis behind when he arrived at Emory Law. Now he’s shifting his problem-solving focus to the frontiers of global finance.


As Emory College class orator, Konan directs the spotlight to everyday supporters
Heather-Destiny Konan, the 2022 Emory College class orator, found success through community while at Emory. She wants fellow graduates to consider their role doing the same as they head into the world.
A message from Emory's police chief
In a message to the Emory community, Police Chief Cheryl Elliott provides information about the lockdown that occurred on the Clifton Road campus May 5 and outlines campus safety and support resources.


Join the fun of Staff Fest on May 13
Staff Fest returns to the Quad with favorites from years past and some new options: free food, games, a DJ, caricatures, volleyball tournament, sidewalk art contest and more. Visit the Staff Fest webpage to RSVP, order your t-shirt and stay up-to-date on all the details.


Tracking immune cells in the brain could help fight cancer metastases
Emory Vaccine Center and Winship Cancer Institute researchers have obtained a detailed picture of the immune cells present within brain metastases, with an eye toward reactivating and enhancing those cells with cancer immunotherapy.


Campus remembers Donald McCormick, former chair of biochemistry
Donald B. McCormick, professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Biochemistry, passed away on April 21. He was instrumental in Emory’s growth as an institution of research excellence.
emory in the news
Emory professor receives kidney donation from former student


Emory professor receives kidney donation from former student
May 3 |  Roxana Chicas and Vicki Hertzberg |  WXIA 11 Alive News

The voter turnout gap may be even bigger than we think


The voter turnout gap may be even bigger than we think
May 3 |  Bernard Fraga |  CNN

Why we need an Alzheimer’s moonshot in 2022


Why we need an Alzheimer’s moonshot in 2022
May 2 |  Allan I. Levey |  Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2022


Multifaith Baccalaureate for the Class of 2022
Baccalaureate is a multifaith spiritual time of reflection and celebration that includes graduating seniors sharing music, reflections and meditations with one another. President Fenves, deans and chaplains will offer their best wishes and blessings to the graduating class.
When: May 6, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
Oxford College Baccalaureate


Oxford College Baccalaureate
In keeping with Oxford’s tradition, this interfaith celebration of song and prayer represents the many faith traditions of our student body.
When: May 6, 5:00 p.m.
Where: Old Church, Oxford
Admission: Free
Emory University Commencement


Emory University Commencement
Emory’s 177th Commencement Ceremony returns to the Quadrangle and will feature a keynote address from Tyler Perry, honorary degree presentations, President Gregory L. Fenves’ address to the graduating class and the formal conferral of all student degrees earned. Watch the livestream on the Commencement website.
When: May 9, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Online
Admission: Free
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