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Photos: Farewell gala for President James Wagner

Emory President James Wagner, who will retire in August, was honored with a farewell gala held June 3 at The St. Regis Atlanta. Titled "The Wise Heart: A Salute to James W. Wagner," the evening included the presentation of a tribute video, also called "The Wise Heart" — a reference to how Wagner has embodied Emory's motto, "Cor Prudentis Possidebit Scientiam," which translates to "The wise heart seeks knowledge."

The event began with a welcome from J. Crystal Edmonson 95C, former president of the Emory Alumni Board, and included remarks from Ashish R. Gandhi 13C 15PH, former president of the Student Government Association; Jonathan S. Lewin, executive vice president for health affairs; Claire E. Sterk, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs; Michael J. Mandl, executive vice president for business and administration; Laura J. Hardman 67C, trustee emerita; Wendell S. Reilly 80C, trustee; and John F. Morgan 67OX 69B, chair of the board of trustees. Bishop G. Lindsey Davis, vice chair of the board of trustees, delivered the blessing.

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