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Emory introduces The Nest high-tech timeline honoring student-athletes, coaches and staff
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Pictured (L-R) are Kimber Clark, associate director of Emory College advising; Kristina Odejimi, dean of students and associate vice president for belonging, engagement and community; David Clark, vice president of campus life; Lauren Taylor, former deputy athletic director for external operations; and Enku Gelaye, senior vice president and dean of campus life

— All photos by Jack Lewis

On Saturday, Oct. 21, The Nest was introduced to the Emory community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Woodruff Physical Education Center (WoodPEC).

The Nest reimagines the Clyde Partin, Sr., Athletic Historical Timeline, dedicated in 2010. The Nest features state-of-the-art visual and audio presentation technology. At the same time, it retains the timeline’s tribute to, and larger-than-life statue of, the legendary Partin 50C 51G, who served his beloved alma mater for more than 50 years as a coach, athletics director, teacher and historian.

“The Nest is about our student-athletes and the coaches and staff who nurture them throughout their years on this campus,” says Keiko Price, associate vice president of Campus Life and Clyde Partin, Sr., Athletics Director. “As one of many ways that Emory supports its student-athletes, the Nest rewards and preserves their outstanding accomplishments to inspire generations of Eagles to come.”

According to Joyce Jaleel, senior director of athletics and recreation, who has served the university’s athletics programs for 37 years, the Nest underscores the exceptional commitment of Emory student-athletes to excellence both on and off the field of athletic competition.

“We take great pride in recognizing our student-athletes’ decades of scholarship as well as their athleticism, which include 213 Academic All-Americans, 125 NCAA Postgraduate Scholars, 32 NCAA Championships and 220 UAA titles, among many other accomplishments,” Jaleel says.

Located on the WoodPEC’s second floor, The Nest was completed in August, following more than two years of planning that included input from student-athletes, coaches, staff, administrators and alumni.

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