Commencement: May 14, 2018
With a keynote address by trailblazing entrepreneur Michael Dubin, Emory's 173rd Commencement honored the accomplishments of 4,857 graduates. From the opening procession to the final notes of the alma mater, take a look back through video, photos, audio and more.
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Photos: Oxford College Baccalaureate and Commencement
Oxford College, located on Emory's original campus in Oxford, Georgia, held its Baccalaureate service on Friday, May 11, in Old Church. The Oxford College Commencement followed on Saturday, May 12, on the Oxford quadrangle.
Photos: Emory Baccalaureate
Emory seniors, campus faith leaders and administrators gathered on the morning of Friday, May 11, in Cannon Chapel for the annual Baccalaureate service, a collective reflection upon the Class of 2018's college experience during the past four years.
Photos: Coca-Cola Toast and Candlelight Crossover
Undergraduates in the Class of 2018 gathered May 10 for the Candlelight Crossover, and following Class Day in Glenn Memorial Auditorium, students gathered for a reception at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, concluding with a Coca-Cola toast.
Radziminski garners undergraduate Brittain Award for social justice impact
The first in her family to attend college, Jalyn Radziminski has excelled academically while devoting countless hours to advocating for the needs of first-generation, African American and multiracial college students.
Nicole Schladt receives graduate Brittain Award for advocacy, service, leadership
For her leadership and commitment to community service, including co-founding Emory LGBTQ Legal Services, Nicole Schladt has been awarded the Brittain Award, Emory's highest student honor.
For McMullan Award winner Wei Wei Chen, art is centerpiece of life
Wei Wei Chen's parents, who emigrated from China and did not attend college, encouraged her to embrace every opportunity at Emory — advice she took to heart by excelling in a broad selection of coursework and becoming a driving force for the arts.
Cuttino Award honors physicist Eric Weeks as enthusiastic mentor
Known for his excellence in research and teaching, physics professor Eric Weeks consistently and generously shares his passion for scientific discovery with students and colleagues.
Charles Moore receives Thomas Jefferson Award for community health service
Frustrated by seeing indigent patients with serious illnesses who could have been helped by earlier treatment, Emory School of Medicine professor Charles Moore created a network of community centers that help bridge the health care gap in Atlanta.
Human health expert Michelle Lampl earns Exemplary Teacher Award
Michelle Lampl, director of Emory's Center for the Study of Human Health, draws praise for her dedication as an educator, her concern for students and colleagues, and her outstanding scholarly contributions.
Emory College scholar, community builder takes interdisciplinary pre-med path
Eli Patt was inspired to be a doctor because of his sister, who has epilepsy. After a class discussion about what it means to be human, he spent his undergraduate years exploring intersections of science, ethics and religion.
Oxford student leader wins ovations in classroom, arts, campus life
The campus of Oxford College is small, but for the past two years it has been a large stage where Willis Hao has demonstrated the remarkable range of his talents as an actor, dancer, scholar and leader.
SGA president looks to business career, while always striving to help others
Goizueta Business School student Gurbani Singh hopes to one day start a business to provide post-secondary educational opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental delays.
Doctoral student examines role of protein TTK in breast cancer
Jamie King's PhD research for Laney Graduate School's Cancer Biology Program has uncovered potential research avenues for new therapeutic interventions, including for triple-negative breast cancer, which disproportionately affects African American women.
At Emory, juris doctor student finds confidence to embrace excellence
Victoria Sparks, president of the Emory Black Law Students Association, says the most important lesson she learned at Emory is "don't run from the excellence others see in you."
Medical student's achievements include policy work on opioid epidemic
Headed to a residency in internal medicine, Maggie Salinger completed her medical studies at Emory while also pursuing a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School.
Former combat medic plans nursing career to continue helping those in need
While serving in the U.S. Army in Egypt, Aaron Montgomery worked as a combat medic in a Level II trauma center, helping care for nearly 1,000 patients from 13 countries. The experience inspired him to enter nursing school.
Public health graduate advocates for sex education as basic human right
While carrying a full course load, serving as a teaching assistant and working on her thesis, Sarah Ashley Jolly has collaborated with Power to Decide to improve sex education for children in the U.S. foster system.
Candler international student serves as leader, advocate for marginalized
South Korean native Hangoul Choi, a master of divinity student in Candler School of Theology, has helped give a voice to international students, immigrants and women.
Class orator Mehul Bhagat: Innovation comes from optimism and risk
Mehul Bhagat believes that every Emory student can change the world. The challenge, as he will tell his fellow graduates as the 2018 Emory College class orator, is embracing risks with the same optimism that permeates college life.
Arts majors receive national award for achievement in creativity
Film and media studies major Leila Yavari and business and music major Eric Newell are the 2018 recipients of the Louis B. Sudler Prize in the Arts, honoring graduating seniors with exceptional promise in the arts.
Acclaimed artist Fahamu Pecou earns Emory PhD with innovative project exploring black identity
Not every PhD candidate has elements of their dissertation displayed in an art gallery, but Fahamu Pecou has never followed the typical path for a doctoral student. A rising star in the art world, Pecou found an intellectual home in Laney Graduate School.
Emory program for first-generation college students set to graduate first participants
Amid the pomp and circumstance of next week's Commencement, the 1915 Scholars, an Emory program that aids first-generation college students, will graduate its first cohort of participants.
Separated at graduation: The Boden triplets part ways for a great cause
The Boden triplets will be separated for the first time in their lives as they graduate from Emory University School of Medicine and head to different residency programs to begin their careers in orthopedics.
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