Campus Life’s Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon is back
The Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon – for all Campus Life administrative support staff – was hosted in April at the Carter Center. The event, founded in 2012, was last held in 2019, prior to the pandemic. “We were glad to be back together to honor our hardworking administrative staff,” said Mekeshua North, director of human resources for Campus Life and the event founder. “Some of our colleagues had not met in-person with each other for two years and some had never met new team members. So, this was the perfect opportunity to gather and honor them all.” The event featured a professional development presentation by Venus Miller, HR’s assistant manager of staff development and engagement, on The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by self-help author don Miguel Ruiz. Participants also enjoyed a catered lunch, mini-massages, gift bags, a tour of the Carter Center, and brief remarks by Campus Life’s Dean Enku Gelaye and VP David Clark.
Staff Fest 2022
A time-honored tradition, Staff Fest is an annual celebration of Emory University’s dedicated and hardworking staff. Let us know you’re coming. Completing the RSVP form will also add Staff Fest to your Outlook calendar, so you don’t miss the fun.
Volunteers still needed to help EVI staff Emory’s new DeKalb polling site
Emory Votes Initiative needs volunteers. The university is partnering with DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections to serve as a polling site at Emory’s 1599 Clifton Road building during the primary and midterm elections. Sign-up here to support our polling site during the upcoming elections. Read Emory News Center story about the Emory precinct.
Oxford College Dean Douglas Hicks named president of Davidson College
Hicks, who has served as Oxford’s dean since 2016, is returning to his alma mater, where he earned his undergraduate degree in economics before a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and his MA and PhD in religion from Harvard University. He will take the helm at Davidson on Aug. 1.
Rebecca Watson receives GradGuard Award
Award recipients have demonstrated outstanding performance serving their campus and profession, demonstrating potential for a successful and effective career in student housing. The award covers registration for Rebecca, Campus Life's associate director of housing administration, to attend the ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in June. With 17,000 members, the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International is the leading organization for campus housing and residence life professionals. GradGuard helps students and families protect their investment in higher education by providing insurance programs that help students complete their education.
Bob Crowder joins other Emory participants in GHCC annual golf tournament fundraiser
Campus Life’s assistant director of facilities, Bob Crowder, teamed up with other Emory staff to compete in the Gladiator’s Classic Golf Tournament, presented by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in April at the Country Club of Gwinnett. During the tournament, golfers were treated to Taste of Latin America, featuring a variety of Hispanic cuisine. The annual fundraiser also included a post-tournament reception, awards, and raffle drawings. Pictured above, from left: Randy Brown, manager, supplier diversity program, Emory; Veronica Maldonado, president and CEO, GHCC; Antonio Molina, board chair, GHCC; Miguel A. Blanco, CEO, Corporate Medicare Solutions; Bob Crowder; Kevin Nash, chief purchasing officer, Emory; Hilary Rosenthal, scientific sourcing manager, Emory.
11 students awarded Interactivity Foundation Collaborative Discussion Certificates
The IF Certificate Program, offered from November 2021 to February 2022, is a collaboration between the Barkley Forum (BF) Emory Conversation Project (ECP) and the nonprofit Interactivity Foundation (IF). ECP provides opportunities for students to acquire the skills to engage across their differences and transform those encounters into wellsprings of curiosity and ingenuity. According to its website, the “Interactivity Foundation’s mission is to strengthen our democracy through the use of a small-group discussion process to explore diverse perspectives and generate an expanding set of divergent possibilities.” Certificate awardees: seniors Gracelyn Chen, Albert Tianyi Liu, Adiela Vasquez; juniors Willa Barnett, Catherine Joanna Minyard, Niner Wilson; first years Kozbi Bayne, Matthea Boon, Sam Goldstone, Ari Segal, and Jungwoo Seo. The project’s lead facilitator was Lydia Smith, BF assistant director of campus engagement. Curriculum advisor was Ed Lee, BF senior director and senior director of faculty inclusion, Emory College.
This is the best college in Georgia
According to a list compiled by Forbes, the best college in Georgia is Emory University. Emory has an abundance of history and is known in recent years for their research contributions to fight the spread of Covid19. The university lies on a spacious campus with Italian- inspired buildings spread out in a quad formation.