Jake's Golden Heart Award

The Judson C. Ward Golden Heart Award was established in May of 2010 in honor of its namesake and first recipient. This award, given by the Emory Alumni Association, Dr. Judson C. Ward recognizes Emory alumni who have demonstrated the values exemplified by former Dean of Alumni Dr. Judson “Jake” Ward 33C 36G. Alumni who possess one or more of the following attributes are eligible to be nominated:

Nominees and potential recipients must also meet the following criteria:

Nominations for the Golden Heart Award are solicited and accepted each year by the EAA. To nominate an alumnus/a, please  complete your nomination online or send your nomination to: 

Fiona Riedl
Emory Alumni Association
Miller-Ward Alumni House
815 Houston Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30322


Learn more about the 2015 recipient of Jake’s Golden Heart Award, Dr. Sidney H. Yarbrough III 59C 63M 64MR 67MR 70MR, who will receive the honor on May 10, 2015 at the Corpus Cordis Aureum induction ceremony during Emory Commencement Weekend.

Past Recipients
2014 J. Joseph Edwards 54Ox 56B 58B and Patricia Carter Edwards 61C
2013 Barbara Reed 57N 79N
2012 H. Dean Minor 38Ox 40C
2011 Emory Williams 32C
2010 Judson "Jake" Ward 33C 36G

Corpus Cordis Aureum