Alumni gather to honor recipients of the Emory Medal.

The Emory Medal, the highest alumni honor

The Emory Medal is awarded to the best of the best. The highest of all alumni awards, the Emory Medal is quite large, literally and figuratively. The medal features Emory's seal, including the motto "cor prudentis possidebit scientiam," which translates as "The prudent heart will possess knowledge."

Simply put, Emory Medal recipients are recognized for

  • service to Emory, the Emory Alumni Association, or a constituent alumni association
  • service to the community
  • achievement in business, the arts, the professions, government, or education

The honoree is the featured guest at a celebration attended by previous medalists, Emory Alumni Board members, and top university administrators. Recipients also are honored with a biographical video produced by University Photo/Video.

Do you know someone who fits the bill? The Emory Alumni Board's Nominating and Leadership Committee would appreciate your help finding the next Emory Medal Recipient.


President Wagner greet's the 2014 Emory Medalists.
2020 Emory Medal Recipients

Mary S. McCabe 72BSN
Dr. Richard R. Souviron 58C 60D

Read their bios

Past Emory Medal recipients