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A Round of Applause...

At Emory, there is no shortage of students, faculty, and staff excelling in their respective fields. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to recognize some achievements in the Emory community.

By Sarah Kelley 16Ox 18C
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At Emory, there is no shortage of students, faculty, and staff excelling in their respective fields. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to recognize some achievements in the Emory community. Recently, the Schwarzman Scholars and Emory International Awards honored members of the Emory family for their work. In addition, four Emory College seniors are finalists in the highly competitive Rhodes Scholars program.

 

Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars: Elliot Shuwei Ji 19C, Veronica Chua 17C, and Zhongyuan “Echo” Zeng 14OX 17B (not pictured)

Emory College senior Elliot Shuwei Ji 19C, Emory/Georgia Tech dual-degree engineering student Veronica Chua 17C, and recent alumna Zhongyuan “Echo” Zeng 14OX 17B have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars for the Class of 2020. As Schwarzman Scholars, they will earn master’s degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing while getting exposure to Chinese culture, business networks, and leaders. They join the ranks of 147 students selected from over 2,800 applicants from around the world. To read more about these scholars and the program, click here.

 

Emory international Award Winners

Emory International Awards: Uriel Kitron, Do Mai Hoa 02PH, and Mark Butt

Each year, Emory University’s Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives honors three members of the Emory community, to recognize their work and global impact. Recipients of the International Awards include a faculty member, an international alumnus, and a staff member. The 2018 International Award recipients include Uriel Kitron for the Marion V. Creekmore Award for Internationalization, Do Mai Hoa 02PH for the Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award, and Mark Butt for the International Outreach Award. The recipients this year are experts in the fields of ecology, public health, and international relations. To learn more about these recipients' work, you can read more here.

 

Rhodes Scholars

Rhodes Scholar Finalists: Lamar Greene 19C, Camila Reed-Guevara 19C, Leigh Schlecht 19C, and Namrata Verghese 19C

Emory College seniors Lamar Greene 19C, Camila Reed-Guevara 19C, Leigh Schlecht 19C, and Namrata Verghese 19C were among 221 Americans selected for Rhodes finalist interviews. Only 32 were selected to represent the United States as Rhodes Scholars. These students are part of the largest cohort of Rhodes finalists for Emory in the last 30 years. Their fields of study include human health, philosophy, comparative literature, and psychology/linguistics. To learn more about these finalists, click here.