EMORY UNIVERSITY

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Emory University is an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action.
The university is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems.

Rankings & Successes

  • Top Ranking: Emory ranks among the top 20 national universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."
  • Distinguishes Professors:Distinguished faculty members include former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Booker Prize-winning novelist Sir Salman Rushdie, His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, symphony conductor Robert Spano, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
  • Famous Alumni:Emory alumni have included one U.S. vice president, seven U.S. senators, 13 U.S. representatives, three governors, three ambassadors, one Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, five Pulitzer Prize winners and an astronaut.
  • Award Winning Students: Emory students are well represented among competitive academic programs, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Goldwater, Rotary, Rockefeller, Mellon and USA Today scholarships as well as National Science Foundation Fellowships.
  • Breakthrough Research: Emory is a leader in HIV research. More than nine in 10 HIV patients in the United States who are on lifesaving therapy take Emtriva (emtricitabine) or 3TC, both drugs created at Emory. One of the leading vaccine candidates against HIV was developed at the Emory Vaccine Center and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.
  • Academic Excellence: The Robert T. (Bobby) Jones Jr. Scholarship and Fellowship programs, named for the celebrated golfer who was a 1929 School of Law graduate, represent a unique exchange program with the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
  • Advancing Sustainability: Emory was named one of nation's greenest colleges in The Princeton Review's "2009 Green Rating Honor Roll."
  • Community Life: The campus community was honored to receive the 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service, the highest federal recognition given to colleges and universities for their commitment to community service, service-learning and civic engagement.
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This was the club that Chris was in while attending Emory Universities.