Updates from the Laney Graduate School Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Robin Harpak

Originally published November 30, 2015

LGS had a very robust Homecoming with events including the GDBBS Banquet, the Conversation with the Dean, a reception celebrating the new Chemistry building addition, and the Jones Scholar Alumni luncheon. 

The GDBBS Awards Banquet saw Lukas Hoffman receive the Graduate Program in Biology Academic and Professional Achievement Award. The award, established by Drs. Paul Orser and Kent Rhodes celebrates the outstanding faculty, staff, and colleagues in the biology program and celebrates an outstanding student each year who represents the qualities of some of the great alumni and faculty who came before him/her. To make a contribution and help this award reach endowment level and/or to establish an award in your name to honor a loved one or an esteemed member of the faculty or staff, please contact Robin Harpak at rharpak@emory.edu

The main pillars/priorities of the graduate school as outlined by Dean Tedesco are: academic integrity, professional development, internationalization and globalization, diversity and inclusion. To learn more about these priorities, you can read the 2015 Dean's Address using the following url:


The LGS continues the strategy of attending discipline specific conferences as a way to see many alumni in one space. This year we’ve already attended and provided LGS receptions at American Sociological Association and the Society for Neuroscience.  We plan to have receptions at American Academy of Religion/Society for Biblical Literature, American Historical Association, the American Accounting Association, and more.  Likewise, we continue to focus on affinity group gatherings as we host “reunions” for groups like our History alumni, Bobby Jones Scholar Alumni, Biology alumni, etc.

Thank you to Wells Fargo for supporting our efforts!