175 Years of Emory History

The year 2011 ended in historic fashion when Emory celebrated its 175th anniversary.

To mark the occasion, the university named 175 Emory makers of history, including the following School of Nursing leaders. For the full list, see "175 or So Emory Makers of History."

Nell Hodgson Woodruff 46H, volunteer nurse leader and philanthropist for whom the school is named. 

Edith Honeycutt 39N, oncology nursing pioneer and private nurse to the Woodruff family.

Ada Fort, School of Nursing dean from 1950 to 1975.

Betty Marie Stewart 52N, nursing alumni leader and the first female president of the Emory Alumni Association.

Allie Saxon 63MN and Verdelle Bellamy 63MN, the first African American students to enroll full time at Emory.

Twilla Haynes 80N, who co-founded a clinic and orphanage for medically fragile children in Haiti with her daughters, Angela Haynes 91MPH 08N 09MN and Hope Haynes Bussenius 93MN.

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1. Nell Hodgson Woodruff (center)

2. Ada Fort

3. Edith Honeycutt

4. Nell Hodgson Woodruff

5. Verdelle Bellamy, Twilla Haynes, Betty Marie Stewart, and Allie Saxon attended the 175th anniversary celebration, each wearing a medal presented to Emory makers of history.

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