Award of Distinction Honorees

Emory University Human Resources is pleased to announce the 2024 honorees for the annual Award of Distinction. The Award of Distinction is the highest award for university staff which annually recognizes university employees who have made outstanding contributions to the Emory community. This year's recipients represent a variety of roles and backgrounds across the university.

2024 Honorees:

  • David Carroll, PhD, Director, Democracy Program, The Carter Center

  • Kate Grace, Sr. Program Coordinator, Center for Civic and Community Engagement, Campus Life

  • Freda Hall, Custodian II, Building & Residential Services, Campus Services

  • Michael Kloss, Assistant Vice President for Emory Events and Chief Protocol Officer, Advancement and Alumni Engagement

  • Lisa Nuñez, Director, The Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

  • Harriet Ruskin, Director, MBA Program Office, Goizueta Business School

  • Annie Shanley, PhD, Associate Registrar and Provenance Researcher, Michael C. Carlos Museum

  • Gina Shannon, MAT, Director, Human Simulation Education Center, School of Medicine

  • Circe Tsui, MS, Associate Director, Solutions Architecture, Office of Information Technology

  • Betty J. Webb, Administrative Manager, Division of General Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

  • Terez M. Whatley White, Fachbereichsverwaltung Deutsch (Academic Department Administrator), German Studies, Emory College of Arts & Sciences

  • Blaire Wilson, Senior Associate Director, Honor Council and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Emory College of Arts & Sciences

  • Roland C. Witter, Lead Financial Analyst, Campus Life

  • Emma Yarbrough, Assistant Director, Emory Arts, Emory College of Arts & Sciences

The 2024 honorees will be officially recognized at a special reception hosted by President Gregory L. Fenves on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, held at the Rollins School of Public Health.

Following the awards reception, more information about each honoree will be publicized in the Emory Report.

For information about the Award of Distinction, please contact Melissa Ragan, Associate Director, Communications & Engagement, at