Mark your calendar for the 2023 Emory University Graduation and Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum Weekend—May 6-7-8, 2023. School of Nursing alumni are active participants in this most special of traditions. Corpus Cordis Aureum, which is Latin for the golden corps of the heart, celebrates Emory alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago.
Two of Emory Commencement Weekend's signature events are designed especially for alumni celebrating their 50-year class reunions. During the SCCA Medallion Ceremony on Sunday, May 7, Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum (SCCA) inducts new members. Each new inductee will receive a specially commissioned medallion to keep and wear at all future Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum activities.
During Commencement, Monday, May 8, all members of SCCA, including previous inductees, are invited to march during the University's Commencement procession. Clad in gold robes donned during a breakfast reception, SCCA members enter the quadrangle with the graduating class and sit at the front in the VIP section. During the ceremony, SCCA is invited to stand and be recognized, symbolizing all Emory alumni.
Here's an over view of the 50th Reunion weekend events throughout the weekend:
Saturday, May 6, 2023
•50-Year SON Reunion Welcome and Hospitality Breakfast
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
•Student-Led Tour of the School of Nursing
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
•1973-2023: Conversations in Nursing with Emory Nursing Faculty & Students
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
•50-Year SON Reunion Celebration Lunch with Dean Dr. Linda McCauley 79MN
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
•Class of 1973 50th Reunion Celebration
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Miller Ward Alumni House
Sunday, May 7, 2023
•Emory Nursing Learning Center Tour
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
•Cherry Emerson Annaul Memorial Concert Honoring SCCA* (Optional)
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
•Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum Medallion Ceremony
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. | Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Monday, May 8, 2023
•Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum Breakfast & Robing
6:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Robert W. Woodruff Library | Matheson Reading Room
•Emory University Commencement Ceremony
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. | Quadrangle
•Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Graduate Recognition Ceremony* (Optional)
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Emory Student Center, Multipurpose Room
View the Class of 1973 yearbook. (pages 120-123)
Please consider serving as a reunion class volunteer. Reunion class volunteers will help build excitement by and reaching out to classmates to invite them back to campus for the weekend of festivities, assist in the planning of class-specific reunion events, and encourage participation in class giving efforts.
See who's attending!
BSN Class of 1973 Registrants:
Dianne E. Bailey
Jenny (Hutson) Crowley
Kay H. Hooper
Carol (Corpening) Humes
Shelly (Jackerson) Hutchinson
Debbie (Stephens) Mills
MN Class of 1973 Registrants:
Maureen (Reed) Killeen
Mary Lou Rahn
Other Reunion Weekend Registrants:
Calista "Ann" Hooper 72BSN
If you have general questions about the Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum or are interested in volunteering as a class reunion volunteer, contact Director of Alumni Engagement, Chelsea Shackelford at (404)727-0043.
For more information visit Emory's Society of Corpus Cordis Aureum program page.