Dr. Herman L. Reese Community Service Award

Attention Emory students!  The Caucus of Emory Black Alumni (CEBA) is taking applications for the prestigious Dr. Herman L. Reese Community Service Award.  This award commemorates an African-American who served as the Director of Financial Aid at Emory for nearly 15 years.  For over 25 years, Dr. Reese was influential in implementing programs that address emerging issues in higher education and the social and economic gains of Black Americans and other minorities.


This award is presented to students who have shown dutiful service to the Emory community and significant contributions to the black community at Emory and the greater Atlanta community.  Academic achievement and character of the student are also factors.  Additionally, award recipients will be expected to continue giving back to the community by committing to perform two community service projects during the 2013-2014 school year.  An announcement of the award recipients will be included in the CEBA national newsletter.


The award consists of $750 which can be used at the Emory bookstore towards the purchase of books and supplies during the 2013-2014 academic year.  To receive the award, the recipient must be enrolled in a degree program at Emory during this time.  An award presentation will occur during the Excellence Awards Banquet on April 17, 2013 at 5pm in Cox Ballroom.



  • Application form
  • 2 page essay focusing on significant contributions to the black community at Emory and the greater Atlanta community in one of the following categories:
    • Tutorials/Academic Assistance
    • Artistic contributions
    • Social/Psychological Support
    • Political Leadership/volunteerism
    • General community service
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Unofficial transcript indicating cumulative GPA


The application must be received by the Emory Alumni Association no later than March 14, 2013 (11:59pm)!


Questions/concerns? Contact Stella Maher, EAA Staff Advisor, at stella.maher@emory.edu or 404-727-8412


You can submit your application materials electronically to stella.maher@emory.edu. If sending by regular mail, please be sure the application is received by March 14, not just postmarked.


Mail to: Caucus of Emory Black Alumni

Dr. Herman L. Reese Community Service Award

Care of Stella Maher

815 Houston Mill Rd

Atlanta, GA 30329


Mae Bowen, c/o 2016

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