GALA’s annual Summer Social was a very cool event! Originally planned for the backyard deck at the home of Jerry Lowery, the heat of late August drove the crowd of approximately 40 alums, undergrads and guests inside, taking shelter.
Undeterred, the party went on for hours. Great conversation and fellowship were the order of the day, aided by scrumptious food and drinks. The party was a great time to embrace ending summer as we began making plans for another academic year.
Also, on October 21st, GALA took to Cox’s Ballroom to celebrate our annual Blue Jean Brunch. Every year during Emory’s Homecoming, GALA gathers to celebrate the diverse, unified and loving place that instilled in us not only academic excellence, but also excellence in morality, compassion, and justice for all people, regardless of background. Over 30 Alums and students shared a great buffet with drinks. Among the attendees was Emory’s new Provost, Dwight McBride. Joining Emory just this past July, Provost McBride mingled with our crowd, highlighting how he is excited to work with Emory’s nine schools and colleges to promote a curriculum of academic excellence and inclusivity.
GALA’s Annual Theater Outing was held on February 8th at Actor’s Express. This year’s show was Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-winning Angels in America, Part 1. Over 20 GALA Alums and guests gathered for wine & cheese and sandwiches before the show. There were two intermissions, so we kept returning to the table for more food and wine as the evening progressed. It was a great outing!
Coming up on the GALA social calendar are the Pride Awards on February 28th. After that, look for plans on another great Summer Social.