2016 Conference Recap

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The Emma Awards

In 2016, the Emma Bowen Foundation recognized outstanding fellows with “Emma Awards” to reward their hard work and inspire others to follow their lead. The 2016 Emmas were awarded as follows:

  • The Emma for Courage –To Olivia Richard for her decision to go to Colorado to cover the GOP Debate no matter the obstacle to give her fellow students and community a hands-on look at the event.

  • The Emma for Storytelling – To Kally Kasulis for her work as a freelance journalist for the Boston Globe – she made it a goal of hers to win this award and wrote herself a letter at last year’s Link Conference pushing herself to be published this year, which she accomplished multiple times over. 

  • The Emma for Volunteerism – To Haleigh Hoskins, who spent her Spring Break in Ferguson, MO working to register people in the area to vote, then took her effort back to Atlanta, where she continues to work towards local voter registration.

  • The Emma for Innovation – To Marnice Davis, who developed a consulting business, Impact Inspiration LLC, to help walk high-school students through the scholarship application process.

  • The Emma for Ubuntu – To Ty Greenwood, who has worked tirelessly to promote diversity on campus throughout his time at Washington and Jefferson College, from challenging the theatre department to select more diverse works to joining the admissions department to push for greater diversity in incoming students.

  • The Emma for Influencing – To Murugi Thande, who helped to raise over $25,000 in donations for children in her local communities through a series of promotional videos that she helped to create.