For Emory alumni, the J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Emory Alumni Association (EAA), is equivalent to the Grammys or the Oscars. This year’s Turman award was presented to Virginia Bales Harris 71C 77MPH in a March 29 ceremony at the Miller-Ward Alumni House.
Many know her as a woman who has spent her entire life in public service in her many roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and as an alumna leader for Emory College and the Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH). She was named an Emory History Maker during the University’s 175th anniversary celebration last year.
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