A Civitan Club essay second place winner, Myron Steves 34C chose to use his prize winnings to fund his Emory education. At 100 years old, this well-spoken centenarian shares his fond memories of Dean Miller and the earliest days of student loans. “I was one of the best customers that streetcar had!” Steves shared of his back-and-forth commute to jobs and class.
A ballroom dancer and season ticket holder to the ballet, opera, and theater, he credits English Professor Smith with inspiring him to enrich his non-work hours with appreciation of the arts. He fondly recalled dances he attended with friends at Druid Hills Country Club.
“Don’t work unless you must to meet expenses,” he advises first-year students. “Study as hard as you can and get a good foot in the door.” He admits, “That’s precisely what I did not do. I worked all the time.”
To enjoy more of Steves’s reflecton on his time at Emory, view the entire video here. This 175 Connections video is brought to you as part of the Emory Alumni Association’s Corpus Cordis Aureum 2012 Oral History Project.