Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award

The Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award, established by a generous gift from Madhu and Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, seeks to recognize Emory University's international alumni who are highly distinguished either nationally or internationally in their business, profession, or life’s work and who have made outstanding contributions to humanity, science, art, or human welfare.

2017 Recipient: Kwadwo Sarpong 15C

Kwadwo Sarpong is the cofounder and CEO of African Research Academies for Women, a nonprofit organization that seeks to create a research-intensive pipeline program for young African women interested in pursuing STEM careers. Sarpong also is a current student at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a former PREP Scholar at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. After battling a severe form of typhoid fever as a child and being affected by his brother’s paralytic polio condition, Sarpong hopes to become a physician-scientist specializing in neurodevelopmental diseases. His research focuses on evaluating the role of somatic mutations in children with autism and epilepsy. Sarpong was invited by the White House to participate in the 2014 US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, and also to the 2016 United State of Women Summit, to discuss women’s education in Africa.

Year
Recipient
2016 Brett Pyper 00G
2015 Joy Lawn 00PhD
2014 Umesh Parashar 96MPH
2013 Young-Ihl Chang 87G
2012 Leila McWhinney-Dehaney 06PhD
2011 Josep Call 97PhD
2010 Lado Gurgenidze 93MBA
2009 Han Wan-Sang 67PhD
2008 David Tkeshelashvili 06LLM
2007 Shariffa Al-Jabri 98MS
2006 Manfred Asamer 86MBA
2005 Moses Nayenda Katabrawa 97MPH
2004 Hamish W. Taylor 84MBA
2003 Eugenia Maria del Pino Ventimilla 72PhD
2002 Hong Koo Lee 59C