According to the Emory Wheel, retired Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones will speak at Emory’s Class Day this year on Thursday, May 9th…
Jones, who played for 19 seasons with the Braves starting in 1993, holds the Braves’ record for career on base percentage and places third in the team’s all-time home run list. In addition, he received the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award in 1999 and the National League Silver Slugger Award in both 1999 and 2000.
Michael Kloss, Emory’s executive director of University events and chief of protocol, wrote in an email to the Wheel that Jones’ career with the Braves “should be an inspiring story to the senior class.” He noted that loyalty to a single employer — or team, in this case — is “not necessarily the expectation of many entering the workforce today.”
“[It] will be a story worth hearing,” Kloss wrote.
In other Emory guest-speaker news, the Dalai Lama is scheduled to return to Emory for two days in October.
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