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In memory of Alan Palmer, his family and friends announce the formation of the Alan Palmer Scholarship.  A fund has been established in Alan’s name at his alma mater, Oxford College of Emory University.

Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to:

Bill Fox, Senior Vice President
209 Administration Building  

Please make the check out to EMORY UNIVERSITY and write the “ALAN PALMER SCHOLARSHIP” on the check’s memo line.

We will announce the creation of the Alan Palmer Scholarship at Oxford Day, April 24, 2004.  Your attendance at this event is welcomed.

Please forward this announcement, as you deem appropriate. Please consider this Scholarship if you are planning a fund raising activity in Alan’s memory. 

Q and A’s

Q- Why a scholarship at Oxford College?

A - Mr. Palmer tells the story of how Alan felt about Oxford.  Everyone expected AP to attend UGA, as he was a big Bulldog fan growing up. Unbeknownst to his family, AP applied to and was accepted by Oxford College.  In that first year, HP asked how things were going at school?  AP told him "Dad, this is where I belong"...........

You may know that AP was on Emory’s soccer and golf teams and, as you can imagine, was very active socially—including membership in the Kappa Alpha fraternity.  He was tapped to be Dooley's Spokesman while at Oxford.  To be the Spokesman for the "spirit of Emory" is one of the school's highest honors and reflects the leadership position AP held on campus. It was a place Alan held dear.

For more information on Oxford College or Oxford Day, please go to:

Q – How much money is needed to fund the Scholarship?

A – To fund the scholarship in perpetuity $50,000 is needed.  Anything over the $50,000 will lead to a larger scholarship for the recipient. Monies received after the April presentation of the scholarship will be added to the fund. If $50,000 isn’t reached, the money will be given out on a one-time basis in Alan’s name.  We are happy to report we are well on the way to $50,000 thanks to several generous early donations.

Q – Who will receive the Scholarship?

A – A rising sophomore at Oxford, who exhibits the leadership qualities of Alan, will be chosen by the College on an annual basis.  We are committed to ensuring the recipient knows who Alan Palmer was and the character traits that made him so beloved—his sense of humor, his generous compliments, his sincerity, his sarcasm, his caring, his friendship, his big hugs.  We think this is a very fitting, "living" memorial to Alan.

Q – Is this donation tax-deductible?

A – Yes, Emory University will provide an acknowledgement for tax purposes. Oxford College is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID: 58-0566256).

Note:  Your employer may offer matching contributions.  Please enclose the necessary forms with your donation.

Q – Is there a contact person at Oxford College who could answer questions regarding this scholarship fund?

A – Yes, Tom Wilfong, Director of Development. ph: 770/784-8314

Q – Who is on this Scholarship Committee?

A – Howard Palmer, Myra Palmer, Gail Palmer Hatcher, David Garrison, Jimmy Harrington, Matt Jewell, Fred Muse, Dr. John Howard Muse, Mitch Waters, Dr. Ken Wilson.  Feel free to contact any of us with your questions or suggestions.

We now have a question for you.

Have you had a medical check-up, lately?