2008 September - Service of Gratitude Ceremony
After a semester of learning about human anatomy through dissection and exploration, the first year DPT students at Emory hold a Ceremony of Gratitude to honor the people who donated their bodies for study. It is a simple ceremony and takes a form each first year class wishes it to take. The Ceremony is meant to celebrate all aspects of life and so it is always different, always surprising, at times joyful and at times reflective. This year, with song, poem, piano, dancing, and yes, even with struggles with juggling to music and with making a yo-yo fly, the students brought their talents, humor, love and their thanks to this Ceremony.