Emory professor donates $5,000 prize to Decatur Education Foundation
The Decatur Education Foundation reports that Emory professor of biochemistry Anita Corbett has donated money from a recent award to DEF.
According to DEF, the Laney Graduate School of Emory University recently honored Corbett with the inaugural Eleanor Main Graduate Mentor Award.
DEF says, “The award honors the memory of the late Dr. Eleanor C. Main, herself an Emory professor who served in several high-ranking administrative positions in her four decades of service and leadership at Emory University. She was a passionate advocate and mentor for her students and colleagues and for young women in the greater Atlanta community.”
It includes a $5,000 cash prize. Corbett has decided to give it to DEF. She made the gift in May, DEF reports.
According to DEF, Corbett wants “to set a precedent and inspire future honorees to consider donating their prizes.”
Corbett has been active in City Schools of Decatur and has three children in the system.
“She served as a member of the School Leadership Team at Clairemont and was a member of the PTA at both Clairemont and the 4/5 Academy at 5th Avenue,” DEF says. “She organized and ran the Science Explorers’ Club at Clairemont for many years.”