Dean Minor receives Golden Heart Award
April 19, 2012
Dean Minor 38OX 40C has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Judson C. Ward Golden Heart Award, given by the Emory Alumni Association (EAA). The award, which is named for Judson C. "Jake" Ward 33C 36G who was the long-time vice president and dean of faculties at Emory, recognizes alumni who demonstrate the values that guided Ward throughout his life. It is presented annually by the EAA during the Corpus Cordis Aureum Medallion ceremony.
Minor, who now resides in Atlanta, taught in elementary and high schools in Rome, Georgia until enlisting in the military in 1942, serving in the US Army Air Corps during World War II in England, North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Following his service in the Air Force, he entered the Atlanta Law School and received his LLB in 1948, and went on to receive an LLM at the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He then entered into a private law practice. In 1974, Mr. Minor went to work for the Veterans Administration as Assistant Chief Attorney of the regional office in Atlanta; he resigned from this position in 1949 to re-enter the private sector. He retired from his private practice during the 1980s. Member of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church (since 1950). He was Former District Chairman, DeKalb District, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and also served as troop committeeman, scoutmaster, District Committee member. He received the Silver Beaver Award, the BSA's highest award for volunteerism. He is a former president of the Atlanta chapter of the Federal Bar Association and member of Sigma Delta Kappa legal fraternity and Kiwanis Club of Druid Hills.
Minor has served on the Oxford Alumni Board since 1998 and the Oxford Board of Counselors since 1979. He is a member of the Jake Ward Consecutive Giving Society,and is an Alumni Board Fund volunteer. He received the R. Carl Chandler Award, Oxford's highest leadership award given to alumni and the Oxford College Alumni Board Outstanding Alumnus Award.