Rabb Emison '47 to Receive YMCA's Ray Beless Award

Rabb Emison '47 to Receive YMCA's Ray Beless Award

June 6, 2005

June 6, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "One of Vincennes most community-minded residents is the recipient of this year's YMCA Ray Beless Award," notes the Sun-Commercial of Vincennes, Indiana. "Rabb Emison, whose grandfather helped found the Vincennes YMCA, will receive the award at the annual dinner to be held June 21 at the YMCA's Bettye McCormick Senior Center." An attorney, E. Rabb Emison Jr. is a 1947 graduate of DePauw University.

The newspaper story continues, "Emison, a partner in Indiana's oldest law firm, Emison Doolittle Kolb & Roellgen, 801 Busseron St., has served as president of the Indiana Bar Association and in 2003 was recognized by the American Bar Association with its 'Inspiration Award' for his work promoting greater opportunities in the legal profession for minorities. He has served on the Vincennes University board of trustees, the alumni board of DePauw University, and the board of visitors of the Indiana University School of Law. He has also served on boards for the Knox County Public Library, the Vincennes Historical and Antiquarian Society, the Bi-State Authority, the Knox County Fair board, and the Flood Control and Water Resources Commission. He has twice been designated an Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash and once a Kentucky Colonel." 

The award Emison will receive "is named for former longtime YMCA General Secretary Ray Beless. It recognizes YMCA youth sports participants who have gone on to achieve success in their communities and in their careers by living the foundation of the YMCA's values -- respect, responsibility, honesty and caring."

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