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Photo Gallery | GALLERY: Emory University celebrates 175th Anniversary

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Emory University marked its 175th Anniversary with a convocation at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Emory's campus on Wednesday.

The convocation brought together many of the university's "175 Emory History Makers," a virtual who's who of the Emory family who have not only made a positive mark on Emory, but on the world at large. 

Emory president James Wagner presided over the ceremony, which also showcased the original charter papers, incorporating Emory University in Oxford, Ga., on December 10, 1836. The university also retired its old school flag and unfurled a new one -- the school's shield on a field of blue, framed on the left and right by gold, which school fathers hope will wave over Emory for years to come.