Dr. Emmitt Jolly receives Tuskegee University’s College of Arts and Sciences 2020 Most Distinguished Alumni Award

Emmitt Jolly, an associate professor of biology at Case Western Reserve University, grew up in Alabama, just 20 miles from Tuskegee University. As a teenager, he worked at a farm in sweltering heat and, when that work ended, cleaned bathrooms and bussed tables at a local truck stop.

Jolly’s fortunes suddenly reversed when his high school counselor recognized his aptitude for science and introduced him to a professor of biology at Tuskegee University.

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