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Media Advisory: Regents Salute to Education on March 23

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Atlanta — March 21, 2013

WHO:
Gov. Nathan Deal
University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby
University System of Georgia Foundation Chair, Regent Ken Bernard
University of Georgia President Michael Adams

WHAT:
Ninth annual Board of Regents Salute to Education

  • Bernard will present Gov. Deal with a check in support of the governor’s Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) scholarship program.
  • Adams will receive the Elridge McMillan Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to higher education in Georgia.
  • Four alumni of the USG will be named to the Regents’ Alumni Hall of Fame.
  • Four USG faculty members will receive the Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame faculty award.

WHEN:
Saturday, March 23, 2013

The governor and chancellor will deliver greetings at approximately 8:45-9:00 p.m., following dinner. The awards will follow the governor’s remarks at approximately 9:10 p.m. At approximately 9:15 p.m., Chairman Ken Bernard will present Gov. Deal with a $50,000 contribution to the REACH program.

WHERE:
Mariottt Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, N.E., Atlanta

WHY:
The event raises significant funding for scholarships, recognizes distinguished faculty and alumni of the University System of Georgia and honors an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of extraordinary service to higher education in Georgia.

NOTE:
If you plan to attend and cover all or parts of this event, please contact John Millsaps to confirm – 404-962-3053

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