Media Advisory: University System Foundation to Johnny Isakson, Griffin Bell and Others
Atlanta — March 27, 2008
WHO: University System of Georgia Foundation
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson
Former U.S. Attorney General Griffin B. Bell
Chancellor Erroll B. Davis, Jr.
WHAT: Regents Awards for Excellence in Education Celebration
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will receive the Elridge McMillan Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding service to higher education in Georgia. Three accomplished alumni of the University System of Georgia, including former U.S. Attorney General Griffin B. Bell, will be named to the Regents Hall of Fame, and seven exemplary USG faculty members will receive Regents Hall of Fame Faculty awards. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr. will deliver greetings. In addition, the late Joseph D. Greene, a former regent, will be honored with the Regents’ Legacy Award.
WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 2008
The chancellor and lieutenant governor will deliver greetings at approximately 7:30-7:45 p.m., followed by dinner. The awards will be announced after dinner, at approximately 9 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
WHY: The event raises significant funding for scholarships, recognizes distinguished faculty and alumni of the University System and honors an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of extraordinary service to higher education in Georgia.