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Media Advisory: USG Foundation Contributes to REACH Scholarship at Regents’ Salute to Education

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Atlanta — March 29, 2012

WHO: University System of Georgia Foundation
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Governor Nathan Deal
USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby
USG Foundation Chair Ken Bernard
Kennesaw State President Emeritus Dr. Betty Siegel

WHAT: Regents’ Salute to Education

USG Foundation Chair Ken Bernard will present Gov. Nathan Deal with a check in support of the governor’s Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) scholarship program. Dr. Betty Siegel will receive the Elridge McMillan Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding service to higher education in Georgia. Four accomplished alumni of the University System of Georgia will be named to the Regents’ Hall of Fame, and five exemplary USG faculty members will receive the Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty award.

WHEN: Saturday, March 31, 2012

The chancellor and governor 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: Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 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.

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