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Media Advisory: Regents Salute to Education on March 23

Atlanta — March 21, 2013

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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