Athens, Ga. – Delta Air Lines and the University of Georgia will present the 2011 Delta Prize for Global Understanding during a ceremony in April. Established in 1997 with an $890,000 endowment grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation, the Delta Prize is administered by UGA. The prize consists of a sculpture, a $10,000 cash award and a $50,000 travel allowance from Delta for a non-profit organization of the recipient’s choice.
Who: Delta Air Lines and the University of Georgia
What: Presentation of the Delta Prize for Global Understanding to Greg Mortenson, humanitarian, activist and New York Times best-selling author
When: Friday, April 8, 2011, 7 p.m.
Where: Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel University of Georgia Campus, Athens, Georgia
A Conversation with Greg Mortenson will be held at 3 p.m. at the Georgia Center in Mahler Auditorium. The discussion will be facilitated by Gary Bertsch, retired director of UGA’s Center for International Trade and Security, and Betty Jean Craige, director of the university’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. The two co-founded the Delta Prize. The discussion is free and open to the public.