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A tribute to remember Jenny Penney Oliver to be held July 20 at UGA Chapel

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Jenny Penney Oliver

Athens, Ga. – A memorial service remembering and honoring the late Jenny Penney Oliver, a University of Georgia College of Education faculty member, will be held July 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the UGA Chapel.

Oliver was a faculty member in the department of counseling and human development services for more than 20 years. She was honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award from North Carolina State University’s College of Education in 2004, the First Annual University of Georgia Diversity Award in 2004, and the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award at UGA’s Freedom Breakfast in 2009. The College of Education’s Faculty Diversity Award was renamed the Jenny Penney Oliver Diversity Award, and she was its first recipient in 2013.

Those wishing to honor and continue Oliver’s impact on education may contribute to the Jenny Penney Oliver Chair for Counselors and Student Support Personnel within the Clarke County School District. Donations can be sent to Foundation for Excellence in Public Education, 240 Mitchell Bridge Rd., Athens, Ga. 30603-1708.