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Judge to speak at BFSO luncheon

Steven C. Jones, a superior court judge in Georgia’s Western Judicial Circuit, will deliver the keynote address at the Black Faculty and Staff Organization’s Founders Award Luncheon. The sixth annual event will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

Former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller appointed Jones, an Athens-Clarke County native who earned bachelor of business administration and juris doctor degrees from UGA, to his post in 1995.

“I’ll be talking about using the resources and the talents that are available from people at the university and from community involvement to enable a lot of young people to see all the opportunities and things that can be done by allowing them to see what’s been already accomplished,” Jones said. “It’s very important that young people have good examples, and there are no better examples than those people who will be sitting in that room when I talk to the Black Faculty and Staff Organization.”

Proceeds from the luncheon directly benefit the scholarship program which honors students who show outstanding leadership and scholarship at the university. Tickets for the luncheon are $30 per seat or $240 per table of eight. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Deborah Strong at