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Two police officers receive Kassiner Scholarship

The Edward T. and Sarah Laurent Kassinger Scholarship board awarded the 2011 Kassinger Scholarships to Lt. Eric Dellinger (left) and Lt. Thomas McDaniel. The scholarship is provided to graduate and undergraduate students who complete academic degrees while employed full time as a UGA police officer or a working student in the criminal justice studies program.

The award is named for Edward Kassinger, director of the UGA Public Safety Division from 1969-1983, and his late wife, Sarah. The award was established in 1984 by former employees and friends of the Kassingers who believed that students who work to help pay educational expenses should be recognized. Dellinger, who has been with the UGA police department since March 1997, completed his master of public administration degree from Columbus State University in May. McDaniel received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from UGA in May. He has been with the UGA Police Department since January 2000. The Kassinger Scholarship is administered and maintained by UGA’s Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness.