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Police detective receives Kassinger Scholarship

UGA Police Detective Britney Green accepts the 2019 Kassinger Scholarship from Steve Harris, director of the UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Emergency Preparedness)

The Edward T. and Sarah Laurent Kassinger Scholarship board has awarded the 2019 Kassinger Scholarship to Detective Britney Green with the University of Georgia Police Department in recognition of her academic achievements and work pursuits.

Steve Harris, director of the UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness, presented the award to Green on behalf of the Kassinger Scholarship board.

The scholarship is provided to graduate and undergraduate students who complete academic degrees while employed full time as a UGA police officer or as a working student in the criminal justice studies program at UGA. 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 believe that students who work to help pay educational expenses should be recognized.

Green has been employed by the university’s Police Department since August 2014. In September 2018, she received a Master of Public Administration degree from Strayer University.

The Kassinger Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to candidates and is administered by the UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness.