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President of Georgia NAACP to speak at BFSO luncheon

The Black Faculty and Staff Organization will present the 13th annual Founders’ Award Scholarship Luncheon Sept. 29 at noon. This year’s luncheon will be held in the Grand Hall of the Tate Center. Tickets for the luncheon are $45 per person or $360 for a table of eight. Tickets, sponsorship and program booklet advertisement opportunities are still available.

The Rev. Francys Johnson, state president of the Georgia NAACP, will be the keynote speaker.

Johnson graduated from the UGA School of Law in 2004. He is the youngest person to be elected to the office of state president of the Georgia NAACP. Johnson is a minister, attorney and educator. He is a recognized “thought-leader” having testified before Congress, lectured across the country and written about the concepts of race, measuring equity and understandings of power in public policy.

Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the BFSO Scholarship fund and programming. BFSO awards scholarships annually. This year, BFSO is offering three funded opportunities to students: the Founders’ Award Scholarship, the Myron Burney Service Award and the Mark Dawkins Leadership Award.

The Black Faculty and Staff Organization was founded in 1982 at UGA as a source of support, fellowship and resource sharing for black members of the UGA community. Membership is open to all UGA faculty, staff members and students.