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Public Service and Outreach will honor ‘excellence’ at meeting

The University will honor outstanding faculty and staff for excellence in public service and outreach Jan. 26 during the annual Public Service and Outreach meeting and awards luncheon.

The event will take place at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education from 8:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Redefining the Land-Grant Mission.”

Lee T. Todd Jr., president of the University of Kentucky, will present the keynote address on “The Land Grant University of the 21st Century.” Todd has made community outreach a priority at his university. Under his leadership, UK has developed a program called “Health Education through Extension Leadership,” which delivers health and wellness information to the citizends of Kentucky through a partnership of the university’s public health, agriculture and extension service.

Art Dunning, vice president for public service and outreach at UGA, will address the plenary session on “Public Service and Outreach at UGA: Preparing to Meet the Needs of Society in the 21st Century.”

The meeting will conclude with the luncheon and awards presentation. The 15th annual Walter Barnard Hill Awards will be presented to outstanding faculty and the inaugural Staff Awards for Excellence in Public Service and Outreach will honor exceptional staff members.

The registration fee is $20. To register or for more information, contact Jane Mertens by phone (542-6592) or email (