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UGA College of Education alum receives Osborn Scholarship

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia College of Education graduate Sharon Clark recently was presented a D. Keith Osborn scholarship award.

The award is given to an outstanding graduate student by the department of elementary and social studies education.

Clark, of Suwanee, graduated in fall 2011 with a Ph.D. in early childhood education. She was recently selected for the Principal Advisory Team at Lovin Elementary School in Gwinnett County, where she teaches third grade and mentors second- and third-grade female students. In addition, Clark tutors students who need academic support before school.

She received a $500 award, and her name will be inscribed on a plaque of past recipients, which is on display in the department.

The award is named in honor the late Keith Osborn, a professor in UGA’s department of elementary education for 26 years. Among his many contributions to young children was his service on committees that planned the Head Start program and the Children’s Television Workshop, which created the popular “Sesame Street” program.

U.S. presidents and commissioners of education sought his advice on early childhood education. In a career that spanned more than 40 years, he made over 600 presentations and authored more than 100 publications.