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UGA Police assistant communications coordinator receives Kassinger Scholarship

Steve Harris, left, director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness, 2020 Kassinger Scholarship to UGA Police Assistant Communications Coordinator Renee Nix. (Photo submitted)

The Edward T. and Sarah Laurent Kassinger Scholarship board has awarded the 2020 Kassinger Scholarship to Assistant Communications Coordinator Renee Nix with the University of Georgia Police Department in recognition of her academic achievements and work pursuits.

Steve Harris with the UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness presented the award to Nix 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.

Nix has been employed by the university’s police department since September 2007. In December 2019, Nix received a Master of Science degree from Middle Georgia State University.

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