The Edward T. and Sarah Laurent Kassinger Scholarship board has awarded the 2022 Kassinger Scholarship Awards to Captain Derrick Gregory and Officer Travis George with the University of Georgia Police Department in recognition of their academic achievements and work pursuits.
Steve Harris, recently retired director of the UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness, presented the awards to Gregory and George 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.
Gregory has been employed by the university’s police department since January 2000. In December 2021, Gregory received a Master of Public Safety Administration degree from Columbus State University.
George has been employed by the university’s police department since September 2020. In May 2022, George received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Georgia.
The Kassinger Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to candidates and is administered by the UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness.