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UGA to host national Blue Key conference

The UGA chapter of Blue Key Honor Society will host the 2015 Blue Key National Leadership Conference on campus Jan. 16-17. Nearly 150 delegates representing more than 20 universities will attend the conference to network, develop leadership skills, serve the community and grow as chapters. The theme is “Serving, I Live. Together, We Thrive.”

Conference speakers will include Chris Carr, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development; Jennifer Frum, UGA vice president for public service and outreach; and William Draper, assistant director of annual and special giving at UGA.

The conference will feature a service project for Extra Special People Inc., a Watkinsville nonprofit that works with children with developmental disabilities and their families. Participants will make signs for the group’s upcoming Dream to Be Able ML5K and the Big Hearts pageant.

There also will be an awards ceremony with awards for exemplary Blue Key member, outstanding chapter, director’s choice, best website, outstanding chapter feature, outstanding advisory and the Blue Key Service Award.