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University Woman’s Club observes 86th anniversary at annual fall coffee

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Among those attending the first fall meeting of the University Woman's Club were (from left) Katharyn Richt

In conjunction with its 86th anniversary, the University Woman’s Club held its annual fall coffee Sept. 14 at the President’s House on Prince Avenue.

Mary Adams, UWC honorary president and UGA first lady, was the hostess for the event.

A social/service organization, the University Woman’s Club is open to any woman with a past or current affiliation with the UGA community. Dues for the 2010-2011 year are $20. The group holds regular meetings at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall located at
380 Alps Road.

The next meeting is Oct. 12. The guest speaker will be Jonathan Arnold, professor of genetics at UGA, who will give a talk, “Longevity: How People Reach 100,” that will focus on the ways scientists predict health-related outcomes in centenarians.

The University Woman’s Club presents special programs throughout the year including a holiday luncheon, scholarship soiree and a spring luncheon and fashion show.

The University Woman’s Club also sponsors two scholarships for female students at UGA. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome. Checks should be made payable to the UGA Foundation and mailed to: University Woman’s Club, PO Box 80406, Athens, GA 30608.

This year’s recipient of the Dianne C. Davison Scholarship is Eva “Bonny” Reed-Knight, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. Established in 1986 and named for a former first lady of the university, the Davison Scholarship is awarded to a female graduate student with a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average.

Reed-Knight, who earned her master’s degree in psychology in 2010, plans to continue pediatric health research for her dissertation as well as future research, with particular interest in applying psychological research to improve disease outcomes and quality of life in youth with gastrointestinal disorders. While a graduate student at UGA, Reed-Knight has successfully obtained a grant funding for her research and earned several awards, including a Graduate School Assistantship and the Alfred L. Brown Award.

The University Woman’s Club also supports the First Ladies’ Scholarship, which began as part of the university’s bicentennial celebration in 1984-85. It is awarded to an undergraduate female student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.