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Why I Give: Sandra Whitney

Sandra Whitney

Name: Sandra Whitney

Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geology and Anthropology; Assistant Director of the Tanzania Study Abroad programs; African Studies Institute

At UGA: 50 years, which includes time here as a student earning two degrees in addition to her various roles around the university. “I was at my summer orientation during the Apollo 11 moon landing.”

Beneficiary of her gift to the university: Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award, J. H. Howard III Honors Teaching Award and the President’s Venture Fund

Why she contributes: “As a ‘Double Dawg,’ I’ve been here a long time and have had many different roles. As a former Honors student and former associate director of the Honors Program, I value the contributions of outstanding faculty to the lives and careers of their students.  It is important to recognize faculty for their efforts, and the Honors Program was a pioneer of faculty teaching awards. In addition, having taken a class from Dr. Howard and having been hired to work with Dr. Tresp, I feel a personal connection to the awards given in their names.”

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