About the Event

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    USGF Chair and Gala Host Regent Philip Wilheit

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    Live Auction of Penley Painting

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    Student Speaker Cadet Addyson Albershardt (UNG '18)

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    Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Awards - Regents Excellence in Teaching: from left Dr. Bagie George (GGC), Dr. Betta Vice (GCSU) and Dr. Jeffrey Young (GSU)

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    Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Awards - Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching: Dr. Audrey Haynes (UGA)

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    Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award - Regents' Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award: from left Dr. Rebecca Burnett (GT) and Dr. Jody Langdon (GSOU)

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    Regents' Hall of Fame Alumni and Distinguished Friends Awards: from left Tommy and Chantal Bagwell (KSU), Ann and William Crider (SGSC), Carolyn Jernigan Glenn (ASU) and Ann and Tom Cousins (UGA) (accepted by Lillian Giornelli)

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    Elridge McMillan Lifetime Achievement Award - Mr. Henry "Hank" and Mrs. Billye Aaron from left Regent Wilheit, Mrs. Aaron, Mr. McMillan, Chancellor Wrigley and Governor Deal

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    Chancellor Steve W. Wrigley

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    Alumna Speaker Mrs. Kim Holder (UWG)


It’s an “Evening of Gratitude” for those who support public higher education.

The USG Foundation encourages sponsors and guests to attend the 2019 Regents’ Scholarship Gala on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Noted guests of the evening will include the Governor, Board of Regents, the Chancellor, Presidents of the colleges and universities within the University System of Georgia, and other corporate and academic leaders.

Included in the Gala agenda will be an awards program to recognize outstanding faculty, friends, and alumni of the University System of Georgia. In addition, an individual will be recognized for his or her extraordinary contribution to higher education in Georgia. You will also hear from students who will tell you first-hand how your scholarship dollars make a college education possible. This year‘s Gala will feature a buffet dinner and passed hors d’oeuvres complimented by premium bars serving your favorite beverages.

Your support and participation of the Gala is critical to the success of the USG Foundation’s efforts to increase need-based scholarships which are made available to more than 325,000 students that attend all colleges and universities of the University System of Georgia.

For more information, contact Christina Paloski at christina.paloski@usg.edu or 404-962-3058.