About the Event

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    USGF Chair and Gala Host Regent Neil L. Pruitt, Jr.

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    Governor Kemp presenting Elridge McMillan Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Elridge McMillan Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree - Former First Lady Sandra Deal

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    Chancellor Steve W. Wrigley

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    Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Awards: from left Regent Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Reed, Dr. Byers (UGA), Dr. Tran (GGC), Dr. Clark (GCSU), Dr. Joyner (GT), and Dr. Mayo (Gordon)

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    Ms. Veronica Adadevoh, recipient of Regents' Hall of Fame Alumni and Distinguished Friends Award, nominated by Atlanta Metropolitan State College

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    Retired Captain Donnie L. Cochran, recipient of Regents' Hall of Fame Alumni and Distinguished Friends Award, nominated by Savannah State University

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    Mike Cottrell, recipient of Regents' Hall of Fame Alumni and Distinguished Friends Award, nominated by University of North Georgia

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    M. Douglas Ivester, recipient of Regents' Hall of Fame Alumni and Distinguished Friends Award, nominated by University of Georgia

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    E.G. Meybohm, recipient of Regents' Hall of Fame Alumni and Distinguished Friends Award, nominated by Georgia Southern University


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.