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2023 BFSO awards luncheon

Alan Flurry

Six UGA students and four staff members received scholarships and awards during the Black Faculty and Staff Organization’s 2023 Founders Award Scholarship Ceremony, held Sept. 19.

UGA President Jere W. Morehead expressed his appreciation to the BFSO for its assistance in supporting the institution’s students.

“What the Black Faculty and Staff Organization does at this event, and the work leading up to this event, is especially important because it is entirely focused on supporting our students,” Morehead said. “I want to thank the organization for remaining at the forefront of advocating for the success of our students.”

The 2023 scholarship awardees are:

  • Undergraduate Founders Award: Myesha Mateen, a fourth-year student studying biology with a minor in sociology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Graduate Founders Award: Maiya Callender, third-year doctoral candidate in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s infectious disease department, and Jessica Moore, a third-year doctoral candidate in the Mary Frances Early College of Education’s counseling and human development services department;
  • Mark Dawkins Leadership Award: Hannah Huff, a third-year student in the College of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Myron G. Burney Service Award: Jordan Delaney, a master’s student in College of Public Health and School of Social Work; and
  • Melanie Burden Community Arts Award: Ashley Ellis, who is earning a Master of Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development degree from the Mary Frances Early College of Education.

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Image: Students, faculty and staff at the Black Faculty and Staff Organization 21st annual Founders Award Scholarship Ceremony. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA)

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