The University of Georgia will observe its anniversary as the birthplace of public higher education in America Jan. 22-26, and the UGA Alumni Association will celebrate the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 16th annual Founders Day Lecture on Monday.
Savannah State University President Cheryl Davenport Dozier, far left, was the keynote speaker at Friday's Freedom Breakfast, during which Gregory Roseboro, Natalie Morean and the Rev. Winfred Martin Hope received the President's Fulfilling the Dream Award. Dozier told attendees that education is the "great equalizer."
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist and University of Georgia alumna, will present the 2018 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. The lecture is named in honor of Hunter-Gault and her classmate Hamilton Holmes, the first African-American students to attend UGA.