Grady Student Honored with President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award

A Grady College student was one of three recipients of awards presented by the University of Georgia to Athens and university community members for exemplary community service Jan. 22 as part of the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast sponsored by UGA, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Clarke County School District.
University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby (left), Stacey Abrams (center, blue dress) and UGA President Jere W. Morehead (right) congratulate recipients of the 2016 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award: Homer Wilson (second from left), Darren Anglin (third from right) and William Kisaalita (second from right). (Photo credit: Dorothy Kozlowski/UGA)
Darren Anglin, a senior from Covington, received the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award along with William Kisaalita, a professor in the College of Engineering, and Homer Wilson, owner of Wilson’s Styling Shop. These individuals received the award for significant efforts to build bridges of unity and understanding as they strive to make King’s dream of equality and justice a reality. The late Richard M. Graham, the first full-time African-American faculty member at UGA, was also recognized at the breakfast. Graham died in May.
Anglin is senior majoring advertising with a minor in consumer economics and communications. He is a mentor for the Black Educational Support Team, vice president of finance for the National Pan Hellenic Council and vice president for the Zeta Nu Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He’s active with the UGA chapter of NAACP. He mentors more than 20 Athens-Clarke County middle and high school students in the Sigma Beta Club. He created a temporary organization to raise $1,000 in scholarships for local minority students. In July, he will begin work for Allstate as a part of its Leadership Development Program.
This isn’t the first time that Anglin has been recognized for his tendency to go above-and-beyond the call of duty. During the Fall 2015 semester, he was honored at the 13th annual Founders’ Award Scholarship Luncheon with the Founders’ Award.
Anglin’s efforts continually make lasting impressions on the community, the university and Grady College. The AdPR department is very proud of Darren!

 

Date: January 22, 2016
Contact: Michelle Garfield Cook, mgcook@uga.edu

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