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The Rotary Club of Athens awarded Delene Porter, faculty member at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, its 2014 Project Leadership Award for outstanding service and leadership in supporting various club projects.

“Quietly, behind the scenes, Delene works extremely hard to make sure our projects are successful … and more importantly, funded,” said David Hamilton, 2013-2014 Rotary Club president, in an email. “She cheerfully participates in the hands-on component of projects, including jumping in Lake Chapman in February for our annual PlungeFest fundraiser.”

To meet growing demand for leadership development across the state, the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia has added four new faculty members to its ranks.

“I am very excited these four individuals are joining the faculty here at Fanning. The leadership development expertise they each bring strengthens our ability to respond to the leadership development needs of communities, youth, and organizations that we serve,” said Matt Bishop, director of the Fanning Institute.

The Institute welcomes the following new faculty:

Contact: Matt Bishop, 706-542-6201

Athens, Ga.—Seventeen University of Georgia faculty and staff graduated from the public service and outreach leadership academy on Monday, then turned the tables on academy leaders, presenting them with a class gift, a pledge of $4,200 to help support the leadership academy in the future.