LILBURN — Duke Realty Corporation, an Indianapolis-based commercial real estate company with operations in the Atlanta metro area, has awarded Lindsay Adams of Lilburn a $4,000 scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year.
Adams attends Kennesaw State University, where she is studying medicine and is a member of the university’s golf team. She also serves on the Student Athlete Advisory Council and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Peer Education.
A graduate of Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, she is the daughter of Patricia Adams, an associate in Duke Realty’s Atlanta office, and David Adams.
Duke Realty’s scholarship program was established to assist children of its associates as they continue their education.
“Duke Realty is pleased to offer the scholarship program as a way of recognizing our associates and their children,” said Denise Dank, senior vice president of Duke Realty’s Human Resources Group.
“This program provides Duke Realty an opportunity to support our associates, while making the communities where we do business better places to live.”
Eight scholarships were offered for the 2011-12 academic year. Students like Adams will receive $2,000 for two semesters to help her continue her education. Recipients were selected by an independent national, not-for-profit educational support and student aid service organization.
FSU student awarded Gilman scholarship
DULUTH — Jordan Compton, a sophomore sociology major at Florida State University, was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
Sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, the scholarships fund study abroad through the university’s International programs.
Compton studied in Italy over the summer.
Primrose preschoolers donate pet food, supplies
LAWRENCEVILLE — For the past month, about 150 Primrose preschoolers have been learning about pets and what it takes to help them.
The Precious Pets program culminated with a donation of canned and dried pet food items and supplies to Pet Buddies Food Pantry, a local not-for-profit organization that provides support to struggling families to help them keep their pets.
“At Primrose Schools our Precious Pets Program provides an opportunity for children to experience the special value of helping others, including animals,” said Cami Nail with Primrose School of Five Forks.
“Through hosting the annual pet food and supply drive, we’re not only able to teach them the importance of lending a helping hand, but we’re showing them how they can make a difference.”
UGA scholarships announced
ATHENS — The University of Georgia announced it awarded 19 incoming freshmen funding from the The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year.
The Goizueta Foundation Leadership Scholarship provides $7,500 per year to undergraduates are fluent in both written and spoken Spanish, have family who currently reside in the United States and have demonstrated financial need as determined by UGA’s Office of Student Financial Aid.
They must also have strong academic and leadership profiles.
Recipients of the award living in Gwinnett County included Celene Cervin of Duluth High School and Lina Tibavinsky of Collins Hill High School.
Other students were selected for the Goizueta Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, which awards $4,000 per year.
The following Gwinnett County students received the award: Edgardo Martinez of Dacula High School, Jennifer Pena of Berkmar High School and Lucy Romero of Dacula High School.
Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.