GAB: Gwinnett County recognized by Clean Air Campaign

Gwinnett County recognized by Clean Air

The Clean Air Campaign and the region’s transportation management associations honored employers, schools and individuals Nov. 13 for their work implementing commute options programs and improving air quality.

Gwinnett County Government took home two of the 12 PACE Awards presented at this morning’s event. Gwinnett County representatives accepted the UPS Exemplary Idle Reduction Program award and the Government Local Employer award.

“As metro Atlanta’s population continues to grow, commute options programs are essential for effectively managing the increased demand on our roadways and sustaining quality of life in our region,” said Clean Air Campaign Executive Director Tedra Cheatham. “The many partners involved in Georgia Commute Options programs appreciate the efforts of all the employers, individuals and schools, especially those honored today, that are doing their part to reduce traffic and improve air quality.”

Local resident to serve as UGA orientation leader

A University of Georgia student from Lawrenceville is one of 12 undergraduates selected by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to serve as orientation leaders during new student orientation in summer 2014.

Alex Reinecke is majoring in broadcast journalism and international affairs and was chosen from more than 135 applicants.

Orientation leaders are typically the first points of contact and help prepare first-year and transfer students for fall semester by sharing their own academic and campus experiences. Through memorable skits and songs the orientation leaders provide new students with a high-energy, upbeat and positive welcome to campus. In addition, the leaders serve as an important resource for parents and families who may also attend orientation.

“We are very proud of the team of students who will come together to serve as our 2014 orientation leaders,” Kelsey Marcero, associate director of admissions and director of new student orientation, said in a news release. “Each of the 12 students brings a unique perspective to the group that will allow them to share their passion for the UGA experience and help new students get their strongest possible start.”

Reinecke was chosen based on strong communication skills, leadership abilities and enthusiastic campus spirit.

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