Georgia Historical Society (GHS) has named the new Georgia Trustees selected to be added to the distinguished list of legendary Georgians: Vince Dooley and Senator Sam Nunn.
The two will be inducted at the Trustees Gala held in their honor in Savannah on the evening of Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency.
In 2009, the Office of the Governor of the State of Georgia reconstituted the Georgia Trustees, an honor bestowed upon leaders in Georgia that dates back to the founding of the original colony.
The Governor signed an executive order to establish the appointment of two to three new Trustees annually whose history-making accomplishments and service – across all fields, demographics, and geographic areas reflect the original Trustees’ ideals. GHS is responsible for oversight of the program and selection process.
“We feel these individuals’ service to our state and nation embodies the highest ideals of the original Trustees and merits inclusion in this distinguished group of Georgians. The Georgia Trustees reflect the founding principle of the original colony, ‘not for self but for others.” Dr. Todd Groce, President and CEO of GHS, said. “Coach Dooley and Senator Nunn have exuded selflessness, leadership and honor in their life’s work for all Georgians.”
This year, GHS’s twoweek commemoration of Georgia history culminates in a lavish banquet with the theme “Georgia Blues Juke Joint.” Guests will enter through a festively decorated juke joint atmosphere to an elegantly appointed ballroom for a sublime evening of dining and entertainment, featuring the live music of John Lee Hooker, Jr.
GHS will honor the 2011 Trustees with an elegant evening of dinner, dance and conversation on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Visit georgiahistory.com for complete festival events.
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