The Georgia Center’s Laura Brewer is the most recent recipient of the Public Service and Outreach Employee Spotlight Award, recognized for her work in youth academic programs hosted by the center.

Brewer, director of the Office of Academic Special Programs at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, was surprised with the award, presented by PSO Vice President Jennifer Frum during a recent meeting. Brewer received a gift basket of treats and a framed certificate recognizing the award.

Brian Stone, Brewer’s colleague at the Georgia Center, nominated her for the award, citing the many hours that she puts into planning events like the Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, the state’s Junior Science & Humanities Symposium and the Regional State History Day.

“She truly wants each student to have a robust and fair experience in these competitions and goes above and beyond to ensure that her programs are organized and engaging,” Stone wrote in his nomination. “She represents the best of PSO as she interacts with the many young students, their parents, and their teachers in providing these programs. She has demonstrated great creativity and flexibility over the past year to shift to a virtual environment while maintaining the standards of her programs.”

Know someone who deserves to be in the spotlight? Nomination information and forms can be found at https://outreach.uga.edu/awards/pso-employee-spotlight/

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