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Daniels to Receive Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award; Keynote Fall Induction


Contact: Emily Williams

Posted Dec. 8, 2010

Dean Maurice C. Daniels will receive the Love of Learning Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society’s highest honor, December 8 at their fall induction ceremony at the Tate Student Center’s Grand Hall. He also will deliver the keynote address.

Daniels plans to talk to the newly inducted class about the moral authority, courage, and dignity of Hamilton Holmes, Charlayne Hunter (now Hunter-Gault) Horace T. Ward, Mary Frances Early and other pioneers in the struggle to desegregate the University of Georgia and the significance of their service for the cause of social justice. The University will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its desegregation for 50 days beginning January 9, 2011. 

Daniels coproduced a documentary on Donald L. Hollowell, a key figure in the desegregation, which will be screened in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel on January 10, 2011 as part of the 50th anniversary kickoff.

Daniels was unanimously supported by the Phi Kappa Phi board for his outstanding record of service and the promotion of scholarship at the University of Georgia, as well in the greater community at large.

As one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor societies, Phi Kappa Phi has many notable members including former President Jimmy Carter, writer John Grisham, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, and Netscape founder James Barksdale. Phi Kappa Phi supports chapters in nearly 300 college and universities nationwide.