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Black receives 2014 Rotaract Student Service Award

May. 2, 2014

Writer: Beth Gavrilles, bethgav@uga.edu

Contact: Sara Black, stblack@uga.edu

Sara Black, a dual ecology and anthropology major who will graduate on May 9, received the 2014 Rotaract Student Service Award for the Odum School of Ecology.

Black, a Foundation Fellow from Birmingham, Alabama, received a Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarship in 2013. She has been an active leader in many grassroots environmental organizations nationally and at UGA, including the Sierra Club, Southern Energy Network, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, UGA Beyond Coal, and Real Food UGA, which works with the Food Services Department to improve the sustainability of meals served on campus. She is a member of the Blue Key National Honor Society.

Rotaract is a professional service and leadership organization sponsored by Rotary International that focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and the workplace. Members of the UGA Rotaract Club, which is sponsored by the Athens Rotary Club, contributed more than 1,000 volunteer hours last year to community organizations including the Boys & Girls Club, the Northeast Georgia Food Bank, Books for Keeps, the Oconee River Greenway, Habitat for Humanity, Project Safe, UGarden, as well as various international projects.

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