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Georgia Law honors employee for outstanding service

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Monday, January 30, 2006

WRITER: Kristin Kissiah, 706/542-5172, lawcomm@uga.edu CONTACT: Robin Jennings, 706/542-6513, rjennings@uga.edu; Cindy Wentworth, 706/542-5173, cwent@uga.edu

Georgia Law honors employee for outstanding service

ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law Staff Council presented Robin Jennings with the 2005 Emma Terrell Distinguished Employee Award last month. The award is given annually to recognize and reward staff members for their service to the law school.

Jennings was one of 14 nominees for this year's award. One of Jennings' supervisors and School of Law Advocacy Director Kelly Casey Monk said [Robin] juggles many balls and works tremendously with others. "She has made herself indispensable," Monk added.

Another nomination stated, "[Robin] comes to work every day with an amazing attitude and a sense of professionalism. It is evident that she cares very much about the students and does everything in her power to help them."

An Athens-native, Jennings has been employed at the University of Georgia for over 18 years, which includes over 13 years of service at the law school. Jennings' current title is administrative associate II, and she works with the advocacy program and prosecutorial clinic at the law school.

Jennings said she loves her job and thrives on the interaction with "her" students. "Receiving this award is doubly special to me because I really enjoy what I do, and it is the first award bearing Emma's name."

The award, formerly known as the Employee Distinguished Service Award, was renamed in February 2005 in memory of the late Emma P. Terrell, a long-time employee remembered for her dedication to and enthusiasm for the law school.

The Law School Staff Council presents the award annually to employees who have demonstrated a strong work ethic, a commitment to service and exceptional job performance as well as the cooperation necessary to ensure the law school meets and exceeds its goals. Recipients receive a $500 monetary award and a framed certificate. Staff Council Chair Cindy F. Wentworth presented this year's award.

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Note to editors: A photo of Jennings is available by calling 706/542-5172.

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