Georgia Law names Hanson employee of the year


Writer: Lona Panter, 706/542-5172, lonap@uga.edu Contact: Susan Hanson, 706/542-7959, smhanson@uga.edu

UGA School of Law names Hanson employee of the year

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law’s Staff Representative Group presented Administrative Associate II Susan M. Hanson with the 2015 Emma Terrell Distinguished Employee Award recently. The award is given each year to an employee who demonstrates dedication and service to the law school.

Hanson joined Georgia Law in 2014, and she supports the many needs of the seven members of the school’s office of advancement.

She was recognized for her “strong work ethic, commitment and exceptional job performance.” According to written nominations, Hanson’s “work product shows great skill … her work ethic is beyond reproach and she never misses a detail.” One person wrote: “She has developed wonderful relationships with other staff and faculty members at the law school as well as colleagues from around the university, outside vendors, alumni and alumnae.”

Others wrote: “Susan has a great attitude all day long. She is the best administrative assistant/associate I have had the pleasure to work with since being at the law school for more than 20 years. … Everything she does is a credit to the law school. What a wonderful decision to hire this woman. … She is always motivated to succeed and encourages others to do the same.”

Prior to joining Georgia Law, Hanson served as an administrative assistant with Progressive Insurance, CBL & Associates Properties and Gary Pleger, Attorney at Law. She also worked as an information specialist for St. Mary’s Health Care System and has taught pre-kindergarten at Mars Hill Preschool Academy and Friendship Presbyterian Church.

The Terrell Distinguished Employee Award is presented annually to recognize staff members who demonstrate an outstanding work ethic, a commitment to service and exceptional job performance in addition to the cooperation necessary to increase the quality of education and service provided by the law school. Formerly known as the Employee Distinguished Service Award, this honor was renamed in February 2005 in memory of Emma P. Terrell, a longtime employee remembered for her dedication to and enthusiasm for the law school.

UGA School of Law

Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top public law schools, Georgia Law was established in 1859. Its accomplished faculty includes authors of some of the country’s leading legal scholarship. The school offers three degrees – the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law – and is home to the Dean Rusk International Law Center. Georgia Law is proud of its long tradition of providing first-rate legal training for future leaders who will serve state and nation in both the public and private sectors. For more information, see www.law.uga.edu.