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Congratulations to the College’s five Blue Key initiates

Kathryn Kao

October 25, 2021

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Four students and an alumna of the Mary Frances Early College of Education were recently recognized as 2021-22 Blue Key initiates at the annual Tucker Dorsey Blue Key Awards Banquet.

Blue Key recognizes second-, third- and fourth-year undergraduate, graduate and professional students of outstanding character who have achieved distinction in scholarship, leadership and service. Members join a roster of elite UGA alumni who have been inducted into the society over the last nine decades.

The College’s 2021-22 Blue Key initiates are:

  • Phaidra Buchanan (B.S.Ed. ’21), social studies education
  • Lytzy Hernandez (B.S.Ed. ’22), exercise and sport science
  • Margaret Kowalski (B.S.Ed. ’22), sport management
  • Nia Mitchell (Ph.D. ’24), qualitative research and evaluation methodologies
  • Sophie Waller (M.S. ’18, Ph.D. ’24), kinesiology

All Blue Key awardees and initiates were recognized on Friday, Oct. 15 at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. The UGA chapter of the Blue Key Honor Society is the third oldest chapter of the national organization.