Tuesday, November 04, 2008
The induction of the Advanced Academy of Georgia’s Board of Trustees’ new member, Elaine Davis, philanthropist and wife of the University System of Georgia’s Chancellor Erroll B. Davis, will take place on Friday, Nov. 7.
Davis helped establish the Davis Family Foundation, which awards annual scholarships to minority students with financial need who have excelled late in their high school years. She has been an advocate for education and children and has served on many boards including the United Way.
The Advanced Academy is UWG’s residential, early-entrance-to-college program for gifted students. Students in this program may take university level classes for both high school and university credit.
The program is the brainchild of UWG President Beheruz Sethna who had previously worked with early entrance programs in two states and began West Georgia’s own accelerated academic program in 1995. The Advanced Academy is one of 17 residential gifted high school programs in the country and the only facility in Georgia.