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GSU Museum recognizes longtime supporter Planters Telephone
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Pictured at the GAMG annual conference and awards luncheon are Salinda Arthur, vice president of University Advancement at Georgia Southern; Georgia Southern Museum Director Brent Tharp; Stephen Milner, CEO of Planters Telephone Cooperative; David Moore, chair of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Awards Committee; and Catherine Lewis, president of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. - photo by Photo provided

STATESBORO — The Georgia Southern University Museum recognized longtime supporter Planters Telephone Cooperative recently during the annual Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

The GSU Museum nominated Newington-based Planters Telephone Cooperative for the GAMG Patron Award, and Planters received the award during a ceremony Jan. 23.

The award recognizes an individual or group who has worked closely with a museum demonstrating leadership and providing assistance, is a major promoter of the museum in the area or statewide, and in the past year has made a significant contribution and will continue to be a sponsor in the future.

“The museum’s relationship with Planters Telephone Cooperative began more than a decade ago when they helped found Eagle Science Camp, a camp for exceptional math and science students throughout Georgia,” said Brent Tharp, director of the Georgia Southern Museum. “Although that camp no longer operates, Planters has continued to support the museum through outreach programs and educational initiatives. For that dedication of sticking with the museum’s mission and the mission of math and science education, we nominated them for this award, and we’re glad GAMG agreed with us.”