ATLANTA (January 6, 2005) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan is sponsoring the spring semester kickoff reception for the Georgia Education Mentorship (GEM) Program, a partnership between Georgia College & State University, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Woodruff Foundation. Herbert J. Short, a partner with the firm's Corporate group and member of the Georgia Chamber Board, will host the event at the firm on Thursday, January 20.
GEM matches students from Georgia College & State University with mentors from around the state. During their semester of participation in the program, students spend two separate days with their mentor on "shadowing" visits, as well as they attend a leadership seminar, hosted by the Fanning Leadership Institute at the University of Georgia.
Students are selected to participate in the GEM Program through an extensive process that involves an application, essays and personal interviews. The mentors are all members of the Georgia Chamber Board and volunteer for each semester of service, with many having participated in the program several times.
For the spring event, students will travel from their campus in Milledgeville, GA, to the firm's Atlanta office for a reception and to meet with their selected mentors, as well as members of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
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