Kleiner Award

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Left to right: Gwyneth Moody, Dean Jack Crowley, and Laura Straehla.

The Margaret Shippen Kleiner Graduate Environmental Ethics Fund, created in 1998, provides support for graduate students who are completing dissertations or theses in areas of research that willl contribute significantly to the field of environmental ethics and encompass an aspect of public awareness, education, or communication.

Margaret Shippen Kleiner (1908-1998) was born in Ellijay, Georgia, raised in Marietta, and resided in Cincinnati, Ohio, most of her life.  She earned a bachelors degree in philosophy and a masters degree in psychology from the university of Cincinnati.  She was an avid naturalist, conservationist, horticulturalist and gardener, whose involvement with conservation issues began in the 1940s with efforts in soil conservation.

Honored by the Garden Club of America for lifetime achievements as a gardener, propagator and judge, Mrs. Kleiner was also a dedicated supporter of  the Nature Conservancy, the National Wildlife Federation, the Environmental Defense Fund and the National Audubon Society.  The Fund was created by Mrs. Kleiner’s sons Scott and Eugene, and Scott’s wife Heather.  Scott and Heather Kleiner are UGA faculty members

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