Peachtree City Native Justin Sabree Receives James Edward Oglethorpe Award from Oglethorpe University

ATLANTA, GA (06/28/2012)(readMedia)-- Justin Sabree, a psychology major, received the esteemed James Edward Oglethorpe Award at Oglethorpe University's commencement ceremony in May 2012. These awards are presented annually to the man and woman in the graduating class who, in the opinion of the faculty, have excelled in both scholarship and service.

While attending the university, Sabree was an Oglethorpe University Presidential Scholar, president of the senior class, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. In April, Sabree received the esteemed Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, Oglethorpe's inaugural presentation of the national honor.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a leading liberal arts and sciences university which enrolls 1,100 students representing 34 states and 28 countries. Oglethorpe is named among U.S. News & World Report's Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes' America's Best Colleges, and Princeton Review's named Oglethorpe a Best Southeastern College in its 2012 edition of The Best 376 Colleges. Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of America's most selective liberal arts institutions. For seven consecutive years, Oglethorpe has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for commitment to and achievement in community service. Oglethorpe is home to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and to Georgia Shakespeare, the professional theatre-in-residence. OU currently competes in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association. Website: