The Orange County Press Club board has selected journalism professor and English internship manager Dennis Foley to receive its highest honor, the Sky Dunlap Award. The award recognizes significant service to Orange County journalism, the Press Club and the community.

Foley worked 26 years for the Orange County Register as an assigning editor, the newspaper’s ombudsman, newsroom internship program and recruitment coordinator and as training and reader innovation editor.

He has served nearly 10 years on the Orange County Press Club board, including two years as President.

Foley will receive his award at the annual Press Club Gala, May 26 at the Balboa Bay Resort.

The Press Club was founded in 1954 and has served journalism, journalism education and the community for more than six decades. For more information on the Press Club, or buy tickets to the gala here.