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UGA conference to focus on community leadership

A year ago, the staff at the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development imagined a conference that would bring together people with a common interest in community leadership development. Those early brainstorms led to the upcoming inaugural Community Leadership Conference to be  …read more »

Student spotlight: Parker Bray

Parker Bray, a geography and journalism major from Columbus, Ga., says service involves practicing humility and allowing yourself to be vulnerable. It means engaging people and communities in real ways to establish symbiotic relationships. As a Student Scholar, what have you learned about how and  …read more »

Georgia Power gift will bolster programs in underserved communities

A gift from Georgia Power will help the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development launch youth and adult leadership programs in underserved Georgia communities. Lenn Chandler, Northeast Region Vice President for Georgia Power, presented the funding to Fanning Institute Director Matt Bishop on Friday. The  …read more »

UGA boot camp helps small businesses navigate the digital world

Figuring out how to reach customers in the digital age can be intimidating for new entrepreneurs and fledgling small businesses. The University of Georgia is helping business owners learn how to navigate social media to their advantage. Digital Marketing Boot Camps, offered at locations throughout  …read more »

Student spotlight: Elizabeth Hardister

Elizabeth Hardister, an international affairs major from Dunwoody, Ga., says being involved in service has allowed her to actively apply the skills she’s learned in the classroom and in her research and enhanced her understanding of the concepts she’s studying at UGA. As a student  …read more »

UGA launches Georgia Certified Economic Developer program

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia is launching a certification program for Georgia economic developers, the first of its kind in the state, UGA President Jere W. Morehead announced during his 2016 State of the University address this afternoon. The Georgia Certified Economic Developer  …read more »

UGA holding first two-day leadership conference for community leaders

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development will hold its inaugural Community Leadership Conference Feb. 10-11, 2016 on the University of Georgia campus in Athens. The two-day conference will allow attendees to select from 16 different workshops to create a customized agenda. Each workshop is  …read more »