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New “friends” program will help UGA aquarium expand

Sea turtles, sea horses, and moon jellies are among the sea life exhibited at the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island in Savannah and plans are underway to expand the facility to add even more. Education programs at the aquarium reach 55,000 people annually. School groups  …read more »

UGA Public Service and Outreach graduates 16 from leadership academy

UGA staff and faculty from across the state completed the Vivian H. Fisher Leadership Academy on Friday, earning certificates for their participation in the nine-month leadership development course. Facilitated by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, the academy is a nine-month leadership program designed  …read more »

UGA Archway Partnership tackles childhood obesity

The University of Georgia helped kids in this South Georgia town work up a sweat. From Zumba dancing to tackling an obstacle course to doing a few push-ups, the third Grady County Youth Fit Fest, organized by the UGA Archway Partnership, aimed to give parents  …read more »

Celebrate World Oceans Day at the UGA Aquarium

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are sponsoring a day of activities, including a dedication ceremony for the new outdoor pavilion on June 8. Events will take place all day with ocean education activities and a reptile talk in the auditorium at 2 p.m. At  …read more »

First class of women leaders from Southeast Georgia graduates from UGA program

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy graduated on May 3, receiving certificates and gifts to mark the end of the program. The Statesboro-based foundation, in partnership with the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, established the  …read more »

Target market expansion puts Atlanta rubber and plastic supplier in the right hands

  Movies can transport a viewer into another world, if only temporarily. In 2009 Nelson Burke spotted some props in a Georgia-produced movie that transformed his business. By 2015 his new focus had led The Engineer Guy to more than $3 million in sales. “Zombieland  …read more »

Cobb County educators complete interpreter certificate training at Georgia Center

Eleven bilingual language facilitators from the Cobb County School District completed the Georgia Center for Continuing Education’s Professional Interpreter in Education certificate training in April. Meeting at the Cobb County International Welcome Center on their monthly staff planning days, the group completed 30 hours of intensive training  …read more »