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Gift to UGA will boost prairie project at State Botanical Garden

  Native prairie restorations will continue to transform a utility right-of-way at the State Botanical Garden, with support from Georgia Power. The $50,000 gift from Georgia Power will go toward the garden’s prairie project, which is creating about 10 acres… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Eashaa Velamuri

Hometown: Johns Creek, GA Year: Senior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences  Major: Psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience Minor: Women’s studies Internship Unit: J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development    Have you had any internships?  In Atlanta, I… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Matt Melatti

Hometown: Fayetteville, Georgia Year: Senior College: College of Public Health Majors: Health Promotion Internship Unit: Public Service and Outreach   Where do you see yourself in 10 years?  In 10 years, I hope to be working as a general dentist in south… Full story

SBDC helps Middle Georgia textile company get back on its feet after hurricane

MF&H Textiles is Taylor County’s largest single-point private employer with nearly 50 employees. Its 19-acre campus between Columbus and Macon was right in the path of Hurricane Irma on September 11, 2017. Irma’s gale force winds ripped off 20 percent… Full story

Endowed gift to support Fanning community leadership efforts in Georgia

  At the fall 2018 meeting of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development advisory board, board members and institute faculty and staff honored board chair and longtime supporter Jimmy Allgood and his family for an endowed gift that will… Full story

Art students design immersive and interactive exhibit for the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden

  The seasonal gardens in the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden will feature sunflowers, zucchini and other eye-catching plants. But look closer to learn more. Below the garden beds is an underground cavern filled with colorful, interactive panels created in… Full story

UGA middle school garden program expands beyond Athens-Clarke County

An award-winning interactive Clarke County school program that teaches students about science and nutrition is now underway in Barrow County, thanks to the University of Georgia. The Grow It Know It program, established in 2013 by the Office of Service-Learning,… Full story

UGA students conceptualize and analyze a potential kaolin museum in Sandersville

  University of Georgia faculty and students are helping Washington County determine the feasibility of a museum to preserve the history of kaolin, one of Georgia’s top exports, and what such a place would look like. Through the Washington County… Full story

Fanning faculty member honored for work in dispute resolution

  Raye Rawls, a senior public service faculty member in the J.W. Fanning Institute of Leadership Development at UGA, received the 2018 Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke Award from the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution and the Dispute… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Emma Bay Dickinson

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia Year: Sophomore College: Odum School of Ecology, Hugh Hodgson School of Music  Majors: Ecology and music Internship Unit: State Botanical Garden of Georgia   Have you participated in experiential learning?  I went on the UGA Interdisciplinary Field Program, taking… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Elizabeth Carter

Hometown: Augusta, Georgia Year: Sophomore College: School of Public and International Affairs Major: Duel bachelor’s and master’s, in international affairs and international policy Internship Unit: Carl Vinson Institute of Government   Have you had any internships?  During my time with the… Full story

Annual Day of Service connects UGA employees to local nonprofits

  About 200 UGA employees spread out across Athens-Clarke County—some even further beyond—on Nov. 16 for the third annual Public Service and Outreach Day of Service. Volunteers contributed 350 hours beautifying trails and clearing invasive species at Sandy Creek Nature… Full story

Gov.-elect Kemp addresses lawmakers at 2018 Biennial Institute

  Gov.-elect Brian Kemp emphasized continuity and hard work to maintain Georgia’s prosperity in his luncheon address Tuesday to conclude the 31st Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators. Members of the Georgia General Assembly convened at the University of Georgia Dec…. Full story

Certification Leads to Larger Orders, Greater Growth for Macon Fabrication Shop

When Stan Greene was ready to retire from his business, Greene Machine and Manufacturing in Macon, he asked Larry Collins, with whom he had worked for about 20 years, if he would be interested in purchasing the business.  Before making… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Anthony Potts

Hometown: Athens, GA Year: Sophomore College: School of Public and International Affairs, Terry College of Business Major: Political science and economics Internship Unit: J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development   Have you taken a service-learning course before?  I participated in World Leaders, the first… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Taylor Black

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee Year: Senior College: School of Public and International Affairs, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: International affairs and French Internship Unit: Office of Service-Learning   Have you participated in experiential learning?  I participated in an exchange program with the… Full story

Growing Georgia Wine

When the Boegner family found the property that would become Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery in the mid-1990s, it was 30 acres of pine trees located 60 miles from downtown Atlanta.  Today, it’s a thriving vineyard. On a given Saturday,… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Margaret Schrayer

Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey Year: Sophomore College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: Computer science and biology Internship Unit: University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel    Have you had any internships?  During summer 2018, I received the Center… Full story