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UGA partners with Goodwill to help local entrepreneurs start new businesses

As Marcus Lawrence’s cheesecake business expands, a program at Goodwill of North Georgia, in partnership with the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, is providing him with the skills necessary to manage his growing company and staff. Lawrence is… Full story

Long-time volunteer helps State Botanical Garden and partners conserve endangered native species

Nita Haley has volunteered with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia for 16 years, often in the gift shop. Full story

UGA writing program brings elementary students to campus, helps build confidence

  The students from Cleveland Road Elementary School wove tall tales of unicorns, and beds that transform into sports cars when they visited UGA recently. Their fantasies could have tangible benefits in years to come, said Madison Garrett, a UGA… Full story

UGA, Fanning Institute host inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

Instead of just hearing about the barriers to college admission that face youth who are homeless or in foster care, about 150 people at UGA for the Embark Georgia Leadership Conference got to experience the obstacles and the frustration. For… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia celebrates National Public Gardens Day

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA will join nearly 600 public gardens around the country in celebration of the American Public Garden Association’s 8th Annual National Public Gardens Day on May 12. Communities are invited to explore the… Full story

Hawkinsville teenager uses leadership skills to mentor middle school girls

It is no secret that middle school is a time of tumultuous change and transition for young people. Hawkinsville High School junior Lizzy Gainous wants to help make that transition a little easier. Gainous graduated from the Pulaski Tomorrow Youth… Full story

Rider helped educate UGA Aquarium visitors, now back in his natural habitat

Rider, a loggerhead sea turtle who spent the last three years at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium, was returned to his natural home in the ocean. “It went well,” said Devin Dumont, head curator at the aquarium. “Rider… Full story

Institute of Government and Archway Partnership prepare new guide for Habersham-area business permits

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, in collaboration with the Archway Partnership of Habersham County, prepared an interactive online guide to help new and existing businesses obtain the proper licenses and permits. The “Entrepreneur’s Permitting Guide to Local Governments in… Full story

Georgia’s exports up significantly thanks to UGA

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center opened doors to the world for Carl Hazenberg and his company, Everlast Synthetic Products. Full story

Graduate students create resource guide for Gwinnett school

During spring semester 2017, associate director Paul Matthews and graduate assistant Brittany Anderson of the Office of Service-Learning and graduate students from four different departments worked with the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology to create and deliver a… Full story

Fanning Institute to host inaugural Embark Georgia conference this month

Inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference to focus on college access and resources for students who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Full story

UGA engineering students benefit from leadership training in addition to degrees

UGA civil and environmental engineering students will enter the workforce with a degree and leadership training designed to help them transition from student to professional. Full story

Looking for the best student employees? They’re in Public Service and Outreach

The top two UGA Student Employees of the Year are from Public Service and Outreach units. Aiden Holley, an intern with Campus Kitchen at UGA, part of the Office of Service-Learning, was the first place finisher in the awards competition,… Full story

State Botanical Garden of Georgia takes No. 7 spot in USA Today poll

The votes are in and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia is among the top 10 gardens in the U.S. in the most recent USA Today poll. The State Botanical Garden came in seventh in… Full story

Updated financials, better data land loan for Valdosta Wake Compound

Valdosta State University students Luke Tilt and Quinn Silvernale competed together on the university’s wake boarding team. Tilt was required for his business class to develop a plan for an imaginary new company. So he wrote a plan modeled after… Full story

New courses available through UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

The Georgia Center for Continuing Education has announced new courses being offered this spring. A new Business Writing Certificate course began March 20 at the UGA Gwinnett Campus. The twelve students enrolled with learn techniques of writing clear, concise documents… Full story

Fanning helps build leadership skills in Medical Partnership students

Effective leaders have “mastery of self” – the understanding of how their personal make-up affects their leadership. The Fanning Institute customized a retreat for the UGA Medical Partnership’s Internal Medicine Residency program based on this leadership principle. The March session,… Full story

Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant analyzes impacts of Hurricane Matthew

University of Georgia academic and outreach faculty are conducting research on the impacts of Hurricane Matthew to better understand how coastal residents were affected by the storm. In March, they conducted interviews with 35 people of diverse backgrounds in Chatham… Full story