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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

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Annie Lee

Hometown: Johns Creek, Georgia. Year: Senior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: Psychology and sociology Minors: Criminal science Unit: J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development   Have you had any internships?  As an intern with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership… Full story

Callaway gift will help make the State Botanical Garden more accessible

A $1 million gift from the Callaway Foundation will fund a new visitor entrance to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia, enhancing access to the galleries, classrooms, collections and displays. The new entrance will be… Full story

2018-2018 PSO Student Scholars: Emmanuel Ayo

Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia Year: Senior College: Odum School of Ecology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: Ecology and biology Unit: State Botanical Garden of Georgia   Have you had any internships?  I have interned with Dekalb Medical, Piedmont Automotive, Sweetwater… Full story

Dogged determination results in veterinary practice for UGA graduate

When Jennifer Peterson was young, her father, an architect, would draw designs for the veterinary practice she hoped to own someday. While enrolled in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, she participated in what was then a new program—an entrepreneurial… Full story

UGA focuses on building a healthier Georgia through collaborative leadership

The Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is a repository for services geared to help older adults and their families with issues like health and wellness, hunger and transportation. The building on Hoyt Street that houses the council sees a… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Grace Anne Ingham

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin. Year: Junior College: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  Major: Environmental economics and management Minors: Ecology and Spanish Internship Unit: Carl Vinson Institute of Government   Have you participated in experiential learning?  I took a strategies and life… Full story

UGA helps sustain the coastal economy

Diversifying and adapting to change with UGA experts to help is key for coastal businesses Orders come in overnight by emails and through messages left on Charlie Phillips’ phone. By 7:30 a.m., he’s behind the desk in his cramped office-its… Full story

UGA wins national award for helping rural community sustain local health care

The University of Georgia has received a national Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association for its work in rural Georgia to save a local hospital from closing and to improve medical service for community residents. The Archway Partnership, a… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach appoints two interim positions

Matthew Bishop, director of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and senior public service faculty member, was appointed by Vice President for Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Jennifer Frum to serve as interim associate vice president for PSO through… Full story

Campus Kitchen at UGA collecting food for Seventh Annual Turkeypalooza

Campus Kitchen at UGA (CKUGA) is holding a can drive to collect food to provide holiday meals for older adults and families and homebound individuals. This is the seventh year of the event, Turkeypalooza, a partnership between CKUGA and the… Full story

President Morehead visits Griffin-Spalding County Archway Partnership, emphasizes benefits of partnership to students and community

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead learned firsthand last week about the work being done through the UGA Archway Partnership in Griffin-Spalding County, including student-driven design and engineering projects. UGA Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Jennifer Frum… Full story