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2017-2018 Faculty Fellows

    Abigail Borron J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development Abigail Borron, an assistant professor of agricultural communications in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, developed quantitative measures to assess the social and economic impact of leadership programming at… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach graduates 16 from leadership academy

Sixteen faculty and staff from UGA Public Service and Outreach, Cooperative Extension and the university’s schools and colleges graduated May 11 from the Vivian H. Fisher Leadership Academy facilitated by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Sponsored by UGA… Full story

Stop and smell the native roses: UGA student creates coloring book for botanical garden

Suzie Henderson has been sketching plants and insects since she was a child. As an ecology major and horticulture minor, she is familiar with Georgia’s native plants—from the bright orange butterfly weed to the ivory yucca. During her internship with… Full story

New project will investigate the impacts of Georgia’s blue crab fishery

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources awarded Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant a Coastal Incentive Grant to study recreational crabbing in Georgia. As part of the project, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will partner with UGA Carl Vinson… Full story

Financial projections and plan secure future for Ellijay family orchard

Ellijay farmer John Reece can see the house he grew up in from the Apple House at his Ellijay business, BJ Reece Orchards. John and his wife Rachel have grown the business that his father started with 30 acres into… Full story

University of Georgia students solve Rocky Branch Elementary School sound problem through service-learning project

The Rocky Branch Elementary School cafeteria will soon be less noisy, thanks to students from the University of Georgia. In the coming weeks, students in the College of Engineering will install sound-absorbing panels they created on the walls of the… Full story

State Botanical Garden honors supporter who founded first advisory board and fundraising ball

Around Georgia, the name Callaway is practically synonymous with gardens. So it’s no surprise that members of the Callaway family from LaGrange, who created Callaway Gardens, also played a role in developing the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. On Saturday,… Full story

State Botanical Garden honors Deen Day Sanders for 50 years of service

Deen Day Sanders has been planting seeds her entire life. She has supported the State Botanical Garden of Georgia since its establishment 50 years ago. Sanders’ love for gardening first took root in the small town of Adrian, Georgia, where… Full story

UGA works to tackle Georgia’s opioid abuse crisis

Statewide efforts to thwart the opioid epidemic that is ravaging Georgia communities got a boost recently at three conferences that brought together public and private sector leaders to learn more about the problem and how to address it. The conferences, coordinated… Full story

Eric Bonaparte and his sister Carol Bonaparte celebrated at the Small Business Development Center annual awards presentation

Retired SBDC Associate State Director Eric Bonaparte and his sister Carol Bonaparte celebrated with award winners at the Small Business Development Center’s annual awards presentation Wednesday night. A $25,000 gift from Bonaparte endowed the annual Consultant of the Year award,… Full story

Public Service and Outreach Awards launch Honor’s Week

Seven UGA employees were recognized for exemplary work in serving the state of Georgia at the 2018 Public Service and Outreach Awards Luncheon, which included recognition of an Entrepreneur of the Year and a Donor Impact Award. Kim Coder, a… Full story

UGA hosts conference for national leaders in government training

Small in numbers but mighty in purpose, university service organizations that provide training and resources to local and state government officials are gathered this week at UGA for an annual conference. About 75 public service directors and faculty, representing about… Full story

Stockbridge business grows after achieving government certification

Jacqueline Johnson discovered her life’s direction at a celebration of life for her aunt.  “My auntie passed of breast cancer. I was at her (funeral) and, in the midst of it, realized how taboo the whole breast cancer conversation was…. Full story

In career and in retirement, SBDC employee gives to UGA

Eric Bonaparte spent 26 years—the bulk of his career—at the UGA Small Business Development Center. When he decided to retire last year, he wanted to give something back to the university that had played such an important role in his… Full story

Garden celebrates its 50th anniversary with flame azalea exhibit

An exhibition of artists’ representations of the Southern flame azalea—the State Botanical Garden’s signature plant for its 50th anniversary— will be on display in the Visitor Center through April 27. Twenty local artists were invited to contribute paintings, photographs, drawings… Full story

University of Georgia celebrates 70th annual Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

More than 750 students from across Georgia competed for more than $30,000 in prizes and awards during the 70th annual Georgia Science and Engineering Fair, run by UGA’s Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, a public service and outreach unit…. Full story

Archway Partnership and Terry College of Business partner to serve communities, provide opportunities to students

Michael Veal adjusts his hard hat. It’s not every Saturday the Terry College of Business student ventures into a kaolin mine, one of the giant valleys throughout Washington County. More than a field trip, this is an opportunity for Veal,… Full story

UGA kicks off 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The University of Georgia College of Public Health, in partnership with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and with support from Georgia Power, opened the 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy on Feb. 27. The program aims to improve the health of Georgians… Full story