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Summer service project benefits rural Georgia communities and UGA students

UGA students are getting hands-on experience and helping preserve history in rural Georgia through a service-learning program in the College of Environment and Design. Called Findit, the program sends graduate students studying historic preservation, environment, planning and design, and landscape… Full story

Governor honors UGA’s Certified Public Manager graduates

Leaders strengthen supervisory skills in courses presented by Carl Vinson Institute of Government Gov. Nathan Deal knows that effective government stewardship helps Georgia remain America’s top state for doing business. Deal emphasized his commitment to good governance in his address… Full story

UGA hires longtime economic developer to steer rural initiatives

  Saralyn Stafford, a community and economic developer with a 30-year career focused on Georgia, joins the University of Georgia in July to link rural communities with UGA’s vast knowledge and expertise. “Economic prosperity in rural Georgia is a top… Full story

UGA summer program empowers foster care youth to pursue higher education

Nyeelah Inniss had a clear goal to attend college after graduating from high school, but as a teenager in foster care, she did not understand the full extent of the college application process. “I knew I wanted to attend college,… Full story

UGA, food bank partnership promotes healthy eating

Teaching people to grow, cook and eat healthy foods is the key goal of a partnership between the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Camaria Welch, a graduate student in the University… Full story

Hands-on course prepares UGA Extension agents to share health benefits of Georgia seafood

Barbara Worley grew up on the coast of North Carolina and considers herself an oyster connoisseur. La Keshia Levi, on the other hand, shudders at the thought of eating an oyster. But after attending a two-day Ocean to Table workshop,… Full story

UGA professor studies college access in two Archway Partnership communities 

The Archway Partnership opened doors for UGA Assistant Professor Darris Means when he began to study the tools and skills high school students used to prepare for college. He had reached out to 20 Georgia school superintendents hoping for access… Full story

UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government helps elected officials succeed

More than 600,000 cyclists and walkers pass through Paulding County each year on the Silver Comet Trail, a 61.5-mile paved, non-motorist path that runs from Smyrna into Alabama. In Dallas, the Paulding County seat, visitors cross the Pumpkinvine Trestle, a 117-year-old… Full story

From chaos to calm: a UGA VISTA brings programs and engaged teens to the Athens library

On weekdays, the Athens-Clarke County Library on Baxter Street is a popular destination for students from nearby Clarke Middle and Clarke Central High schools. With no daily programming for the students, the library staff last year was busy keeping the… Full story

Financing Solution and Strategic Planning Support Rapid Growth of Covington Business

Ryan Loew worked in equipment and machinery maintenance for a Fortune 500 food manufacturer for 10 years, tasked with ensuring that all equipment ran productively and efficiently. After working swing shifts to earn a bachelor’s degree in business, Loew decided… Full story

Economic developers learn about UGA’s investment in coastal communities

Economic development professionals from Georgia’s inland counties got a firsthand look at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant operations in Brunswick, and learned how work done there affects the rest of the state. Sean McMillan, director of UGA’s Atlanta-based… Full story

UGA promotes renaissance in multi-city, two-state partnership

The Lyndhurst Foundation of Chattanooga is funding regional economic revitalization in northwest Georgia A Georgia mountain community is forging a unique economic development partnership with two Tennessee cities through a downtown revitalization process pioneered by the University of Georgia Carl… Full story

Commitment to historic land preservation and education earns national award for UGA donors

Longtime UGA supporters and alumni Craig and Diana Barrow were awarded the prestigious Margaret Douglas Medal by The Garden Club of America (GCA) for their commitment and service to conservation education at their Wormsloe estate near Savannah, Georgia. The national… Full story

UGA uncorks north Georgia’s ripening wine industry

Georgia’s wine industry is growing, bolstering the North Georgia economy by increasing the number of tourists to the area as well as attracting side businesses attracted by the wineries, University of Georgia faculty told members of the Georgia House Rural… Full story

Three faculty members complete Public Service and Outreach Fellowship

  2017-2018 Faculty Fellows 2017-18 Public Service (PSO) Faculty Fellows helped ensure shoreline stability on the coast, address health concerns in rural Georgia and create a way to measure the impact of leadership training. The Faculty Fellowships offer tenure-track and… Full story

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