Eleven UGA undergraduate students have been selected as Public Service and Outreach Scholars for 2012-2013. Supported by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and administered through the Office of Service-Learning, the yearlong program provides students with the opportunity to learn about UGA’s public service and outreach (PSO) mission. The program introduces students to key areas of PSO and UGA’s land- and sea-grant missions through group meetings, site visits and a 150-hour internship in one of the eight PSO units or the vice president’s office. The goal is to provide students with a deeper understanding of PSO’s mission through meetings and outreach, help them link these experiences with their career and educational goals and create a community of student scholars who understand the role of university outreach and engagement. The 2012-2013 PSO Student Scholars have majors and minors in seven of UGA’s schools and colleges, hold an average GPA of 3.58 and represent the geographic, ethnic and linguistic diversity of UGA’s student body. The 2012-2013 Student Scholars are:

  • Alixanna Burg, a fourth-year dietetics major; she will serve her internship with the Office of Service-Learning.
  • Chinwenwa Emeruem, a third-year economics major; she will serve her internship with the Small Business Development Center.
  • Megan Ernst, a second-year public affairs journalism and political science double major also enrolled in the MPA program; she will serve her internship with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
  • Amber Flanigan, a fourth-year psychology major and child and family development minor; she will serve her internship with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
  • Erica Flanigan, a third-year business management and sports management major; she will serve her internship with the UGA Center for Continuing Education.
  • Sue Joe, a fourth-year sociology major; she will serve her internship with the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach.
  • Jamelia Jones, a third-year criminal justice, biological sciences and music business major; she will serve her internship with the Marine Extension Service.
  • Nicholas Mizaur, a third-year economics and international affairs double major minoring in French; he will serve his internship with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
  • Alexander Newell, a fourth-year history, political science and philosophy major; he will serve his internship with the Archway Partnership.
  • Stephanie Rattanong, a fourth-year landscape architecture major; she will serve her internship with the Fanning Institute.
  • Annie Stocklin, a third-year economics and anthropology double major; she will serve her internship with the Fanning Institute.