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From gardens to pantries: UGA is addressing food insecurity in Clarke County

Two Clarke County middle schools have created food pantries to address food insecurity in the Athens community, with assistance from Americorps VISTA volunteers at UGA. At Hilsman Middle School, where VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Katie Stanhope is assigned… Full story

Faculty in the  College of Education and in Cooperative Extension named PSO Fellows

  Faculty members from the College of Education and Cooperative Extension, in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have been named Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellows for 2019-20. Darris R. Means, in Counseling and Human Development Services at… Full story

UGA brings coastal constituents together to discuss sustainable tourism

  Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has launched an initiative designed to promote the state’s 100 miles of shoreline to tourists, while protecting and sustaining the natural coastal environment. A Coastal Georgia Tourism Conference in April at the Coastal… Full story

Worth County home health and medical transport company owner gets financing and realizes growth with SBDC assistance

  Sylvester entrepreneur Gwendolyn McDaniel would often call Karen Rackley for information or contacts to support her new businesses in home health care and non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services. Rackley, the top executive for the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce… Full story

71st Georgia Science and Engineering Fair draws 800 students

  Students from Georgia middle and high schools competed for 200 awards presented during Georgia Science & Engineering Fair, hosted by the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel in March. New this year was an award by the Georgia… Full story

College of Engineering Students Showcase Archway Partnership Projects

  UGA College of Engineering students completed capstone design projects in five Archway Partnership counties, putting their academic education into action and providing a valuable service to rural Georgia communities. The students worked alongside industry and community partners in Grady,… Full story

High-school partnership helps students lead, succeed

  A Walton County high school is seeing increased student involvement and higher graduation rates since adopting a University of Georgia youth leadership program into its curriculum. Walnut Grove High School in Loganville in 2015 implemented the Youth Leadership in Action… Full story

State Botanical Garden research director named to CAES professorship

UGA horticulturist James Affolter, who oversees research at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, was named to the newly endowed Larry R. Beuchat Professorship for Annual and Perennial Ornamental Plant Research. The professorship in the UGA College of Agricultural and… Full story

UGA works with Envision Athens on planning

Wesley Chenoweth felt alone when he was starting his business. “As a startup, minority-owned business in Athens, I felt lost,” he said. “I didn’t know where to start or if I’d ever be able to grow my business like the… Full story

Southeast Georgia organization honored at UGA leadership conference

The Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, based in Statesboro, Georgia, received the Innovations in Community Leadership Award from UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development during its annual leadership conference in February. The foundation was recognized for its focus on developing… Full story

SBDC helps Chatham County business expand to address community need

Crystal Height began her career as a nurse practitioner. She became a small business owner when she learned her son had autism and found few professionals in Chatham County that could care for him or for others like him. While… Full story

Inaugural Student Tour of Georgia highlights UGA’s reach

Twenty-five University of Georgia undergraduate students got a firsthand look at how UGA is making a difference in Georgia communities during the inaugural Student Tour of Georgia over spring break. It was UGA’s first such tour organized specifically for students and… Full story

UGA faculty and staff recognized for excellence in public service

  Eight University of Georgia faculty and staff have been honored for exemplary service to the state during Monday’s 2019 Public Service and Outreach awards luncheon, which included awards for Entrepreneur of the Year and Donor Impact. UGA’s highest award… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Connor Lawhead

Hometown: Peachtree City, GA Year: Junior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: Psychology, sociology Internship Unit: Fanning Institute for Leadership Development   Have you participated in experiential learning?  Yes, in Bali, Indonesia. I studied cultural anthropology. Have you had any… Full story

UGA scientists investigate marine murder mystery

A team of University of Georgia investigators is working on a murder mystery, not your everyday who-done-it, but one in which the investigators are scientists, and the victims are thousands of tiny oyster larvae. The mystery began the in the… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Varad Dabke

Hometown: Columbus, GA Year: Senior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences,  School of Public and International Affairs Major: English and international affairs Internship Unit: Carl Vinson Institute of Government   Have you participated in experiential learning?  Yes, I worked with Elizabeth… Full story

New class graduates from nonprofit leadership program at UGA

As executive director of the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House, Melissa Ehrhardt had attended many leadership conferences and assumed they were all much the same. The Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Professionals at the University of Georgia proved her wrong. “I… Full story

The Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden opens to the public

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia welcomed more than 200 people to celebrate the completion of the Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden Monday morning with a dedication and ribbon-cutting at the new nature-based educational environment. The ceremony marked the conclusion… Full story