Vinson Institute’s Byars wins 2023 Staff Award

J ames Byars is a scientific computing professional specialist for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Since joining the Vinson Institute in 2014, Byars has worked to create reliable, accessible data to support projections and plans for the Governor’s Office… Full story

Georgia Center’s Auckland wins 2023 Staff Award

J ack Auckland is the event services department head at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. He and his staff are responsible for all room sets, audio-visual needs and technology required for conferences and events. During… Full story

Healthcare project earns Washington County a CRC silver medal

A n interdisciplinary project in Washington County designed to help residents improve their health and wellness earned the community a silver medal, the first step toward a full UGA Connected Resilient Community designation. Several UGA schools and colleges, including Public… Full story

UGA wins national outreach award for program boosting rural economic development

T he University of Georgia won the national Association of Public and Land-grant Universities highest award for public service for the Archway Partnership, an outreach program through which select rural communities have access to the resources and expertise of the… Full story

UGA provides tools for rural community engagement and economic success

I n rural areas of Georgia, like Grady County, losing young adults to schools and jobs in other cities and states can break the succession of community leaders, which are vital to future success. As an initial PROPEL (Planning Rural… Full story

UGA students helped Moultrie Police develop co-responder program

 Like many rural Georgia communities, Moultrie has a small police department, little mental health support and a limited budget. As a result, 911 calls about disturbances often led to jail for substance abusers or individuals with a history of… Full story

UGA issues proclamation recognizing Colquitt County Archway

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead returned to the site of the first Archway Partnership Tuesday to thank the community for its longtime collaboration with the university. UGA’s partnership with Colquitt County and the city of Moultrie was a… Full story

Community taps UGA outreach units to help local entrepreneurs succeed

From downtown redevelopment and beautification to recreation and tourism, an East Georgia community is tapping into University of Georgia expertise to increase opportunities for economic development and help grow local business. Thomson, Ga., a UGA Archway Partnership community and the… Full story

UGA academic, outreach faculty get funding to address rural issues

Eight University of Georgia faculty teams were awarded grants for projects proposed during the second year of the Rural Engagement Workshop for Academic Faculty. The goal of the program, launched by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jack… Full story

Inaugural Bobbi Meeler Sahm Service and Outreach awards benefit town-gown partnerships

Five local projects were selected to receive a total of $32,000 in awards from an endowment established by an Athens native and UGA alumna. The fund, held by the UGA Foundation, ultimately benefits Athens-Clarke County residents as well as university… Full story

UGA’s Archway Partnership wins regional award for outreach

The program now sets its sights on national award The University of Georgia is the regional winner of the 2022 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award for its Archway Partnership outreach program. The program takes UGA faculty and students… Full story

Campers get hands-on career education experiences through UGA’s Summer Academy

At the Mini Medical School summer academy, checking a patient’s pulse, stitching wounds, performing ultrasounds and dissections were the equivalent of swimming, horseback riding and crafts at ordinary summer camps. But these campers weren’t complaining. “I got to ultrasound an… Full story

Atlanta industry funds engineering summer camp at UGA for minority students

Kyla McNair quickly scanned the app on her iPhone, touched the screen and watched her robot car come to life. She then used the app to maneuver the car, built from a kit, around the floor as other campers worked… Full story

UGA will feed more local residents this fall with Campus Kitchen on wheels

The UGA Campus Kitchen trailer rolled into north Athens, bringing food, information about available resources, and a bit of festivity to the Fowler Drive community just as Athens-Clarke County students returned to school. The first event, a neighborhood resources fair,… Full story

UGA new faculty get a tour of the state

After a two-year hiatus, the University of Georgia New Faculty Tour returned this year with 26 new employees spending four days traveling across Georgia and learning about the state’s economic, geographic, social and cultural diversity. The tour passed through 13 cities… Full story

McDuffie County expands leadership pipeline with UGA support

Census data on Thomson-McDuffie County caught Elizabeth Brown’s attention. Fifty-nine percent of households in the community were run by single parents. “As a social worker, I know the importance of ensuring those children and parents have support to ensure positive… Full story

UGA faculty and grad students help Georgia’s rural downtowns experience a renaissance

Buena Vista is ready for a face-lift. Steeped in the turpentine and cotton industries, the small (pop. 1,800) Georgia city about 30 miles east of Columbus today features a city square with wide streets surrounding an antebellum-era courthouse. Trucks carrying… Full story

UGA helps coastal communities mitigate flooding by creating rain gardens to siphon water

The highest property in the Urbana-Perry Park neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga., sits just 10 feet above sea level. Homeowners William and Bonnie Kitts have lived there for nine years. “This is actually my wife’s father’s grandfather’s home that he grew… Full story