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UGA partnership prepares students to succeed in key Georgia industry

When Connor Logan graduates from UGA with his degree in hospitality and food industry management, he’ll have in-depth knowledge of his chosen field and hands-on experience in food and beverage service, front desk responsibilities, revenue management, and sales and events—all… Full story

Truist Bank provides funding for SBDC to establish entrepreneurship academy

The UGA Small Business Development Center received a grant from the Truist Foundation to establish a training and development program for small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Savannah area. The Truist Entrepreneurship Academy will be a two-year program that… Full story

The UGA Small Business Development Center helps Macon couple launch—and expand—business

Customers flock to The Butcher Shop in Warner Robins seeking the area’s best hand-cut beef, pork, chicken and sausage. They favor its delicious homemade items, such as sides, dips, desserts and farm-fresh frozen veggies. Savory lamb, shrimp and other seafoods… Full story

UGA creates stormwater management tools to help reduce flooding in coastal communities

Fact sheets, checklists and a video created by faculty at the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are helping coastal communities invest in green infrastructure that protect areas from flooding and pollution from stormwater runoff. In the… Full story

Georgia Center’s youth director recognized with Public Service and Outreach award

Alyssa Weyant, director of youth programs at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, was recognized with a Public Service and Outreach Spotlight Award in September. PSO Vice President Jennifer Frum surprised Weyant during a Zoom meeting. “For the… Full story

State Botanical Garden to become Winter WonderLights in December

Beginning Dec. 1, the University of Georgia will host its first Winter WonderLights show with a Garden of Delights, Candy Cane Lane and Cone Tree Plaza, among other magical features, along a half-mile trail at the State Botanical Garden of… Full story

UGA program equips southeast Georgia women for leadership roles

A women’s leadership program developed by the University of Georgia is increasing civic engagement and leadership opportunities for women in southeast Georgia. Since 2015, nearly 80 women from in and around Statesboro have graduated from the Lynda Brannen Williamson Women’s… Full story

Neptune educates thousands at UGA Aquarium before returning to her natural habitat

It took three years for Neptune to reach the ocean from her nest, but her goodbye was short and sweet. Transported by boat to Wassaw Island, the loggerhead sea turtle was carried to the beach on Wassaw Sound by her… Full story

GrowSmart helps business owner improve strategic focus

Fitness experts Chris and Melissa Conti moved nine times during the first 10 years of their marriage just to stay in the industry. They had been in Atlanta for two years when they faced another move—the company they worked for… Full story

In 2015, Pulaski County’s hospital faced bankruptcy. Then UGA stepped in.

Without assistance from the University of Georgia, Taylor Regional Hospital in Hawkinsville might have closed six years ago. Instead, earlier this month, community leaders broke ground on a project to include emergency room expansion, a new lobby and state of… Full story

UGA faculty member recognized as one of state’s most influential Asian Americans

As Georgia business communities continue to diversify, the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is expanding its service to include programs in foreign languages. SBDC consultant and Philippine-born Benny StaRomana is a key component to moving that agenda along. He… Full story

UGA partners with Fort Benning to help spur economic development in surrounding counties

The University of Georgia is part of an innovative project that will create recreation areas along the 35,000 acres surrounding Fort Benning, an attempt to spur development in the seven counties that border the military site. The UGA Carl Vinson… Full story

Laura Brewer is the latest PSO employee in the spotlight

The Georgia Center’s Laura Brewer is the most recent recipient of the Public Service and Outreach Employee Spotlight Award, recognized for her work in youth academic programs hosted by the center. Brewer, director of the Office of Academic Special Programs… Full story

UGA program certifies ecotourism guides at the Georgia coast

Osprey diving for fish, roseate spoonbills foraging in tidal creeks and American oystercatchers tending to their nests on barrier islands are just a few things visitors may see while exploring the Georgia coast by water. A new certification program developed… Full story

UGA Grow It Know It training prepares educators for food-focused classroom

As a kindergarten teacher, Robin Edens was an outlier in the group of mostly middle and high school teachers at UGA learning how to introduce food-based learning to their students. The three-day workshop immersed participants in the ins and outs… Full story

UGA partners on state’s first commercial fishing career pathway, a workforce development program for high school students at the coast

Herbert McIver, better known as Truck, grew up working on the water alongside his father who was a commercial shrimper out of McIntosh County, Georgia. McIver, now a marine resources specialist at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, spent… Full story

UGA program provides leadership, entrepreneurship training for CCSD students

Clarke Central High School student Kayleigh Sims wants to be a veterinarian and open her own practice. A University of Georgia program is helping her learn the leadership, entrepreneurship and problem-solving skills she will need to be a success. Sims,… Full story

UGA leadership development effort expanding across Georgia

A University of Georgia leadership initiative will partner with seven new organizations over the next year to develop leaders equipped to address critical issues in communities across Georgia. The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a unit of UGA Public… Full story