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UGA Institute of Government strategic planning boosts workforce development in Georgia

Just northwest of Atlanta, Cherokee County boasts a well-educated population. More than 90 percent of its residents 25 and older graduated from high school. More than a third have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Yet 78 percent of the employed… Full story

UGA student designs plans for an Archway Partnership community welcome center

An abandoned storefront on the Moultrie downtown square will be repurposed into a welcome center where newcomers and visitors can find information about Colquitt County. The former Citi-Trends store also will house offices and possibly a co-working space for small… Full story

UGA Graduate Students selected as Knauss finalists

Two graduate students from the University of Georgia have been selected as finalists for the 2020 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program. The finalists will spend one year in Washington, D.C. in… Full story

State Botanical Garden alliance wins national award for conservation

The Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA), headquartered at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, received a 2019 Environmental Excellence Award in the category of “Ecosystem, Habitat, and Wildlife” from the Federal Highway Administration for its work with the… Full story

Employee Development, Digital Marketing and New Lines Grow Sales for Carrollton Landscaping Firm

Joe and Sarah Bearden own Dreamscapes Landscaping Services. In 2017, Dreamscapes acquired a competitor, which yielded immediate and significant growth.  Due to its size, Dreamscapes required additional personnel to meet and manage their own sizeable growth along with the new… Full story

UGA Institute of Government, Archway Partnership create brand designed to draw people to Hawkinsville

Day-trippers, agritourists and businesses are being invited to “Come Home to Hawkinsville” to visit, shop and perhaps put down roots in the Pulaski County city. Hawkinsville and Pulaski County are extending the invitation through a community branding initiative developed by… Full story

Small reptile, big impact: Gopher tortoises in the care of UGA after rescue

Young gopher tortoises are finding a new home at UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant while they come out of their shell—figuratively speaking. The gopher tortoises, Georgia’s official state reptile, were rescued as eggs from a site owned by… Full story

UGA student Sarah Jackson turns service-learning into a career

After Sarah Jackson took her first service-learning course at the University of Georgia, she was hooked. Ten years later, she’s made a career out of service, community engagement and nonprofit partnerships. “Through my geography major, I became involved in a… Full story

Alumni turn their appreciation for the coast into an opportunity for a student

You can see the salt marsh from nearly every room in Dorothea and Wink Smith’s Hilton Head home. The activity varies with the tide. When the water is high, boats cruise through a channel that connects residents and businesses to… Full story

Shedding a light on longtime State Botanical Garden supporter James Miller Jr.

Jim Miller grew up with a mother who enjoyed gardening. When an advisory board for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia began forming in the 1980s, he was a charter member. His gift of $5,000 was the first private funding… Full story

UGA students drive improvements to Thomson Twin Cinema

  UGA students recommend sales technology, infrastructure updates and a community survey as part of a revitalization of the Thomson Twin Cinema, a critical piece of the planned restoration of downtown Thomson, a UGA Archway Partnership community. Owners of the… Full story

Galloping into new leadership techniques at the Fanning Institute

Brittany Adams-Pope introduced a new tactic to help teenagers build their leadership skills during a summer program at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Her approach? Hold your horses. Literally. “Horses are empathetic animals. They pick up on our… Full story

Buford marketing firm gets an edge on the competition with help from UGA

Ten years ago, Alexandra Radford and Lauren Tatum were teenagers at a Gwinnett County high school where they shared common interests like fashion, friends and cheerleading. Today, the two women still share interests but now those are graphic design, social… Full story

UGA students work through Grady County Archway Partnership on capstone project

It may be a coincidence that Grady College and Grady County share the same namesake in Henry W. Grady, but they also share something else: a group of dedicated students making an impact with their skills and talent. Students from… Full story

Retiring in style: former corporate executive realizes entrepreneurial dream in franchise ownership

Mark Day was sure he would be an entrepreneur. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a business degree, he planned to do two years of corporate work and then set off on his own. His success in the… Full story

Vinson Institute training helped prepare Harris County leaders for March tornado

There was no storm on the horizon the day that Harris County Commissioner Harry Lange took a disaster preparedness class with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. But five months later, when a tornado churned through his west Georgia community,… Full story

UGA teams up with Georgia Chamber for High Potentials Leadership program

  UGA led 19 business and organization members of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce through a leadership program in May designed for employees with the potential to help address challenges in their communities. It was the second annual High Potentials… Full story

Creating learners and leaders at the State Botanical Garden

Students volunteering at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia are doing far more than just checking off their UGA-mandated experiential learning opportunity, they are using what they learn to teach other students who follow in their footsteps. As a Public… Full story