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CCSD students build leadership, problem solving skills at UGA summer program

A UGA summer program is equipping Clarke County high school students to lead and look for innovative solutions to challenges they encounter. During InnovateU, around 20 Athens-Clarke County high school students were grouped into teams to develop new solutions for… Full story

Seven more Georgia organizations selected for UGA leadership initiative

Now in its third year, a University of Georgia leadership initiative will add seven more organizations from around the state that are strengthening their communities through new leadership development programming. Started in 2020 by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership… Full story

If students can’t get to the coast, UGA brings the coast to them

For more than 50 years, educators at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island have hosted pre-K-12 grade students for hands-on programs about the coastal environment. This year, those educators are taking the show on the road…. Full story

Athens residents have easy access to food distributions, thanks to UGA

Food insecure Athens residents have easy access to meals, thanks to a partnership between UGA and local government One of the challenges facing Athens residents with food insecurity during the pandemic was the lack of a directory listing locations and… Full story

UGA student-designed park comes to life for Hart County Archway Partnership

When Hartwell residents turned out in May to install plants at the site of a new downtown park, UGA alumna Elizabeth Crimmins was right there alongside them in the dirt. Crimmins, a student from Chattanooga who earned her Master of… Full story

Teenage inventors win patent assistance at UGA-run Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

A trio of Atlanta high school students left the 74th annual Georgia Science and Engineering Fair this spring with more than accolades and ribbons—they won a team of lawyers to help shepherd their invention through the patent process, which can… Full story

Make way for oysters

UGA helps coastal communities plan for a resurgence in Georgia’s oyster industry Is an oyster livestock? What exactly are the potential land-based components of marine oyster farms? Where might these activities be located, and how can communities adjust their land… Full story

Three Georgia Center employees in the PSO spotlight for excellent service

Three employees of the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel were presented Public Service and Outreach Employee Spotlight Awards in May. Receiving the awards were Andy Stowe, a systems administrator; Jacob Johnson, assistant catering manager; and John Lawrence, a… Full story

UGA map helps state leaders distribute federal money for broadband expansion

Nearly a year after unveiling a groundbreaking map that showed far more Georgians than previously thought were without broadband access, the University of Georgia  has helped the state distribute more than $400 million in grants to bring faster and more… Full story

Boosting rural Georgia

Support from UGA Foundation benefits students and communities A generous $500,000 gift from the University of Georgia Foundation board of trustees to support rural economic development will enable UGA to reach even more communities and provide experiential learning opportunities to… Full story

As COVID cases dropped, Clarke County students began returning to UGA

For Clarke County School District students, getting back to normal means going back to UGA for annual field trips. In the fall, a group of pre-Kindergarten students were the first Clarke County School District (CCSD) students on campus for a… Full story

Charting a Brighter Future

Innovative UGA program gives rural communities the tools to prosper and thrive Walking around downtown Baxley, Georgia, Keri Orvin shares some of the community’s ideas for the mostly vacant storefronts: An outdoor café in a breezy alleyway, a welcome center… Full story

Trawling for trash: Using recycled shrimp nets to remove marine debris

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has come up with a creative way to clean up the  Georgia coast and provide financial support to local commercial shrimpers whose income was limited during the pandemic. Through Trawl to Trash, funded… Full story

UGA names Thomson-McDuffie County the state’s first Connected Resilient Community

Thomson-McDuffie County, Ga., is the inaugural recipient of UGA’s Connected Resilient Community (CRC) designation, which recognizes Georgia communities that partner with university experts to increase economic development potential. McDuffie County has been a UGA Archway Partnership community since 2017 and, in… Full story

Side hustle becomes big business for UGA Small Business Development Center client

In 1999, Jason Jones started renting out sound equipment for local concerts and theater productions as a side hustle to support his aspirations as a musician. Over 20 years later, the side job has become a multimillion-dollar business, S&L Integrated…. Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach presents 2022 awards to external partners

Covington equipment maintenance company is UGA SBDC Entrepreneur of the Year Ryan Loew is a Covington-based entrepreneur whose equipment maintenance company has expanded from 20 employees in 2016 to more than 150 industry professionals today. On Monday, he was presented… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach awards recognize exemplary service to the state

Seven University of Georgia faculty and staff members were honored during the UGA Public Service and Outreach 31stannual awards luncheon for their exemplary service to the state. Maritza Soto Keen, a senior public service faculty member and associate director at… Full story

UGA leadership initiative helps communities expand leadership pipeline

            Applications due Friday, April 29 Since 2017, Appling LEADS has built a network of community leaders throughout the southeast Georgia county. After four years however, it felt like the program needed to take the next step, said Keri Crosby… Full story