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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

Tackling trash—and public health—on the Georgia coast

We know picking up trash helps keep our environment clean, but could it also improve human health? Jennifer Gay, an associate professor in the UGA College of Public Health, is studying the impact of volunteer litter cleanups on the environment… Full story

High-tech helps plan ahead for road improvements

The ability to predict problems with roads and bridges could help local and state governments make needed improvements before accidents occur, using technology being developed by a UGA engineering professor working in partnership with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government…. Full story

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 VISTAs at UGA. At Hilsman Middle School, where VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Katie Stanhope is assigned to… 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