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Fanning Institute to host fifth annual leadership conference at UGA this week

A native of southeast Georgia, Lynda Brannen Williamson spent her life working to improve the Statesboro community as a civic leader, a legacy that continued after her passing with the creation of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation in 2014, and… Full story

Leadership institute helps Macon businesses grow

An entrepreneurial leadership curriculum developed by the University of Georgia is helping several Macon business owners lead their businesses to new heights. In 2018, NewTown Macon—a nonprofit organization focused on economic and cultural development in downtown Macon—contacted the UGA J.W…. Full story

AT&T Foundation contribution to support Embark Georgia network

A $25,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation will help the University of Georgia increase college access and retention for youth who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Embark Georgia, founded and run by UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development,… Full story

UGA’s first Archway Partnership community continues to build on its successes

When they keep inviting you back, you must be doing something right. Colquitt County leaders have continued to fund the Archway Partnership in their community, nine years beyond the original five-year commitment to the program. “We just really believe in… Full story

New Faculty Tour provides education and impact

The trip ended where it began, with a large coach bus parked outside the Georgia Center in the August heat, a group of about 50 faculty, administrators and staff milling about with their luggage and backpacks. Except, with the UGA… Full story

High-school partnership helps students lead, succeed

  A Walton County high school is seeing increased student involvement and higher graduation rates since adopting a University of Georgia youth leadership program into its curriculum. Walnut Grove High School in Loganville in 2015 implemented the Youth Leadership in Action… Full story

Southeast Georgia organization honored at UGA leadership conference

The Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation, based in Statesboro, Georgia, received the Innovations in Community Leadership Award from UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development during its annual leadership conference in February. The foundation was recognized for its focus on developing… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Connor Lawhead

Hometown: Peachtree City, GA Year: Junior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Major: Psychology, sociology Internship Unit: Fanning Institute for Leadership Development   Have you participated in experiential learning?  Yes, in Bali, Indonesia. I studied cultural anthropology. Have you had any… Full story

New class graduates from nonprofit leadership program at UGA

As executive director of the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House, Melissa Ehrhardt had attended many leadership conferences and assumed they were all much the same. The Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Professionals at the University of Georgia proved her wrong. “I… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Arden Farr

Hometown: Memphis, TN Year: Sophomore College: School of Public and International Affairs, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Majors: International affairs and statistics Internship Unit: J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development   Have you participated in a study abroad program?  Yes, I… Full story

2018-2019 PSO Student Scholar: Eashaa Velamuri

Hometown: Johns Creek, GA Year: Senior College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences  Major: Psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience Minor: Women’s studies Internship Unit: J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development    Have you had any internships?  In Atlanta, I… Full story

Fanning faculty member honored for work in dispute resolution

  Raye Rawls, a senior public service faculty member in the J.W. Fanning Institute of Leadership Development at UGA, received the 2018 Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke Award from the Georgia Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution and the Dispute… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach appoints two interim positions

Matthew Bishop, director of the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and senior public service faculty member, was appointed by Vice President for Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Jennifer Frum to serve as interim associate vice president for PSO through… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach graduates 16 from leadership academy

Sixteen faculty and staff from UGA Public Service and Outreach, Cooperative Extension and the university’s schools and colleges graduated May 11 from the Vivian H. Fisher Leadership Academy facilitated by the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Sponsored by UGA… Full story

UGA announces 2018 Public Health Leadership Academy

The University of Georgia is helping to build healthier, stronger communities statewide through a program that combines education with leadership development. The UGA College of Public Health and the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development announced the 2018 Public Health… Full story

Recipe for engagement

University of Georgia students are helping create a book about the West Broad Farmers Market that will include recipes from local residents who work there or live in the surrounding community. As part of a new service-learning course on community-engaged… Full story

UGA partners with Goodwill to help local entrepreneurs start new businesses

As Marcus Lawrence’s cheesecake business expands, a program at Goodwill of North Georgia, in partnership with the UGA J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, is providing him with the skills necessary to manage his growing company and staff. Lawrence is… Full story

UGA, Fanning Institute host inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

Instead of just hearing about the barriers to college admission that face youth who are homeless or in foster care, about 150 people at UGA for the Embark Georgia Leadership Conference got to experience the obstacles and the frustration. For… Full story