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Inaugural Bobbi Meeler Sahm Service and Outreach awards benefit town-gown partnerships

Five local projects were selected to receive a total of $32,000 in awards from an endowment established by an Athens native and UGA alumna. The fund, held by the UGA Foundation, ultimately benefits Athens-Clarke County residents as well as university… Full story

UGA’s Archway Partnership wins regional award for outreach

The program now sets its sights on national award The University of Georgia is the regional winner of the 2022 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award for its Archway Partnership outreach program. The program takes UGA faculty and students… Full story

UGA new faculty get a tour of the state

After a two-year hiatus, the University of Georgia New Faculty Tour returned this year with 26 new employees spending four days traveling across Georgia and learning about the state’s economic, geographic, social and cultural diversity. The tour passed through 13 cities… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach faculty and staff turn out for sixth Day of Service

More than 100 UGA Public Service and Outreach faculty and staff members volunteered more than 240 hours to Athens area nonprofits, schools and other community organizations on PSO’s sixth Day of Service. Faculty and staff volunteered at 11 Athens locations,… Full story

UGA gets federal grant to help communities advance economic development

A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow UGA Public Service and Outreach units to equip rural Georgia communities with the tools, resources and knowledge to chart a strategy for economic recovery and long-term resiliency. UGA Public Service… 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

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

Healthcare, infrastructure and education are among the topics UGA academic experts will explore alongside outreach faculty in rural Georgia

Eight individual or teams of UGA academic faculty members were awarded seed grants to conduct research in rural communities alongside faculty from Public Service and Outreach and Cooperative Extension. The faculty members were among 20 that attended the inaugural Rural… Full story

Georgia Center graphic designer in the Spotlight in May

Natalie Stephens, a graphic designer for the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, is the latest Public Service and Outreach staff member to receive the PSO employee Spotlight Award. PSO Vice President Jennifer Frum surprised Stephens with the award… Full story

Institute of Government employee receives PSO award for virtual programming during the pandemic

Carl Vinson Institute of Government Program Coordinator Michael Moryc is the 10th recipient of the Public Service and Outreach Spotlight Award for his work helping institute faculty transition to online programming when the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. “It’s no… Full story

PSO award goes to Fanning Institute researcher for determination, dedication and loyalty

A strategic planning meeting at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development appeared routine until UGA Public Service and Outreach (PSO) Vice President Jennifer Frum appeared on the Zoom screen and called out the latest PSO Employee Spotlight Award winner,… Full story

Georgia Center food and banquet manager is in the PSO Employee Spotlight

Katie Phillips is the latest Public Service and Outreach employee surprised with an Employee Spotlight award during a Zoom meeting. Phillips, food and beverage banquet manager at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, was nominated for the award… Full story

New leaders tapped for UGA’s Institute of Government and Archway Partnership

New directors will take the reins of UGA Public Service and Outreach programs in January, following the retirements of two longtime public service professionals. Rob Gordon, current director of the UGA Archway Partnership, will become director of the Carl Vinson… Full story

Matthew Colvin named UGA’s Economic Development Director in Atlanta

Longtime economic development professional, Matthew Colvin, has been selected as the University of Georgia’s next economic development director in Atlanta, succeeding Sean McMillan, who retires Dec. 31. Colvin is currently the executive director of economic development for the University System… Full story

Rob Gordon named director of the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Rob Gordon, who now heads the UGA Archway Partnership, will become director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Gordon succeeds Laura Meadows, who is retiring after more than 30 years in state government, 11 of… Full story

Georgia Blue Key recognizes UGA graduate student for commitment to public service

UGA graduate student Nipuna Ambanpola has engaged in public service since he was a child in Sri Lanka. In 2017, he created an online nonprofit organization to link volunteers around the world to projects in their local communities. Here in… Full story

“Trailblazer in online learning” recognized with PSO Employee Spotlight Award

A routine Zoom meeting was anything but when Dave Lakly, a public service associate at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, was surprised with a Public Service and Outreach Employee Spotlight Award. PSO Vice President Jennifer Frum announced the award… Full story