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Campers get hands-on career education experiences through UGA’s Summer Academy

At the Mini Medical School summer academy, checking a patient’s pulse, stitching wounds, performing ultrasounds and dissections were the equivalent of swimming, horseback riding and crafts at ordinary summer camps. But these campers weren’t complaining. “I got to ultrasound an… 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 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 partnership prepares students to succeed in key Georgia industry

When Connor Logan graduates from UGA with his degree in hospitality and food industry management, he’ll have in-depth knowledge of his chosen field and hands-on experience in food and beverage service, front desk responsibilities, revenue management, and sales and events—all… 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

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

UGA program provides leadership, entrepreneurship training for CCSD students

Clarke Central High School student Kayleigh Sims wants to be a veterinarian and open her own practice. A University of Georgia program is helping her learn the leadership, entrepreneurship and problem-solving skills she will need to be a success. Sims,… Full story

Students dive back into summer camp at UGA

The pool was their ocean. Their underwater remotely operated vehicle was named Rainbow. Using PVC pipe and pieces of foam, Elsie Summers and other campers at the UGA Center for Continuing Education’s Ocean Discovery Summer Academy designed remotely operated underwater… Full story

Registrations for UGA’s grant writing programs jump as more nonprofits and public organizations seek grants to cover costs

When the pandemic forced Dekalb County schools to transition to online learning, the system used part of a $3.8 million grant from the federal government to pay for Chromebooks and wireless hotspots for students. Another grant, pursued by the Dekalb… 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

Grover Andrews, who ushered the UGA Center for Continuing Education into the 21st century, dies at 91

Former UGA Public Service and Outreach Vice President Grover J. Andrews died March 26, 2021. He was 91. Andrews was associate vice president for Public Service and Outreach and interim director of the Georgia Center from 1998 until he retired… 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

A different kind of happy meal

No one wants to be in quarantine, but the experience is a whole lot better with Ronald Bernard on kitchen duty. During the pandemic, Bernard has jumped from line cook in the University of Georgia’s Savannah Room to preparing fresh hot… Full story

UGA’s continuing education certifications and credentialing help individuals adapt to a changing workforce

In 2019, pulmonologist Dr. Tim Moriarty closed his clinical practice in Panama City Beach, Florida, after he lost hearing in his left ear. That’s when his daughter suggested he look into a career in medical consulting. He did, and found… Full story

UGA offers 10 free continuing education courses

Free, self-paced online courses are now available to the public from the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. These courses cover a variety of hard and soft skills that apply to workers across a wide range of… Full story

UGA’s 72nd Georgia Science and Engineering Fair held online

The premier annual science and engineering competition for Georgia middle and high schoolers was quickly transitioned to an online judging format for 2020 because of growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Normally, the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair is… Full story

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

Georgia Center offers course on machine learning and data science for executives

The UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel now offers a new course for business executives that demystifies machine learning and data science and focuses on the practical applications of these revolutionary technologies in business. Taught by Jagannath Rao, a… Full story