Sarah Adams Hired as Colquitt County Archway Professional
February 22, 2018
By Rosanna Cruz-Bibb and Patricia Bacon
The Archway Partnership is excited to welcome Sarah Adams as the Archway Professional for Colquitt County. Adams officially began work in February and is ready to dig deeper into the opportunities and challenges facing the Moultrie and Colquitt community.
In her position, Adams will serve as a liaison between the community and the University of Georgia (UGA) as she works to connect higher education resources to locally identified issues and priorities.
Originally from Watkinsville, GA, Adams earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Behavior and her Master’s degree in Public Health from UGA.
Prior to joining the Archway Partnership, Adams served as a health coach for the UGA College of Public Health on a workplace health group grant that fostered weight loss in the workplace. After three years, Adams was transferred to Moultrie and went on to serve as the Community Outreach Director for the Moultrie YMCA where she continues to coordinate a chronic disease self-management program.
Adams states her previous experience in Colquitt County familiarized her with various people and workplaces in the community, which will ultimately help her connect the appropriate UGA resources to community-identified needs.
“Through my time with the College of Public Health and the Moultrie YMCA, Colquitt County became my home. I am excited to expand my role in service to this community as an Archway Professional,” states Adams.
The Archway Partnership, a unit of Public Service and Outreach at UGA, partners with communities to address long-standing community and economic development needs by connecting them to higher education resources. In each community, a dedicated faculty member – the Archway Professional – works with an executive committee of stakeholders to set priorities around locally identified issues and create and implement a work plan that addresses those specific issues. Projects have addressed infrastructure needs for growth and business recruitment, workforce development, leadership, tourism, downtown revitalization and other economic development needs.
The Archway Partnership began in 2005 in Colquitt County. Since then, the Archway Partnership has served 13 communities across the State of Georgia.
To learn more about the Archway Partnership, visit www.archwaypartnership.uga.edu.