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UGA professor studies college access in two Archway Partnership communities

The Archway Partnership opened doors for UGA Assistant Professor Darris Means when he began to study the tools and skills high school students used to prepare for college. He had reached out to 20 Georgia school superintendents hoping for access… Full story

Archway Partnership Candler County: Compensation plan to help county recruitment

Archway Professional Catherine Muse and Carl Vinson Institute of Government Public Service Assistant Alex Daman worked with Candler County government officials to complete a comprehensive job classification and compensation plan, requested by Candler County commissioners to bolster recruitment efforts and… Full story

Candler County’s Metter Elementary School hosts ‘Making the Shade’ planting day

Candler County citizens and local students grabbed their shovels and worked all day on January 6 to plant 37 trees at the newly built Metter Elementary School playground. The finished product, the result of two years of planning between community… Full story

College of Engineering students complete projects for Archway communities

The Archway Partnership has partnered with the College of Engineering for the second year to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students through community-based projects. This year, five Archway Partnership communities received assistance on eight projects from 27 undergraduate students in the Senior Design Capstone… Full story

First class of women leaders from Southeast Georgia graduates from UGA program

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Women’s Leadership Academy graduated on May 3, receiving certificates and gifts to mark the end of the program. The Statesboro-based foundation, in partnership with the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute… Full story

UGA Public Service and Outreach prepared student for fellowship at CDC

The University of Georgia’s Archway Partnership taught Katie Wargo how to scramble. It was early one Monday morning when an urgent deadline project dropped on the UGA graduate’s desk. “You learn that things never go as you predict,” Wargo said… Full story

Archway Partnership helps launch Metter-Candler Co. website

After nearly two years of community-wide collaboration and visioning from the Candler County Archway Executive Committee, the Metter-Candler County community has launched its new website. The website, which is a collaboration between the City of Metter, Candler County, the Industrial… Full story

Candler Co. Archway Partnership helps design school garden

Archway Partnership graduate assistants from the College of Environment and Design, KileyAguar and Emily Hunt, worked with teachers, Candler County Extension faculty, local garden clubs, and parents to create a multi-phased garden design at the Metter Pre-K-8 school. The design… Full story

Southeast Georgia foundation kicks off women’s leadership academy at UGA

Even though women make up about half of the American workforce, fewer women rise to positions of prominence than would be expected based on their numbers and early successes. To encourage women to take greater leadership roles in Southeast Georgia,… Full story

PSO Fellow works with communities around Georgia on STEM-based technology programs

Theodore Kopcha, an associate professor in the department of career and information sciences in UGA’s College of Education, has dedicated the majority of his career to finding better ways to integrate technology in K-12 and higher education. For the past… Full story