2022 National Award for Community Engagement


UGA assists with Community Litter Index in Glynn County

For the third year in a row, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant staff have assisted Keep Brunswick-Golden Isles Beautiful in the completion of a community litter index for Glynn County. A litter measurement tool, the Keep America Beautiful… Full story

Hart County Youth Leadership visits UGA campus

The Hart County Youth Leadership Program kicked off its 2015 class with a half-day opening retreat on January 27 at UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Sixteen 10th and 11th graders participated in experiential activities including teambuilding at Fanning’s outdoor leadership… Full story

UGA’s Archway Partnership enlists business and engineering students to help plan new road in Candler Co.

Writer: Eli Truett University of Georgia students are playing critical roles in helping one southeast Georgia county plan for its growth. Students from the College of Engineering and the Terry College of Business are working with the Archway Partnership, a… Full story

UGA partnership with Georgia Chamber of Commerce launches new statewide leadership initiative

Contacts: Matt Bishop, 706-542-1108, mlbishop@fanning.uga.edu Mary Beth Bass, 706-542-1108, marybeth.bass@fanning.uga.edu Athens, Ga. — The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced at its annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast on January 13, 2015, that it will partner with the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning… Full story

Faculty find common ground, collaborate after meeting on tour

Relationships formed between faculty members during UGA’s New Faculty Tour are resulting in unique cross-disciplinary collaborations that benefit students. Connie Frigo, an assistant professor of saxophone in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, and Laura Katz, a business consultant with… Full story

Featured: Tiffani Poole, PSO Student Scholar

Tiffani Poole, a Public Service and Outreach Student Scholar majoring in human development and family science  from Gainesville, Ga., is involved with service at UGA so she can give back to the community that has shaped her into the person… Full story

UGA College of Environment and Design ranked in the top 10

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design’s landscape architecture programs were recently ranked in the top 10 in the nation by Design Intelligence magazine. The announcement was made this week in the 2015 edition of… Full story

Students, volunteers and Glynn County battle tide to keep trash out of ocean

St. Simons Island, Ga. – Volunteers, including UGA students, retrieved more than 1,300 pounds of trash from a St. Simons beach following a Friday party that drew about 10,000 people prior to the Georgia-Florida football game. For the third year… Full story

Students connect STEM with service in Metter

Through the Archway Partnership in Candler County, students in Metter Middle School are learning how to link science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to service learning projects. Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellow T. J. Kopcha, assistant professor of… Full story

Investing in the future

 For six Saturdays this spring, a group of nearly 60 prekindergarten students and their families gathered at the Mack Gaston Community Center in Dalton, Ga., to laugh, play and learn while participating in a variety of activities. Although the program… Full story