2022 National Award for Community Engagement


‘Renaissance’ taking shape in Hawkinsville with help from UGA

Improvements to Commerce Street and a new city hall are creating a new look for downtown Hawkinsville. The Commerce Street repaving project is thanks to the efforts of UGA engineering students who worked with the city through the University of… Full story

Two more rural Georgia counties complete projects to qualify as UGA Connected Resilient Communities

Leaders in Washington County installed electric vehicle charging stations to lure travelers into the rural downtown to eat and shop while their cars recharged. About 100 miles north, Hart County rebranded its education foundation and developed a marketing plan to… Full story

Healthcare project earns Washington County a CRC silver medal

An interdisciplinary project in Washington County designed to help residents improve their health and wellness earned the community a silver medal, the first step toward a full UGA Connected Resilient Community designation. Several UGA schools and colleges, including Public Health,… Full story

UGA wins national outreach award for program boosting rural economic development

The University of Georgia won the national Association of Public and Land-grant Universities highest award for public service for the Archway Partnership, an outreach program through which select rural communities have access to the resources and expertise of the university…. Full story

UGA issues proclamation recognizing Colquitt County Archway

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead returned to the site of the first Archway Partnership Tuesday to thank the community for its longtime collaboration with the university. UGA’s partnership with Colquitt County and the city of Moultrie was a… Full story

Community taps UGA outreach units to help local entrepreneurs succeed

From downtown redevelopment and beautification to recreation and tourism, an East Georgia community is tapping into University of Georgia expertise to increase opportunities for economic development and help grow local business. Thomson, Ga., a UGA Archway Partnership community and the… Full story

UGA students helped Moultrie Police develop co-responder program

 Like many rural Georgia communities, Moultrie has a small police department, little mental health support and a limited budget. As a result, 911 calls about disturbances often led to jail for substance abusers or individuals with a history of… 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

Second Georgia community earns UGA medal for resiliency

Photos by Sherrié Raleigh An exposition designed to better educate residents about the value of agriculture to the state, and to showcase potential careers in agritourism has earned Hart County a silver medal with just two projects to go to… 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… Full story