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UGA Public Service and Outreach UGA is a national leader in university outreach, serving every county in Georgia and well beyond.

UGA is a national leader in university outreach. We serve every county in Georgia and well beyond, helping to position Georgia as a competitive force regionally, nationally and internationally. This page will give you a first-hand look at the work our faculty, students and partners around Georgia are doing to help develop leaders, create jobs and address the state’s most pressing issues.

Congratulations to PSO Student Scholar and new #UGAgrad Emma Goldsmith! Emma, who interned this year with the UGA Fannin...
05/18/2020

Congratulations to PSO Student Scholar and new #UGAgrad Emma Goldsmith! Emma, who interned this year with the UGA Fanning Institute for Leadership, graduated with degrees in journalism and international affairs and is now heading to work for Teach For America Charlotte-Piedmont Triad! Way to go Emma! #UGA20

Congrats to new #UGAgrad Logan Folger, who just completed degrees in psychology & criminal justice!Logan, who was a PSO ...
05/15/2020

Congrats to new #UGAgrad Logan Folger, who just completed degrees in psychology & criminal justice!

Logan, who was a PSO Student Scholar this year, is continuing her internship with the UGA Fanning Institute for Leadership over the summer before beginning grad school.

Good luck Logan! #UGA20

Mikaela Cohen may be a member of #UGA20, but the #UGAgrad from Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Unive...
05/13/2020

Mikaela Cohen may be a member of #UGA20, but the #UGAgrad from Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia isn't done with her Dawg education quite yet!

The 2020 Public Service & Outreach Student Scholar is sticking around for grad school & will be writing for The Red & Black this summer! Congrats Mikaela!

As farmers and food distributers struggle to get their products into the hands of consumers, UGA Marine Extension and Ge...
05/12/2020
UGA connecting Georgia seafood producers to consumers during the coronavirus pandemic - UGA Public Service and Outreach

As farmers and food distributers struggle to get their products into the hands of consumers, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has teamed up with UGA Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to generate business for the seafood industry.

As farmers and food distributers struggle to get their products into the hands of consumers, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant has teamed up with UGA Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to generate business for the... Full story

Congratulations Chris Akin, one of our Public Service & Outreach Student Scholars and a member of #UGA20!Chris is gradua...
05/11/2020

Congratulations Chris Akin, one of our Public Service & Outreach Student Scholars and a member of #UGA20!

Chris is graduating with a B.S. in biology from UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and is going to work at a medical office while applying for med school. Good luck Chris! #UGAgrad

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Congratulations to all of this year's #UGA graduates, including the 9 members of our Public Service & Outreach Student S...
05/08/2020

Congratulations to all of this year's #UGA graduates, including the 9 members of our Public Service & Outreach Student Scholars program! #UGAgrad #UGA20

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The April Public Service and Outreach Newsletter is a great way to catch up on the continued work of PSO units during th...
05/07/2020
April Public Service and Outreach News

The April Public Service and Outreach Newsletter is a great way to catch up on the continued work of PSO units during the COVID-19 pandemic. Make sure to subscribe for future newsletters to get the best PSO stories delivered to your inbox every month.

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Congratulations to Angela Tsao on being named a 2020 Udall Scholar by The Udall Foundation!Angela has been a part of the...
05/06/2020
Angela Tsao named 2020 Udall Scholar

Congratulations to Angela Tsao on being named a 2020 Udall Scholar by The Udall Foundation!

Angela has been a part of the Public Service and Outreach Student Scholars program with UGA Service-Learning for the past two years, both as an intern for UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant in 2019 and as an alumni mentor this year.

Her research focuses on the intersection of computer science and sustainability.

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global call-to-action in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.Public Serv...
05/05/2020

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global call-to-action in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Public Service and Outreach is highlighting the work of The Campus Kitchen at UGA, which is bringing meals to the most vulnerable members in the Athens community. With your help, they can expand delivery to 30% more at-risk individuals.

Donate: t.uga.edu/5UV

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is currently offering 10 FREE courses through June 30t...
05/04/2020
UGA offers 10 free continuing education courses

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is currently offering 10 FREE courses through June 30th. The self-paced, online courses contain a variety of hard and soft skill tutorials covering everything from Wordpress lessons to personal finance.

Courses on coding, marketing and more available through June 30.

The annual State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA Spring Plant Sale has moved online! Find the plants you've been achi...
05/01/2020
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Plant Sale Goes Online! - UGA State Botanical Garden

The annual State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA Spring Plant Sale has moved online! Find the plants you've been aching to put in your own yard from the comfort of your couch, with a wide variety of perennials, shrubs, trees, vegetables and more all available for contactless pickup.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA is moving its annual spring plant sale to an online platform because of the state’s restriction on gathering in groups and directive to practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The sale... Full story

[atc] AutoCenter will be able to keep both its locations open and continue paying its employees during the COVID-19 pand...
04/30/2020
Augusta business gets federal loan with UGA SBDC assistance - UGA Public Service and Outreach

[atc] AutoCenter will be able to keep both its locations open and continue paying its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic after securing a PPP loan with help from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

ATC Auto Center in Augusta has been in business since 1972, with a second location in Grovetown added later. Brothers Brian and Chris Weeks own and operate the auto repair business they took over from their father nearly 20 years... Full story

Food insecure families in Athens have continued to receive prepared meals and groceries from The Campus Kitchen at UGA t...
04/28/2020
UGA Campus Kitchen keeps food on the table with help from UGA Public Service and Outreach - UGA Public Service and Outreach

Food insecure families in Athens have continued to receive prepared meals and groceries from The Campus Kitchen at UGA throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to help from community volunteers and the Public Service and Outreach family.

You can help Campus Kitchen continue their important work by visiting this link ▶️ t.uga.edu/5UV

On a rainy Monday morning in March, staff at the UGA State Botanical Garden of Georgia are in the children’s garden harvesting bushels of kale, collards, parsley and beets they no longer need for educational programs this spring. They are... Full story

The Lyndhurst Foundation is the recipient of the 2020 Donor Impact Award, recognizing its support of the UGA Carl Vinson...
04/24/2020

The Lyndhurst Foundation is the recipient of the 2020 Donor Impact Award, recognizing its support of the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government and projects designed to boost economic vitality in northwest Georgia.

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Congratulations to Brad Hardy of Hardy Farms Peanuts, recipient of the 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by...
04/24/2020

Congratulations to Brad Hardy of Hardy Farms Peanuts, recipient of the 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, sponsored by Cadence Bank! With help from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, Brad and his cousin Ken have grown their peanut business internationally with plans for continued expansion.

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The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will host three new webinars on Friday, April 24, to help Ge...
04/23/2020

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will host three new webinars on Friday, April 24, to help Georgia small businesses understand how to apply for the second round of funding available through the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act.

Follow the link for more information: www.georgiasbdc.org/georgia-small-business-recovery/

The Public Service and Outreach Annual Awards provide a platform to honor the work of so many individuals who make UGA's...
04/23/2020

The Public Service and Outreach Annual Awards provide a platform to honor the work of so many individuals who make UGA's land- and sea-grant mission a reality.

That includes the efforts of the two PSO Faculty Fellows — Darris Means and Svoboda Valdimirova Pennisi — the PSO Students Scholars, and the PSO Graduate Assistants. Thank you for all that you do! t.uga.edu/5SI

McDuffie County, Cobb County, Copper Basin RSVP, and Walton County are all recipients of this year's Four for the Future...
04/23/2020

McDuffie County, Cobb County, Copper Basin RSVP, and Walton County are all recipients of this year's Four for the Future Awards!

Co-sponsored by Georgia Trend and the University of Georgia, the award recognizes communities that have addressed local challenges and improved the quality of life for their citizens with help from Public Service and Outreach units.

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Stephan Durham, professor and assistant dean for student success and outreach at The University of Georgia College of En...
04/22/2020

Stephan Durham, professor and assistant dean for student success and outreach at The University of Georgia College of Engineering, is the recipient of the 2020 Engaged Scholar Award.

The award recognizes his significant career contributions to UGA's public service and outreach mission — including lasting partnerships with the UGA Fanning Institute for Leadership, the Archway Partnership, and the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Congratulations Stephan!

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The Public Service and Outreach Staff Award for Excellence is PSO's most prestigious award for staff members, recognizin...
04/22/2020

The Public Service and Outreach Staff Award for Excellence is PSO's most prestigious award for staff members, recognizing those whose job performance and commitment to service goes above and beyond.

This year's recipients are Cora Keber, director of education at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, and T. Clark Stancil, creative design specialist at UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Congratulations to BOTH of you for your outstanding work and continued commitment to the people of Georgia!

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Congratulations to the five winners of this year's Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Ser...
04/21/2020

Congratulations to the five winners of this year's Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach, all of whom have spent their career at the University of Georgia working to improve the lives of Georgians.

🏅Jennifer Ceska — conservation coordinator at State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA.

🏅 Kris Irwin — senior public service associate and associate dean for outreach at University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural ResourcesNatural Resources.

🏅 Shana Jones — program manager of planning and environmental services at UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

🏅 Eleanor Lanier — associate dean for clinical program and experiential learning at University of Georgia School of Law.

🏅Mara Shaw — interim associate director for government training, education and development at UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Read more about the winners here ▶️ t.uga.edu/5S8

Congratulations to Walt McBride, winner of the 2020 Walter Barnard Hill Fellow Award — the highest award in public servi...
04/21/2020

Congratulations to Walt McBride, winner of the 2020 Walter Barnard Hill Fellow Award — the highest award in public service and outreach. A senior public service associate with the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government, McBride has worked at the Vinson Institute for 21 years and was the driving force behind the resurrection of the Certified Public Manager Program in 2015.

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While the traditional Public Service and Outreach Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon will not take place today, we're st...
04/20/2020

While the traditional Public Service and Outreach Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon will not take place today, we're still celebrating the outstanding faculty and staff who embody the land- and sea-grant mission of the University of Georgia.

Follow the link to learn more about all of our amazing award winners and their unique work happening throughout the state.

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Healthy food for healthcare workers. That’s a new initiative for  The Campus Kitchen at UGA program, which has expanded ...
04/16/2020

Healthy food for healthcare workers. That’s a new initiative for The Campus Kitchen at UGA program, which has expanded its operations during the COVID-19 crisis to provide nutritious snacks and quick meals for employees at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. t.uga.edu/5RB

Reminder for all Georgia small business owners:A new series of webinars from the University of Georgia Small Business De...
04/13/2020

Reminder for all Georgia small business owners:

A new series of webinars from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center are scheduled for April 14 & 15. SBDC consultants, along with partners from the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, will give an overview and answer questions about the SBA Emergency Loan programs available to small businesses through the CARES Act.

Follow the link for more info and to find the webinar for your part of the state.
www.georgiasbdc.org/georgia-small-business-recovery/

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center has scheduled 10 additional webinars for April 14 and 15 to ...
04/09/2020

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center has scheduled 10 additional webinars for April 14 and 15 to help Georgia small business owners navigate the application process for federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Follow the link to find the webinar for your part of the state and to learn more about SBDC's partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

www.georgiasbdc.org/georgia-small-business-recovery/

The weekly food deliveries provided by The Campus Kitchen at UGA to food insecure residents in the community are more im...
04/08/2020

The weekly food deliveries provided by The Campus Kitchen at UGA to food insecure residents in the community are more important now than ever.

The normally student-run UGA Service-Learning program has continued their important work during the COVID-19 crisis thanks to help from the PSO family — including fresh produce from the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, kitchen space and meal prep from the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, and a new base of operations at the UGArden.

Read more about it here: outreach.uga.edu/campus-kitchen-keeps-food-on-the-table-with-pso-help/

Nearly 1,500 Georgia small business owners viewed Monday's webinars from the University of Georgia Small Business Develo...
04/07/2020
UGA, state agencies provide assistance to small businesses applying for federal aid - UGA Public Service and Outreach

Nearly 1,500 Georgia small business owners viewed Monday's webinars from the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

Another round of webinars are set for today (Tues. 4/7) — designed to help answer questions & offer guidance about federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly 1,500 struggling small business owners from across Georgia logged in to UGA Small Business Development Center webinars Monday for guidance in applying for federal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars will continue Tuesday, April 7, and more may be... Full story

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is hosting a series of webinars on Monday, April 6 and Tuesd...
04/04/2020
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The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is hosting a series of webinars on Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7 to discuss the resources available to small business owners through the CARES Act.

Partnering with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the webinars will help answer questions and provide support for small businesses throughout Georgia.

Follow the link for more information and to find the webinar for your region of the state. www.georgiasbdc.org/georgia-small-business-recovery/#webinars

UGA Public Service and Outreach enhances quality of life in Georgia by applying the knowledge of the University to the state’s evolving economic, social, and community needs. Startup CompaniesBased on UGA technologies M Sales Revenuein Aggregate + Jobs Created750+ in... Full story

04/03/2020
University of Georgia Small Business Development Center

Visit the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center page TODAY (4/3) at 3pm for a LIVE event about recovery resources available for Georgia small businesses.

Join us as we go LIVE on Facebook to discuss the recovery resources available for Georgia small businesses. Glenn and Howard will provide an overview of the ways the UGA SBDC can assist during this time.

Governor Brian Kemp has announced a series of COVID-19 relief programs for small businesses and the University of Georgi...
04/02/2020

Governor Brian Kemp has announced a series of COVID-19 relief programs for small businesses and the University of Georgia is helping to lead the effort.

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is teaming up with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Department of Economic Development to provide small businesses with vital information and assistance during this time of need, including a schedule of webinars to help answer questions and provide support.

Follow the link for more info. www.georgiasbdc.org/georgia-small-business-recovery/

The deadline for the 2020-2021 PSO Student Scholars program is coming up on Monday, April 6. Undergrads interested in ex...
04/01/2020

The deadline for the 2020-2021 PSO Student Scholars program is coming up on Monday, April 6. Undergrads interested in exploring and engaging with the University of Georgia's public service and outreach mission can learn more and apply at the link.

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03/30/2020
State Botanical Garden Virtual Tour

Since we're all stuck inside for the time being, we thought we'd share the spring beauty of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA with a virtual tour! 🌸

University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Director Allan Adams has been tapped by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve...
03/25/2020
UGA outreach unit represents small businesses on governor’s coronavirus taskforce committee - UGA Public Service and Outreach

University of Georgia Small Business Development Center Director Allan Adams has been tapped by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the Economic Impact Committee of the Georgia Coronavirus Taskforce.

UGA Small Business Development Center Director Allan Adams was tapped by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve on the Economic Impact Committee of the Georgia Coronavirus Taskforce. The committee will focus on the economic aspects of fighting and mitigating the virus.... Full story

The Great Commitments Student Tour of Georgia 🚌 rolled all the way to the coast today, but not before spending time in a...
03/13/2020

The Great Commitments Student Tour of Georgia 🚌 rolled all the way to the coast today, but not before spending time in an Archway Partnership community!

Students split their time in Hawkinsville, GA – learning about the work of Archway to help save Taylor Regional Hospital while also hearing about University of Georgia Small Business Development Center's work with Hardy Farms Peanuts 🥜(which was just named to the Bulldog 100 list)! Then it was on to UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, where students got a hands-on lesson on Georgia's marine 🦀 (and canine!) life.

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