January 2016 Public Service and Outreach Newsletter
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Public Service and Outreach has $345 million impact on Georgia economy 
UGA's eight public service and outreach units have a total $345 million annual impact on the Georgia economy, according to a new study that shows how Georgia's flagship university has an overall $4.4 billion annual impact on the state, based on how the university's three-part teaching, service and research mission contributes to the economy...more
SBDC helps veterinary medicine students prepare for emergencies 
Mark Lupo of the UGA Small Business Development Center recently spoke to a class from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine about creating emergency plans when they graduate and open practices...more.
Service-Learning courses can positively impact graduates' salaries, UGA study finds
Service-learning is already known to have a positive impact in the classroom but a University of Georgia study shows that it can help grow graduates' bank accounts as well...more
Charter school finance officers recognized for completing certification program
The first 11 finance officers to successfully complete the Carl Vinson Institute of Government's new Charter Schools Financial Management Certification Program were recognized in December at the Georgia Board of Education's District Flexibility and Charter School's meeting...more
Institute of Government develops interactive map to aid Washington Co. in economic development
An interactive online map produced by the Institute of Government in collaboration with the Archway Partnership provides leaders in Washington County with a powerful new tool to support their economic development and tourism initiatives...more
Community leaders graduate from UGA Public Health Leadership Academy
Teams from five Georgia communities graduated from UGA's Public Health Leadership Academy and are ready to begin building a culture of health throughout the state...more
UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant welcome Bryan Fluech
Bryan Fluech has joined the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant as the new associate director over the units' Brunswick facility...more
UGA Center for Continuing Education provides training sessions on federal tax updates
The UGA Center for Continuing Education visited seven cities across the state in November and December providing day-long training sessions on federal tax updates to assist tax professionals with required continuing education requirements...more
Local students take top honors in annual art contest sponsored by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Two University of Georgia students and a student from Athens Academy were selected as the top winners of an annual art competition sponosored by the State Botanical Garden of Georgia...more
Sound financial planning at launch lands funding and sale for Kennesaw HIT start-up
RazorInsights co-founder Reed Liggin knew that taking a company from vision to sale requires a firm knowledge of business fundamentals and expert consulting support. So when he and his partners sought seed money for their hospital electronic health records business, they contacted the SBDC...more

What's Happening 

Meet the PSO Student Scholars
Learn more about each of the PSO Student Scholars and what they have been up to so far this year...more.

Kudos: Paul Matthews
Paul Matthews, associate director of the Office of Service-Learning was recognized with the Gulf South Summit's 2016 Outstanding Practitioner Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education award. 


Upcoming events:

Jan. 27, 2016
GRE Free Strategy Session
UGA Center for Continuing Education
Athens, GA  

Jan. 30, 2016
2nd Annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
Marine Extension/Georgia Sea Grant
Savannah, GA 

Feb. 3, 2016
LSAT Free Strategy Session
UGA Center for Continuing Education
Athens, GA 

Feb. 10, 2016
GMAT Free Strategy Session
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Athens, GA 

Feb. 11, 2016
Development Authority Training 
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Macon, GA 

*For a full list of SBDC courses, click here.
Taking UGA Beyond the Arch for a Better Georgia
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
Treanor House | 1234 S. Lumpkin St. | University of Georgia | Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-6167 | Fax: (706) 542-6124
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