June 2015 Public Service and Outreach Newsletter 
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Companies recommit funds for SBDC training 
The Georgia Power Company has renewed its statewide sponsorship of the SBDC GrowSmart program and Wells Fargo has renewed its statewide sponsorship of the SBDC StartSmart program...more
Public Health Leadership Academy helps build a culture of health in Georgia 
Imagine that every Georgian has fresh food to eat, lives on safe streets and enjoys physical and mental well-being - no matter what their ethnicity, income or zip code. Teams from five Georgia communities participating in the UGA Public Health Leadership Academy are imagining just that...more
Institute of Government selected to deliver major training program for DeKalb County leaders
DeKalb County has engaged the Carl Vinson Institute of Government to provide extensive supervisory and management training for more than 1,000 government personnel starting this spring...more
SBDC training puts nurse on right track to expand Hapeville health food business 
Registered nurse Ardina Pierre believed there was a better, more natural way to treat a healing body and care for the whole person than what she found in some hospitals and home health care settings. So when a friend told her that a health food store in Hapeville may be up for sale, she was deeply interested...more
Regional leadership forum focuses on collaboration and generational differences 
Augusta-area leaders gathered on May 4 for their annual regional leadership forum. The one-day event was facilitated by faculty members at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development...more
Archway Partnership collaborates with UGA College of Engineering 
During the 2014-15 academic year, Archway connected 26 undergraduate students and five faculty members from the UGA College of Engineering with civic leaders, community members and government agencies from four Archway communities...more.
Clarke County fifth graders participate in youth leadership trip to Skidaway Island  
Barrow C. Elementary School fifth graders ended the year with a trip to the Marine Education Center on Skidaway Island. Faculty members from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development accompanied the students...more.
Forest Service engages Institute of Government to find methods for identifying "heir properties"
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government's Planning and Environmental Services unit received funding from the U.S. Forest Service to explore ways to identify "heir properties" - tracts of land that lack clear legal title...more
State Botanical Garden celebrates 20 years of plant conservation
This month, the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA) is celebrating 20 years of preserving Georgia's endangered flora. Originally started by the State Botanical Garden, GPCA now includes a diverse network of nearly 40 public gardens, government agencies and environmental organizations around Georgia...more
Educators learn about coastal issues at Green Eggs and Sand workshop 
Twenty-one educators from Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina attended the annual Green Eggs and Sand Horseshoe Crab Teacher Workshop co-hosted by the UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve...more
Office of Service-Learning selects record number of Service-Learning Fellows  
Nineteen faculty members selected as  Service-Learning Fellows for 2015-16 attended a day-long retreat at the State Botanical Garden to learn about service-learning best practices, meet campus leaders and past fellows, and to share their plans for creating or extending service-learning in their departments or units...more
Fifth-graders raise more than $3,000 for UGA Aquarium
Since 2011, fifth-graders from St. Martin's Episcopal School in Atlanta have donated more than $3,000 to the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium...more

What's Happening 

SBDC names Consultant of the Year
Laura Katz was named the 2015 SBDC statewide Consultant of the Year...more
State Botanical Garden and UGA Marine Extension celebrate National Pollinator Week 
On June 9, the State Botanical Garden will host a webinar and walk through the Pollinator Garden...more.

The EcoScapes program will host a kickoff event on June 18 in the native plant demonstration garden in Brunswick...more.
Taking UGA Beyond the Arch for a Better Georgia
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
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Phone: (706) 542-6167 | Fax: (706) 542-6124
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