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Sep 19

2017

Building on Excellence in Business Education

The University of Georgia community joined together last week to celebrate an important milestone in our efforts to continue enhancing the learning environment for students. On Friday, we dedicated the second phase of the Terry College’s Business Learning Community (BLC), which includes Amos Hall, Benson Hall, and Moore-Rooker Hall. We also broke ground on the third and final phase of the BLC.

Aug 29

2017

UGA’s Surging Research Enterprise

The research enterprise continues to surge at the University of Georgia as faculty across all 17 schools and colleges seek to leverage their expertise to make a difference in the world around us. For the fourth consecutive year, total research and development expenditures—one measure of productivity—rose in FY17, reaching an all-time high of $458 million.

Aug 14

2017

Welcome Back

I am delighted to welcome faculty, staff, and students to another exciting year at the University of Georgia, the birthplace of public higher education in America. As the fall semester gets underway, I hope you will take a moment to watch this inspiring video. It captures what makes our great University so special: our shared commitment to teaching, to research, and to serving others.

Aug 1

2017

Experiential Learning at Wormsloe

For University of Georgia students, experiential learning occurs in many settings, whether on campus, across the state, or around the world. One of the most unique settings in which our students gain this valuable hands-on learning is Wormsloe, a tidewater estate founded in the mid-1730s near Savannah. Offering one of the richest cultural and ecological landscapes in Georgia, Wormsloe provides students and faculty with unparalleled opportunities for research and education that transcends disciplinary boundaries.

Jul 17

2017

Surging Support for UGA

When the University launched the public phase of the campaign last fall, we called on our alumni and friends to help us expand the impact of this great University on the world. They are answering that call with extraordinary generosity and support, and I am deeply grateful.

In the first year of the public phase of the Commit to Georgia campaign, UGA donors set a new record in fundraising, contributing $227.8 million in new gifts and pledges.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that UGA donors have set a new record in fundraising and the first time in the University’s long history that the annual total has surpassed $200 million. The unprecedented total represents a 24 percent increase over last year’s record of $183.8 million and nearly doubles the amount raised in FY13.

Jun 27

2017

Double Dawgs Program

With summer orientation underway at UGA, we are reminded of the exciting new initiatives launched recently that will be available to our newest class of students. One of these initiatives, called "The UGA Advantage" or "Double Dawgs," was introduced in February to create structured pathways for qualified students to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree within a five-year timeframe. In the coming year, UGA will seek to increase the number of Double Dawgs pathways, providing students with an even greater number of opportunities to tailor their education to their academic and career goals.

Jun 13

2017

UGA in California

Meeting with students and alumni in California last week, I was inspired by the broad reach of the University of Georgia. Our alumni in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas—approximately 5,000 strong—are outstanding representatives of this institution on the West Coast. They serve as leaders in their communities and industries, and they maintain deep connections to one another and to their alma mater.

May 23

2017

Peabody Awards

The University of Georgia was proud to host the 76th Annual Peabody Awards in New York City last weekend where UGA’s commitment to excellence was once again on display. As the home of these prestigious awards, as well as the extensive Peabody Awards Collection, UGA plays a meaningful role in promoting and preserving stories that matter to our nation and world. In an exciting development for 2017, a television special of the awards ceremony will be telecast on both national broadcast and cable television for the first time. I invite the University of Georgia community to join others around the country in watching the 2017 Peabody Awards special on Friday, June 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on UGA’s broadcast partners PBS and Fusion.

May 2

2017

Celebrating Our Graduates

As the spring semester concludes the University looks forward to welcoming more than 5 000 new graduates into the family of UGA alumni. At Friday's Commencement ceremonies we will celebrate their hard work and determination and their dedication to the ideals of this great institution. All of our graduates are equipped to continue making a positive impact on the world. I am proud of what the Class of 2017 has accomplished so far and I am confident they will go on to achieve even more as alumni.

Apr 21

2017

Honors Week

Since the 1930s the University of Georgia has set aside a special time each year to recognize the achievements of our students faculty staff and alumni. Now known as Honors Week this annual tradition provides a valuable opportunity to celebrate individuals who are helping UGA fulfill its mission through their unyielding pursuit of excellence.

Apr 4

2017

The Power of Undergraduate Research

Students at the University of Georgia benefit from an unparalleled academic environment that is made even more vibrant by undergraduate research. UGA is one of only a handful of institutions across the country where undergraduate students can complete up to four years of faculty-mentored research in any discipline on campus. This type of hands-on learning helps students build enduring relationships with faculty and valuable skills for the future.

Mar 21

2017

Promoting Economic Vitality in Georgia

At the University of Georgia we know that the success of our institution and the success of our home state go hand in hand. With an estimated $5.25 billion impact on the state’s economy the University is more invested than ever before in helping businesses and communities succeed in our state. UGA contributes to Georgia’s economic vitality in a number of ways from translating faculty research into innovative products for the market to helping entrepreneurs start new businesses.

Mar 14

2017

UGA Student Engagement

Each spring, we are reminded of the passion that UGA students have for serving others. Student-run philanthropies are one way that our students demonstrate this commitment. Volunteer service is another form of student engagement that makes a difference in the lives of others. Energized and transformed by these experiences our students are able contribute in new ways to the vibrant learning environment at the University of Georgia and they are better prepared to make a positive impact on their communities as alumni.

Mar 7

2017

Statement on New Executive Order

Below is a message from the University System of Georgia concerning the most recent executive order affecting international travel. The University of Georgia shares USG’s unwavering commitment to our international students and faculty. More specific information is available at https://international.uga.edu/issis. The University System of Georgia greatly values the contributions of our international students faculty and staff. International education research and collaboration enrich our academic culture benefitting students faculty and staff throughout our 28 institutions across our University System. It is important that we continue to remain in close communication as new information and direction becomes available about policy changes impacting international travel and visa holders.

Feb 28

2017

Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program

The University of Georgia has launched an exciting new initiative—called the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program—to grow dramatically the number of need-based scholarships awarded each year to students from low-income backgrounds. By uniting around this initiative the Bulldog family will create a permanent legacy of support that provides for our students pathways to futures that would otherwise be unreachable. This is an opportunity we simply cannot afford to miss.

Feb 14

2017

Indoor Athletic Facility

Today was an exciting day for the Bulldog Nation as we dedicated the Indoor Athletic Facility—a world-class facility that supports the training needs of our more than 600 outstanding student-athletes. Working together we are fulfilling our commitment to provide our student-athletes with the tools and resources they need to succeed at the highest levels—from conference and national championships to Olympic competition on the international stage. I am deeply grateful to all of the individuals whose generous contributions made this exceptional facility possible.

Jan 25

2017

Our Next Chapter

I was honored to deliver the 2017 State of the University Address today and share a vision for the future of the University of Georgia. In the address I outlined three priorities to advance the mission of our great University: (1) increasing scholarship support for our students (2) further enhancing our learning environment and (3) solving the grand challenges of our time. Highlights from the speech can be viewed .

Jan 17

2017

Making an Impact through Research

Faculty at the University of Georgia are making a positive impact on the world by conducting research that creates tangible benefits from vaccines that protect us from devastating diseases to drought-resistant crops that bolster our food supply. Working with industry partners the University of Georgia translates many of the discoveries made by our faculty into products for the marketplace. For the last three years in fact UGA has been ranked among the top five universities in the nation for translating research to the market and to date UGA has introduced 622 products derived from faculty research including 35 in the last fiscal year.

Dec 13

2016

Another Outstanding Semester

As 2016 concludes I would like to thank our faculty staff students alumni and friends for another outstanding semester at UGA. Together we shared many accomplishments. They illustrate the continued upward trajectory of the University of Georgia to which the entire UGA community has contributed. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to this institution. I wish each of you a joyful and restful holiday season.

Nov 22

2016

Commit to Georgia

The University of Georgia has launched the largest capital campaign in the history of our great institution. Aptly named Commit to Georgia this campaign aims to raise $1.2 billion in private support to amplify the impact of our students faculty and staff on the world around us. The campaign is guided by three priorities: (1) eliminating financial barriers and opening doors for our students (2) enhancing our learning environment and (3) solving grand challenges for our state and the world.

Nov 1

2016

Measures of Student Success Continue to Climb at UGA

The University of Georgia's four-year graduation rate climbed three points to 66 percent an historic high and another strong signal of the University's upward trajectory. To put this achievement into context the average four-year graduation rate among our peer institutions is 49 percent and is 44 percent among SEC institutions. Our six-year graduation rate remained at a record level of 85 percent well above the average of 74 percent among our peer institutions and 70 percent among SEC institutions. Another key measure of student success is freshman retention which measures the percentage of first-time first-year undergraduates who continue at UGA the next year. Our retention rate matched last year's record of 95 percent. Again to provide context the average retention rate is 89 percent among UGA's peer institutions and 88 percent among SEC institutions.

Oct 18

2016

Faculty at the Forefront of Discovery

Through their cutting-edge research UGA faculty are improving human health safeguarding and sustaining our world and changing lives through the land-grant mission. The impact of our faculty's important work can be seen throughout our state and around the world. Outstanding faculty in all disciplines across campus are expanding UGA's research enterprise to record levels. This year the University's research expenditures increased by 14 percent a key indicator of growth in research productivity. Research awards from external funding sources which provide another metric of productivity grew by 12 percent over the past year.

Oct 11

2016

Investing in Informatics

By investing in the burgeoning field of informatics the University of Georgia is expanding its capacity to help solve complex challenges facing our state and nation. The University recently hired eight outstanding informatics researchers bringing the total number of UGA faculty engaged in this discipline to more than 160. These individuals conduct research using massive data sets in vital areas such as national security health care agriculture and financial systems. In addition UGA is creating the Georgia Informatics Institutes for Research and Education (GII) to enhance the University's ability to prepare our students for successful careers in informatics while expanding research and collaboration. Administered by the College of Engineering the GII will create new synergies among faculty across campus to promote groundbreaking discoveries. A core curriculum also will be developed to serve as the foundation for undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in informatics.

Sep 27

2016

Enhancing Academic Advising

The University of Georgia recently opened the Exploratory Center for Student Advising to provide enhanced advising services to students who have yet to select a major or who intend to major in business or journalism. Housed in the heart of campus the center's specially trained advisors help students to develop academic plans that closely align with their career aspirations and make the most of their course credits promoting timely graduation and cost savings. This new initiative is part of a larger effort to provide the very best academic support for our students. Other related initiatives include increasing academic advising services for incoming students hiring 35 additional advisors to provide more personalized attention and introducing new web-based tools to help students and advisors track progress toward degree completion. Our commitment to student learning and success remains unyielding and enhancing academic advising is just one way we are transforming the educational environment for students at the University of Georgia.

Sep 13

2016

Farm Tour

Guided by our land-grant mission the University of Georgia maintains an unwavering commitment to the state we proudly call home. For the past four years Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and I have embarked on an annual farm tour to learn about current issues facing the agriculture community and to understand the ways in which the University can further its support of the state's leading industry. We were pleased to be joined on this year's farm tour by a number of outstanding agriculture supporters: state Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman John Wilkinson state House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Chairman Terry England state House of Representatives Agriculture Chairman Tom McCall and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue. We visited several sites in middle and south Georgia including locations where UGA researchers have ongoing studies and where high-value cultivars developed by UGA scientists are being marketed and reproduced. Throughout the tour I was reminded of the strength of the University's enduring partnership with farmers and industry leaders around the state. Agriculture in Georgia is thriving and UGA is committed to promoting its success through continued scholarship education and outreach.

Aug 30

2016

Science Learning Center

This month we celebrated the opening of the Science Learning Center a new instructional facility that will transform undergraduate science education at the University of Georgia. This state-of-the-art building includes technology-enhanced classrooms and laboratories that promote the highest levels of student learning and collaboration. The addition of the SLC to our campus comes at the right time for the University and the right time for our state as demand for training in science technology engineering and math continues to rise in Georgia and across the nation. More than one in five UGA students now graduate with a degree in the STEM disciplines. We expect that many students who take classes in the new center will go on to make discoveries and develop technologies that advance our knowledge and lead to positive tangible outcomes for individuals and communities around the world.

Aug 16

2016

A New Era

A new era of undergraduate education has begun at the University of Georgia with the implementation of the experiential learning initiative. The Class of 2020 our most academically qualified and diverse in history is the first to participate in this bold new initiative. Experiential learning helps our students apply content from their coursework to pressing issues outside of the classroom connect with faculty and professional mentors enhance their problem solving and critical thinking skills and prepare for graduate school and career opportunities. UGA is now the largest public research university in the nation to require all undergraduate students to engage in this unique type of learning prior to graduation.

Aug 11

2016

Welcome to UGA

As this at the University of Georgia we are defined by our shared commitments—a commitment to teaching and learning at the highest levels a commitment to groundbreaking research and discovery and a commitment to service that changes lives and communities for the better. As a new academic year begins we reaffirm these commitments with the guiding belief that what we do here makes a positive impact on our state and the world around us.

Jul 12

2016

Support for UGA Is Stronger Than Ever

The University of Georgia community—yet again—has demonstrated its unyielding dedication to elevating this great institution to new heights of excellence. For the third consecutive year UGA has set a new record in fundraising bringing in $183.8 million in new gifts and pledges during fiscal year 2016. This year's historic total represents a 28 percent increase over the previous year's record of $144.2 million. This significant accomplishment was made possible by the high levels of commitment and teamwork that characterize the UGA community. I am deeply appreciative to our alumni and friends for their unwavering generosity and loyalty. I also am grateful to our development team; the UGA Foundation Trustees; leaders of our schools colleges and other units; and our outstanding faculty staff and students.

Jun 7

2016

The Importance of UGA Staff

Excellence in teaching research and service would not be possible at the University of Georgia without dedicated staff members. Our outstanding staff help this great institution promote student learning advance knowledge foster economic development and improve the quality of life in our state and beyond. I would like to say once again how grateful I am to our staff members who do so much to make the University of Georgia one of the best public research universities in America.

May 23

2016

Peabody Awards

The University of Georgia is proud to be home to the Peabody Awards and to the Peabody Awards Collection which contains more than 90 000 works submitted for the awards program since 1941. The collection is part of our renowned Special Collections Libraries and is open to archival researchers. It is one of the many ways in which UGA carries out its land-grant mission of teaching research and service. This year's awards ceremony reminded us once again of the value of connecting individuals to important ideas and to one another through stories. The Peabody Awards remain a vital institution encouraging the media to produce meaningful work that enriches our culture educates our society and strengthens our democracy.

May 12

2016

The Strength of Our Community

As the academic year comes to a close I am reminded of the deep ties that bind us as a UGA family. Together we learn we make new discoveries and we serve our communities. During times of tragedy we also come together to care for one another—just as we did recently following the devastating automobile accident involving five of our students. As a community we also celebrate significant accomplishments together such as the graduation of a new class. Tomorrow's Commencement ceremonies represent meaningful goals achieved and new beginnings made possible by the hard work of our students and the support of faculty staff family and friends.

Apr 26

2016

Alumni Engagement

University of Georgia alumni living throughout the nation and around the world are bound by a common thread—they love this institution. Engaged alumni support academic initiatives provide personal and professional networks to students and fellow graduates and create a welcoming global family.

Apr 12

2016

Honors Week

This week the University of Georgia comes together to celebrate the successes of outstanding members of our community. Dating back to the 1930s Honors Week features daily activities to recognize the faculty staff students and alumni who contribute to this vibrant academic institution. Yesterday we honored the many significant ways the University of Georgia is fulfilling its land-grant mission through public service and outreach efforts. We also honored members of the faculty who facilitate learning at the highest levels. Today it is my privilege to host a luncheon to salute students who have won national scholarships received the Presidential Award of Excellence led the Student Government Association or achieved First Honor Graduate status by maintaining a 4.0 grade point average throughout their undergraduate career.

Apr 4

2016

Undergraduate Research Takes Center Stage

The University of Georgia provides students with extraordinary learning experiences. Among them is undergraduate research facilitated by the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). Undergraduate research helps our students form relationships with faculty develop problem solving and critical thinking skills and produce innovative scholarship.

Mar 22

2016

Cultivating a Vibrant Campus

The University of Georgia offers academically enriching activities that introduce community members to pioneering research scholarship and ideas. Renowned experts and leaders are invited to campus throughout the year to speak with students faculty and staff on a variety of topics. Just this week for example the University's Signature Lecture series features two distinguished speakers in the areas of genetics and education.

Mar 8

2016

Excellence in Teaching

Undergraduate education is a cornerstone of the University of Georgia's mission and UGA faculty hold a deep commitment to teaching and learning. We were proud to recognize three professors recently with the Russell Award which is given to early career faculty who have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. In addition five faculty members were named Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors the University's highest honor for excellence in teaching. Faculty also are recognized annually with Creative Teaching Awards for developing and implementing creative methods to enhance student learning.

Feb 25

2016

Honors Program at UGA

Combining the personal attention of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a top public research university the University of Georgia's Honors Program provides students with a world-class undergraduate experience. At UGA Honors students engage in exciting and challenging learning opportunities that make a significant impact on their lives and give them the tools to make a difference in the lives of others. The University of Georgia's Honors students energize every aspect of this institution. These outstanding undergraduates bring a spirit of collegiality and a passion for learning that inspires others to achieve higher levels of academic and personal excellence.

Feb 9

2016

Extraordinary Research at UGA

The University of Georgia's research productivity continues to rise thanks in part to faculty hiring initiatives streamlined processes for grants management and most importantly the dedicated work of our remarkable faculty. Research expenditures a clear signal of research strength surged upward by seven percent at UGA last year and early signs for fiscal year 2016 indicate this trend remains positive. We recently concluded a presidential hiring initiative to recruit extraordinary grant-active research faculty. Five internationally recognized faculty members joined UGA in 2015 through this initiative—including Dr. Eric Harvill Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Medical Microbiology. Dr. Harvill studies respiratory pathogens such as the bacterium that causes whooping cough a potentially fatal disease that affects one million Americans each year. He is leading the charge to fight this and other communicable respiratory diseases with more than $5 million in external grant support.

Jan 26

2016

UGA's Economic Impact

The University of Georgia is a statewide leader in economic development. With a $4.4 billion impact on the state of Georgia this institution plays a critical role in supporting businesses introducing new technology into the marketplace and educating our workforce.

Jan 20

2016

2016 State of the University

I was honored to deliver the annual State of the University Address on January 20. This year's address focused on accomplishments and initiatives related to three important themes: preparing leaders addressing grand challenges and fulfilling our promise to serve. A video of highlights from the speech can be . I am grateful to the outstanding students faculty staff alumni and friends who have positioned this great institution as a leader among the very best public research universities in America.

Jan 5

2016

Georgia's University

When the University of Georgia celebrated fall Commencement in December we were reminded of the deep connection between this institution's outstanding alumni and the state we proudly call home. The majority of UGA's nearly 300 000 alumni live in Georgia supporting every major sector from agriculture and education to business and government. Graduates leave the University of Georgia ready to contribute to communities across the state and to work for organizations large and small. Most UGA alumni find employment prior to or shortly following their graduation. Of the students who graduated in the Class of 2015 94% were employed interning or enrolled in graduate school within six months and most remained in Georgia. It is clear that UGA graduates are putting their education to good use and the resources invested in their education continue to benefit our state.

Dec 17

2015

A Note of Thanks

As the fall 2015 semester comes to a close and we prepare to graduate another class of outstanding students I would like to take a moment to thank our faculty staff and students for all they do to make a difference at the University of Georgia. Every day faculty members teach and engage in research and scholarship to advance knowledge and enhance our quality of life. Staff members provide integral support for teaching research and service endeavors. Students work to become the next generation of leaders in their academic and professional fields. The combined talents and efforts of all members of this University are what allow us together to improve lives and to improve communities across our state and nation. I appreciate all that our exceptional faculty staff and students do on behalf of UGA and I wish everyone a joyful and restful holiday season.

Dec 1

2015

Commitment to Service

At the core of the University of Georgia's mission is the commitment to service. During the holiday season we are reminded of this priority. For UGA students faculty and staff however service is a year-round endeavor. In fact this institution's values of community engagement and extension permeate much of the teaching research and outreach activities performed by members of the University.

Nov 17

2015

Record-Breaking Retention Rate

As the University of Georgia prepares to accept the first members of the Class of 2020 we remain confident this institution is doing all it can to not only recruit the best and brightest students but also to retain them and facilitate their successful degree completion. Our freshman retention rate is the highest in the University's history. Of the first-year students who began their academic careers at UGA last year 95.2% returned for their second year this fall. The University's 85.3% six-year graduation rate is also at an all-time high. Both of these numbers are well above the national averages and those of our peer institutions.

Nov 2

2015

Spotlight on the Arts

The University of Georgia's visual performing and literary arts create an enriching academic and cultural environment. During the fourth annual Spotlight on the Arts festival November 5-14 UGA students faculty and staff will join together to celebrate this unique aspect of our community with opera theater music and dance performances; art gallery and library tours; a Shakespeare symposium; and book talks and sales. The University will host an opening celebration that is free and open to the public on Wednesday November 4 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. This event will feature a welcome from University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby and a spectacular sample of student music dance and dramatic performances.

Oct 13

2015

Homecoming

As the University of Georgia prepares to welcome thousands of alumni back to campus for the 2015 Homecoming weekend let us remember the important role that our graduates play in the continued success of this institution. University of Georgia alumni are making a difference in organizations and communities throughout Georgia and around the world. Our alumni include founders and owners of innovative businesses; executives in health care finance government and philanthropy; scientists and medical professionals; educators and many more.

Oct 5

2015

Science Education at UGA

Science education is flourishing at the University of Georgia. With record numbers of students enrolled in the College of Engineering a state-of-the-art Science Learning Center under construction and more than 30% of incoming first-year students declaring majors in science fields the University's leadership in STEM areas (science technology engineering and mathematics) is evident.

Sep 29

2015

Athletic Association's Support of Academics

The University of Georgia Athletic Association continues to demonstrate a deep commitment to UGA's academic mission. For many years the Association has provided an annual contribution to the UGA Foundation to support significant institutional priorities. The contributions ranging in recent years between $4 million and $5 million have totaled more than $28 million since fiscal year 2007. A significant portion of these funds has been used to support student scholarships academic initiatives and endowed faculty positions.

Sep 22

2015

Business Learning Community

On September 18 the University of Georgia celebrated the completion of Phase I of the Terry College's new Business Learning Community by dedicating Correll Hall and breaking ground on Amos Hall and Phase II of the project. These state-of-the-art facilities are designed to elevate business education at UGA to a new level of excellence.

Sep 8

2015

Farms Factories and Labs

I was pleased to participate in the third annual farm tour this week with Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and Dean Scott Angle of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. We were joined by Chairman of the state House Appropriations Committee Rep. Terry England; and Chairman of the state Senate Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee Sen. John Wilkinson.

Aug 31

2015

Faculty Hiring Initiatives

Faculty play a vital role at the University of Georgia. Across disciplines they conduct groundbreaking research and inspire student learning. Recruiting and retaining the very best faculty members remains a top priority of the institution and toward that end UGA has introduced five major faculty hiring initiatives during the last two years.

Aug 17

2015

Welcome UGA

As the 2015-2016 academic year begins the University of Georgia community has much to celebrate. As you will see from this short video it is certainly an exciting time at the nation's first state-chartered university. Together we are reaching new heights of academic excellence. Thank you for your continued support of UGA.

Aug 6

2015

Incoming First-Year Class the Best Yet

The University of Georgia has once again enrolled a record-setting class of first-year students. The approximately 5 300 freshmen arriving on campus next week have an average GPA of 3.91 and an average SAT of 1301—the highest scores in the University's 230-year history.

Jul 29

2015

Class Size Initiative

The University of Georgia has announced a major faculty hiring initiative that will reduce class sizes create new course sections and increase students interaction with faculty. The new faculty members hired through this initiative will allow the University to add more than 300 new course sections in 81 majors and to reduce many class sizes to fewer than 20 students. Smaller class sizes will promote more personalized instruction and mentoring.

Jul 10

2015

UGA Fundraising Reaches All-Time High

The University of Georgia community has joined together to set a new record in fundraising for a second consecutive year. In fiscal year 2015 59 086 contributors donated nearly $144.2 million in gifts and pledges to advance the various missions of this great institution.

May 7

2015

A Year to Remember at UGA

On Friday of this week the University of Georgia will hold spring commencement ceremonies and welcome more than 5 600 students into the special family of UGA alumni. As we prepare to close the book on one of the most successful years in the long history of this great institution let us celebrate some of our major accomplishments from the 2014-2015 academic year.