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Students entering the Student Learning Center at UGA Griffin UGA Griffin used to be called Georgia Experiment Station, as represented by the sign that remains in front of the campus today Students studying in front of the Naomi Chapman Woodruff Pavilion Student Learning Center at UGA Griffin Attendees arrive for an event at the Naomi Chapman Woodroof Pavillion at UGA Griffin Campus

A UGA education is closer than you think.

University of Georgia Griffin was originally established as Georgia Experiment Station in 1888 and has played an integral role in the development of modern agriculture. While the campus is mostly known for its groundbreaking advancements in agricultural and environmental sciences, UGA Griffin began offering degree completion programs in 2005. Students at UGA Griffin enjoy low student-to-faculty ratios, and many students are able to take advantage of on-campus work and directed research opportunities so that they can gain real-world work experience while earning their University of Georgia degree.

Spotlight on Graduation

UGA-Griffin faculty in full regalia

Graduation for the Class of 2016 was held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in the Stuckey Auditorium, followed by the traditional Brick Ceremony at the Naomi Chapman Woodroof Pavilion.

This year marked the beginning of a new tradition, with students, faculty, and administration wearing full regalia. Students and their families also had the opportunity to have their pictures taken with Uga, who visited from Athens just for the event. The event drew in over 250 guests, including families, faculty, staff, and administration.

Congratulations to all of our Class of 2016 University of Georgia graduates!

Spotlight on Research: UGA graduate research on display at south Georgia event

by Clint Thompson
Posted Thu, March 17, 2016
UGA graduate student Kiran Gadhave speaks about his research with Joe West, assistant dean on the UGA Tifton Campus on March 17, 2016
UGA graduate student Kiran Gadhave
speaks about his research with Joe West,
assistant dean on the UGA Tifton Campus
on March 17, 2016
Image credit: Clint Thompson

The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Graduate School jointly hosted a graduate research event, focusing specifically on research conducted in south Georgia. The reception, held Thursday, March 17, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, recognized 11 current graduate students who represented UGA’s campuses in Athens, Griffin and Tifton, Georgia, as well as the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation’s Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, Georgia. All of the student-scientists presented their research projects and spoke with invited guests about their work.

Among them was Shannon Parrish, who is pursuing a master’s degree in crop and soil sciences from CAES. Her research focuses on cotton’s sustainability in Georgia.

“As a graduate student, being able to present research (that) you have worked on is always exciting. With each presentation, I look forward to educating others on the importance of determining cotton’s sustainability in Georgia,” Parrish said. “I hope everyone I spoke to comes away from our encounter with an understanding of how vital cotton is to the state and the need for documenting the crop’s environmental footprint.”

Read the full story and find more research news here.

Spotlight on Extension: UGA Extension pollinator-attracting garden workshop in Fayetteville

by UGA Extension
Posted Wed, March, 23, 2016
Celosia is one of many flowering plants that attracts beneficial pollinating insects
Celosia is one of many flowering plants that
attracts beneficial pollinating insects
Image credit: Sharon Dowdy

A workshop focused on attracting and protecting beneficial insects will be offered Wednesday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Fayetteville, Georgia, by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts. The “Bees, Bugs and Blooms” class will meet at the Kiwanis Center Building at 980 Redwine Road. Topics covered at the class will include biodiversity, how to attract pollinating insects through planting and the advantages of protecting beneficial insects.

Participants will learn from UGA Extension horticulturist Bodie Pennisi, UGA Extension community and school garden coordinator Becky Griffin and Fayette County UGA Extension agent Kim Toal.

The cost of the workshop is $20 and includes instruction, materials and refreshments. For more information or to register, contact Beth Horne in the UGA Center for Urban Agriculture at (770) 228-7214 or bhorne@uga.edu. Register online with a credit card at t.uga.edu/29T.

Find more extension news here.