A University of Georgia degree is closer than you think.

The University of Georgia Griffin Campus, originally established as the Georgia Experiment Station in 1888, 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.

UGA-Griffin also hosts the Office of Continuing Education, which provides innovative lifelong learning opportunities through its programs. In addition, Continuing Ed offers youth and community outreach programs, as well as conference space for other meetings and special events.

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Spotlight on Campus News and Events

Future UGA Griff Dawg Night - Cancelled

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Campus Events
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
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In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the previously scheduled “Future UGA Griff Dawg Night” on April 28th will no longer be hosted on campus. We are working on devising a plan to move the event to a virtual format, including webinars on various topics and will post details regarding how to participate in the upcoming weeks. Please continue check the UGA Griffin Website or our Facebook Events Page for the most up-to-date information. 

Psych Day at UGA: “Suicide Awareness. Personal Stories: When the Pain of Living is Greater than the Fear of Dying” Rescheduled

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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Psych Day at UGA: “Suicide Awareness. Personal Stories: When the Pain of Living is Greater than the Fear of Dying” Rescheduled for Friday, November 13, 2020

 

In accordance with the most recent guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that in-person events involving 50 or more people be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks, we have decided to re-schedule Psych Day at UGA.  Thus, Psych Day will not be held in April, but has been rescheduled for Fall Semester 2020.  Please return to the UGA Griffin Campus home page in September or October for an announcement regarding the opening of registration for Psych Day at UGA, which has been rescheduled for Friday, November 13th, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

UGA Family and Consumer Sciences - 2nd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Financial Planning Symposium

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Over the past several years, many industries have been challenged with the task of learning how to engage a younger audience in order to rebuild their aging workforce. The financial services industry is no stranger to this issue and has been worried by the fact that if nothing changes not only will there be insufficient young talent to replace those who will soon retire, but there is also a lack of diversity throughout the profession. However, thanks to an event at UGA Griffin, the industry is working to change its future.

UGA’s Family and Consumer Sciences hosted the second annual Diversity and Inclusion Financial Planning Symposium on February 28 on the UGA Griffin Campus, with more than 84 participants including seven higher education institutions, 19 community and industry partners and four surrounding area high schools. The event was made possible due to a grant awarded from Institutional Diversity at UGA and aimed to educate those in attendance about a profession with an annual median pay of $88,890 through keynote sessions, a career pathway panel and a speed networking session.  

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Food science student awarded prestigious Food Marketing Institute Foundation Scholarship

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Friday, January 17, 2020

University of Georgia food science graduate student Ikechukwu “Ike” Oguadinma, 27, has been awarded the Food Safety Auditing Scholarship from the Food Marketing Institute Foundation in partnership with the Safe Quality Food Institute.

Oguadinma is one of 15 students who received the award at the SQF International Conference held last October in San Antonio, Texas. Each student received a $3,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to attend the conference with more than 850 food safety professionals.

A native of Nigeria, Oguadinma came to the U.S. to study food science after earning an undergraduate degree in biochemistry. He selected UGA after researching leading food science teaching and research programs in the U.S.

“I discovered that UGA has one of the best programs in food science in the country, boasting of esteemed food-safety researchers such as (Distinguished Research Professor) Dr. (Larry) Beuchat and (Regents Professor) Dr. (Michael) Doyle. These are very remarkable people and I knew to work with them and current outstanding faculty in the UGA food science department would teach me a lot and enable me to grow in my career,” he said.

Plant pathologist Bochra Bahri joins UGA turfgrass research team

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Bochra Bahri has joined the University of Georgia as an assistant professor of plant pathology. Based on the UGA Griffin campus, Bahri will conduct research on turfgrass and forage diseases that affect growers in Georgia, the nation and around the world.

A native of Tunisia, Bahri earned a degree in engineering from the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia. She traveled to Paris for graduate school, completing a master’s degree in plant protection and environment from AgroParisTech and a doctorate at the University of Paris-Sud XI.

“For my PhD, I worked on wheat yellow rust disease and studied the pathogen structure in the Mediterranean area and tried to understand how the pathogen evolved according to the climate and its host,” she said. 

While many American students would consider studying in Paris a dream opportunity, Bahri was accustomed to Paris because she visited often to see family there. Her dream opportunity came in April 2006 when UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences plant genetics Professor Katrien Devos hired her for a position in her laboratory in Athens, Georgia.

While working on a six-month post-doctoral position at the Aarhus University in Denmark, Bahri applied for a position in Devos’ laboratory on the UGA campus in Athens.

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