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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.

UGA-Griffin is also host to the Office of Continuing Education which provides innovative lifelong learning opportunities through its programs. Additionally, 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

Students learn about local mentoring opportunities

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ms. Kathy Rhodes, Mentor Program Coordinator for the Spalding County Collaborative, spoke on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to students and guests of Dr. Watts Warren’s SOCI 3820S Communities and Crime class on mentoring opportunities in the Griffin-Spalding area.  A service-learning course designed in concert with the UGA Archway Partnership, Dr. Watts Warren’s students examine micro-level processes in local communities that can be generated to combat crime and delinquency.   Students spend a portion of their time in class examining theoretical positions and time outside of the classroom engaging in the community.  Mentoring programs, such as the one described by Ms. Rhodes, have been shown to not only result in a greater likelihood of children remaining engaged in school and with less delinquency but to also facilitate “collective efficacy” - a critical theoretical position of the course.

 

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UGA-Griffin students talk about microbiology at Griffin High School

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Students of Dr. Margie Paz, senior lecturer in the Department of Microbiology of the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, recently fulfilled a service-learning activity related to their Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory (MIBO 3510L) class.  They talked with students that attend Griffin High School about different fields of study in microbiology, as well as career paths, and college life on the UGA Griffin Campus.  It was an educational experience that aimed to provide UGA-Griffin students with an opportunity to gain enhanced learning, a broader appreciation of microbiology, and a sense of civic responsibility.

McCullough recalls decades of food science work upon retirement from UGA-Griffin

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Friday, April 12, 2019

In December of 1976, Sue Ellen McCullough took a job at the University of Georgia Griffin campus — then known as the Georgia Experiment Station — on the advice of a neighbor. On March 29 she retired from UGA-Griffin, taking with her a trove of memories and experiences.

“Dr. Wayne Bough was a faculty member and he was also my neighbor,” said McCullough, a native of Griffin. “We talked about me coming to work for him and he told me to ask my husband if I could work with him for about four months.”

The “temp” job turned into a nearly 40-year career with UGA’s Department of Food Science and Technology.

McCullough had worked at the local hospital and for Southern Bell, but she had no idea what to expect working in a laboratory at UGA. Bough was working on a grant project funded by UGA Marine Extension and the Georgia Sea Grant program, so McCullough’s first experiences were a little fishy.

“I was working with shrimp shells,” she remembers. “I had to dry them up in the shop in a big huge oven. When the men who worked in the shop saw me coming, they weren’t happy, because it did not smell good at all.”

When Bough left Griffin to accept a position with UGA Marine Extension in Brunswick, Georgia, McCullough went to work with UGA food scientist Kell Heaton. For the next six years, she helped him on various projects like canning peaches and peppers and working with other commodities, like pecans.

UGA-Griffin names 2019 Classified Employees of the Year

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Anthony Flint, Julie Peters and Gary Ware were honored as the University of Georgia Griffin campus 2019 Classified Employees of the Year during the annual Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony held March 26.

“This is one of my favorite events each year. We come together to celebrate some of those who are the most important in making the Griffin campus what it is. I am proud of all the nominees and honorees this year and can say without hesitation that we have many more across campus who we also consider employees of the year,” said Lew Hunnicutt, assistant provost and director at UGA-Griffin.

UGA-bred Blueberry Plants Now Grow across the Globe

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

A tried and true Georgia “boy,” University of Georgia blueberry breeder Scott NeSmith takes pride in creating new blueberry varieties for farmers in Georgia and across the Southeast. Now he can boast that blueberry varieties he’s bred through the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have gone global.

Two southern highbush blueberry varieties bred by NeSmith in research plots on the UGA Griffin campus are grown in territories in Europe and several countries in Africa, including Namibia and Zimbabwe, he said.

These UGA-bred blueberry plants grow well in the Southeastern United States and will now be grown by African farmers “primarily for export to Europe and some parts of Asia,” said NeSmith, who was named UGA Inventor of the Year in 2013.

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