University of Georgia Named a Military Friendly Tier 1 Research Institution and Best for Vets

University of Georgia Named a Military Friendly Tier 1 Research Institution and Best for Vets

The University of Georgia is once again named a Military Friendly Tier I Research Institution for academic year 2022-2023; a designation earned each year since 2014 according to Victory Media. Since 2017, UGA has been recognized as a Gold Award winner for placing within 20 percent of the top ranked institutions in each category and this year finished in the top 16 percent of the 665 schools earning Military Friendly. Additionally, according to Military Times, UGA made its Best For Vets Colleges list this year.

UGA Student Veteran Receives National Leadership Recognition

UGA Student Veteran Receives National Leadership Recognition

Caleb Ray, a Financial Planning 4th-year UGA student veteran and last year’s Student Veteran Association (SVA) President was recognized this week in G.I. Jobs magazine as a recipient of the Student Veteran Leadership Award. Ray was one of thirty-three nationally recognized students for his outstanding leadership and commitment to serving the UGA veteran community. An…

UGA Student Veterans Resource Center Honor Cord Ceremony and Scholarship Reception

UGA Student Veterans Resource Center Honor Cord Ceremony and Scholarship Reception

On May 4, 2022, the Student Veterans Resource Center hosted the first in-person Honor Cord Ceremony since 2019 for the 79 student veterans eligible to graduate this calendar year. The Honor Cord serves as a symbol of gratitude for the student veteran’s unique life experience, maturity and perspective that student veterans bring to classroom discussions and…

UGA Sunshine Fund and Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Scholarship Received Donation from UGA Police Department 

UGA Sunshine Fund and Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Scholarship Received Donation from UGA Police Department 

Last month, the University of Georgia Police Department donated to both Student Care & Outreach “Sunshine Fund” and the “Let All the Big Dawgs Eat” food scholarship initiative. The donation split for the Sunshine Fund will provide University staff resources to assist students with immediate mental well-being needs by proactively working with various off-campus partners such as counselors, therapists, and treatment centers. The other half designated for the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat food scholarship will provide two students a 7-day unlimited meal plan for an entire academic year.

Dr. Michelle Garfield Cook Inspires Future Student Leaders 

Dr. Michelle Garfield Cook Inspires Future Student Leaders 

As students gathered around the large mahogany table, leaning in to listen to Dr. Michelle Garfield Cook, one saw the dictionary definition of captivation. Dr. Cook, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives, met on Wednesday, March 23rd with 14 students. The Office of the Dean of Students hosts “Gettin’ Down with the Dean” events where students and a guest speaker meet under different roofs across campus to listen and absorb thoughtful stories found right here in our Athens campus community. To say students were thoughtfully absorbing Dr. Cook’s words is mildly underselling her profound impact.