Academic Partnerships & Initiatives
Matthew Waller
Chief of Staff, Student Affairs

Acculturation and Academic Success among First and Second Generation Immigrant Students at UGA

Dr. Sayamon Singto, Lecturer, Division of Academic Enhancement; Justin Jeffery, Director of International Student Life; Dr. Dominique Quarles, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Keywords: acculturation, immigrant success, transition support, cultural identity, social and cultural capital

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Enhancing Students’ Financial and Educational Success through a Virtual Reality Experience

Dr. Gregory Wolniak, Associate Professor, Institute of Higher Education; Dr. Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Associate Professor, Department of Advertising and Public Relations; Stan Jackson, Director of Student Affairs Communications and Marketing Initiatives; Dr. Anthony Jones, Director of the Office of Financial Aid


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Exploring Faculty Awareness and Knowledge of Student Support Structures

Dr. Cara Simmons, Director of the Student Success and Advising Center, College of Family and Consumer Sciences; Dr. Melissa Kozak, Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Development and Family Science; Dr. Robert Pazdro, Associate Professor, Department of Foods and Nutrition; Dr. Carrie Smith, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Care and Outreach; Dr. Beau Seagraves, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Care and Outreach

Keywords: faculty role, student support, well-being, mental health, academic success

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First-Year College Students’ Physical Activity and Dietary Behaviors: A School-Year Follow-Up Study

Dr. Sami Yli-Piipari, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology; Yangyang Deng, Graduate Student in Kinesiology; Dr. Bryan McCullick,  Professor, Kinesiology; Beth Kindamo,Nutrition Education Coordinator, University Health Center; Lance Haynie, Associate Director for Programs, Recreational Sports; Keith Wenrich, Director of Recreational Sports

Keywords: physical activity, dietray behavior, recreational sports, university health center, student health

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Trends in Disability Disclosure and Accommodation Use among College Students with Learning and Attention Disorders

Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education; Will Lindstrom, Director of the UGA Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders, Erin Benson, Director of the Disability Resource Center

Keywords: disability services, access, invisible disabilities, accommodation use, barriers,

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