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Character

Students modelling professional clothing

The clothes are free. The confidence is priceless.

After two years of student-led planning, shining scissors cut bright red ribbon on Thursday, Nov. 21, celebrating the grand opening of the Student Government Association Professional Clothing Closet in Milledge Hall.

The SGA Professional Clothing Closet provides professional attire to students at no cost and on short notice. Students may keep the clothing for future use.

Alumni, staff and community partners donated more than 2,000 articles of clothing to jumpstart the closet.

“This initiative is expansive and requires ongoing support,” said Patrick Femia, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication SGA senator.

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Intellect

86% of UGA students finished within six years - graduating students with fireworks at Commencement

UGA students graduate in record time

An expanded slate of programs at the University of Georgia tailored to the needs and ambitions of students is helping them earn their degrees in record time.

The university’s four-year completion rate has moved up 2 percentage points to reach a record 68 percent, and 75 percent of UGA students earn their degrees in four years plus one semester. For comparison, the average four-year graduation rate at UGA’s highly selective aspirational institutions is 69 percent, while the average four-year graduation rates for peer and SEC institutions are 53 percent and 49 percent, respectively.

The university’s six-year completion rate moved up 1 percentage point to reach a record 86 percent, which is just 1 percentage point shy of the 87 percent six-year completion rate for the university’s aspirational institutions. UGA’s 86 percent six-year completion rate exceeds the 76 percent average for UGA’s peer institutions as well as the 72 percent average for Southeastern Conference institutions.

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Engagement

UGA senior Maggie George holds a stack of books in a hallway in Brumby Hall

UGA senior Maggie George pursues dream of becoming children’s librarian.

George already has two jobs lined up for after graduation. She’ll spend the summer as a residential counselor for the Duke Talent Identification Program and then start work as assistant hall director at the University of Tennessee, where she will be attending the School of Information Sciences to earn a master’s degree.

Her aim is to be a children’s librarian.

She’s always loved books and children. She worked at the library during high school. During her freshman year at UGA, she worked in acquisitions and serials stamping books in the basement of the Main Library.

And when she was volunteering with First Book UGA, where she serves as director of communications, she interacted with local school librarians and realized that that was exactly the kind of job she wanted.

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