Vice President Wilson chatting with students on a bench on campus.

July, 2016

Food for Action

No UGA student should ever go hungry. That sounds like an easy pledge, but, unfortunately, it is not the reality for the hundreds of UGA students and other college students each year who struggle with hunger and food insecurity.
 
A couple of years ago, alumna Robin Hoover decided to do something about it. On a tour of the Tate Student Center, after seeing the student food pantry, Robin felt a special calling. Along with her husband, Wayne, she determined to make a gift to start a new program through Student Affairs to provide food scholarships to deserving students. That program, the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship, started the next semester, awarding two campus meal plans.
 
As you will read in the feature below, I am proud to say that with the recent major gift from the R. Halsey Wise and Lisha S. Wise Family Foundation (see story below), along with other gifts and partnership with Food Services, we will offer campus meal plans to 34 needy students this fall. While there is still much more to do, like Robin, we are committed to eliminate hunger and food insecurity at UGA, one meal at a time. If you would like to join us and make a donation or learn more, I encourage you to do so.
 
May the vision and leadership of exceptional supporters like the Hoovers and the Wises remind us that we all have the power to see a need and make a difference for students in some essential and encouraging ways.


Victor K. Wilson
Vice President for Student Affairs
The University of Georgia

The Office of the
Vice President
for Student Affairs

306 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3564
askstudentaffairs@uga.edu

 

Directions

From the Tate Center Parking Deck, take the elevator to the 3 rd floor. Walk across the courtyard with the UGA bookstore on your left hand side. Take the stairs up to the street. Cross Sanford Drive. Memorial Hall will be directly in front of you. Stay on the left side of the building and walk around to the side entrance for disability access. From the side door you can take the elevator to the third floor. If an elevator is not needed walk up all the stairs on the side of Memorial Hall and turn right, there you will see Reed Quad. Walk up the steps with the columns to the main entrance of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For directions please call 706-542- 3564.