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March 3, 2015   COLUMNS CONTRIBUTORS

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Mar. 2 2015

Honors Program adviser promotes equality in Athens, US

Ricky Roberts likes to tackle things that others say are not possible. So in 2012 as cities across the world were preparing an LGBT civil rights march, she wanted Athens to host one despite concerns from other local activists who said no one would come out to demonstrate.

Mar. 2 2015

Director of development combines her passion for health, people

As an undergraduate student at Presbyterian College, Ginny Ingels spent a summer in Haiti working in health promotion at a rural hospital. That experience, coupled with a lifelong passion for health, made her transition to director of development for the College of Public Health all the more easy. 

Feb. 16 2015

IT director helps support College of Engineering students, faculty

For Forrest Bridges, the year 2000 didn't just mark the change on the calendar, it also marked a change in his career path.

Feb. 2 2015

‘Talent scout for books’

After having heard about working in scholarly publishing from friends who had interned in the field, Walter Biggins was a new college graduate when he accepted a position as assistant to the director of the University Press of Mississippi in 1999. That position propelled him down a career path that continues to this day in his role as senior acquisitions editor for the University of Georgia Press. 

Jan. 26 2015

Bridging the gap

Under sunny blue skies, some UGA students, faculty and staff spent their day off work and class bettering the Athens community.

Jan. 20 2015

Georgia Museum of Art shop manager balances business, artistic beauty

When she was 6 years old, Amy Miller played Gretel in her church's production of Hansel and Gretel. The experience of curling her hair, wearing mascara and taking to the stage impacted her so much that the arts have been a part of her life ever since. 

Dec. 8 2014

Meat man: MSTC coordinator shares passion, knowledge with others

From the posters of meat cuts and a cow femur pencil holder to the rows of butcher knives, Ryan Crowe's office screams meat.

Nov. 17 2014

Grady lecturer organizes YWCO’s youth triathlon

As 5-year-old Haden was entering the swimming portion of the Athens YWCO's "Kids Tri the Y" youth triathlon two years ago, race director Kim Landrum noticed all the race's adult helpers—or "swim angels"—already were with other children.

Nov. 17 2014

Associate programs director aims to foster love of outdoors, rec sports

Ironically, Lance Haynie's passion for the great outdoors began indoors on a climbing wall.

Nov. 3 2014

Parking monitor focuses on making positive impressions

For many, Wendy Glenn is the first and last person they see on campus. As a senior parking monitor at the South Campus parking deck, Glenn interacts with hundreds of faculty, staff, students, parents and visitors each week.

Oct. 27 2014

Students tour UGA Printing and Duplicating to learn about printing process

Surrounded by massive machines and piles of paper, the students in Julie Spivey's graphic design class beamed with pride as they saw their hard work roll off the press during a tour of UGA Printing and Duplicating last month. The class had created individual business cards, and after a tour of the printer in the building next to the Performing Arts Center parking deck, the students were able to examine the end product.

Oct. 13 2014

12th BFSO luncheon highlights academic excellence, diversity

The speaker for the Black Faculty and Staff Organization's Founders' Award Scholarship Luncheon was familiar with the organization and its mission well before being asked to give the keynote address. Ceasar C. Mitchell, president of the Atlanta City Council, had received an award from the campus organization while he was a student at the UGA School of Law (he received his Juris Doctor in 1995).

 

 

Oct. 13 2014

College of Pharmacy admin manager willing to help all

During Joy Wilson's more than two decades at UGA, she has tried to tell people "no" as little as possible.

Oct. 6 2014

New Recreational Sports director focuses on improving customer service

As Keith Wenrich was about to leave Gym West on the first floor of the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities, he came across a lost first-year student who was looking for an elliptical machine to exercise on. Packed bags and car keys in tow, Wenrich decided to help the student by walking her up the stairs and across the building to ensure she got where she wanted to go.

 

 

Sep. 15 2014

Employees receive diversity certificate

More than 130 UGA employees were recognized for making the university a more welcoming and inclusive place during the Sept. 4 Embracing Diversity program. 

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