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A celebration of change

We are committed to applying the knowledge and skills of our faculty, staff, and students to programs and initiatives that improve communities and the lives of residents in Georgia and around the world. This outreach intertwines our instructional, research, and service activities in tangible ways.

Many of our graduates have taken the outreach mission of the university to heart and made it a central focus of their life's work. It's woven into the fabric of careers, activities, or family lives. And some are using their outreach work to blaze new trails within their specializations.

In our 2019 magazine and in the stories featured on this page, we give you a glimpse into the ways our graduates are taking outreach to new levels. For some, it's happening on a local level when they take what they learned at UGA and put that knowledge to work in their classrooms to benefit students. Others are part of broader change efforts, such as mental health counselors who are developing and using new technologies to serve their clients and researchers who have taken a non-invasive muscle test developed at UGA into research labs around the country, providing an opportunity for continuous collaboration with their alma mater. For others, outreach is happening on a global level as they reconnect with their home countries, taking what they've learned here in Athens and using it to change lives around the world.

I am inspired by what our alumni are doing to make the world a better place. I hope this issue of The Insider helps you consider how your outreach, whether it's person-to-person or part of a larger effort, can extend what you learned while at UGA.


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Denise A. Spangler

Strength in Numbers

Developed by faculty in the Department of Kinesiology, a simple test using light waves is having a ripple effect among alumni who now use it.


Educating the World

Thanks to their preparation at the College of Education, alumni are flipping classrooms and creating student-led lessons on a global scale.


Alumni in their Element

Going Beyond the Textbook

Going Beyond the Textbook

Alumni deepen student engagement by connecting classwork with real-world experiences.

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A Special Education

A Special Education

Online degrees such as the BSEd in Special Education help students like Frederick Mohl increase their classroom expertise.

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A friendship with principle

A friendship with principle

These five friends share decades of stories: sipping tea in hats and gloves, wrangling for hotel rooms and getting stopped by the Secret Service as they tried to get into Jimmy Carter's car.
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Scholarship Support

Allison McNeece might have taken a longer path to becoming a teacher, but without financial aid, she might have never taken the path at all.


Retired Faculty

Even in retirement, Sylvia Hutchinson continues to connect with UGA students and faculty. "Every day I step foot on this campus has been a reward for me," says Hutchinson, who now keeps an office in the College's Department of Language and Literacy Education and teaches classes, without compensation, in both the College and across the University.


Connecting with retired faculty

The College of Education values the service our retired faculty members have given to UGA and the surrounding community. Stay in touch with what is going on in the College through semi-annual retired faculty luncheons. Email us for more information.

Class Notes

News and updates reported by our alumni from the past year.

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