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OTAS - helping transfer students adjust

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Our Office of Students Academic Services reaches into many parts of campus, touching the college journey of many students - particularly including transfer students:

In an average year, transfers make up nearly 20 percent of newly enrolled students at the University of Georgia.

"Students in this transfer population include veterans, in-state and out-of-state transfers, international students as well as nontraditional students," said Field. "Students often arrive on campus unaware of the many UGA resources designed to help them succeed."

For example, Kayla, a new...

Amazing Student: Nicholas Twiner

Posted 2 months 4 hours ago
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Linguistics, Classical Languages, and Classical Culture major Nicholas Twiner has discovered his opportunities to get involved, participate in research and explore his passions:

Academically, the University of Georgia has empowered me to achieve more than I thought I would. Research through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities has been such an important part of my academic career. It has pushed me to understand and explore the field of linguistics more thoroughly—to go beyond the classroom and understand what research looks like, how to do it, and what the pressing...

40 Under 40: Maritza McClendon

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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The first African American woman to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic swim team, on which she won a silver medal in the 2004 games in Athens, Maritza McClendon rounds the Franklin College graduates in the 2017 class of the Alumni Association 40 Under 40:

Born in Puerto Rico in 1981, Maritza Correia is the first black female swimmer to break an American record, setting new records in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events at the Women's NCAA Championships in 2002. Two years later, Correia became the first black woman to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic swim team.

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40 Under 40: LeRoya Chester Jennings

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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Founding Partner of Chester Jennings & Smith LeRoya Chester Jennings of Atlanta (B.S., psychology, '01) is among the University of Georgia Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2017:

a former prosecutor who has worked in various prosecuting agencies - the City of Atlanta, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, the Coweta County Solicitor's Office and the DeKalb County Solicitor's Office.

Chester Jennings is also dedicated to educating her peers and the public.  In addition to lecturing on trial advocacy to prosecutors, police, and the community, LeRoya has also...

76th Peabody Awards

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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Excellence in television, radio and digital media was recognized at the 76th Annual Peabody Awards ceremony on May 20 in New York, hosted by Rashida Jones. Attendant events provide a great opportunity for Franklin College faculty and dean's staff to celebrate UGA with friends and alumni of the college. More images here. The ceremony was broadcast on Friday, June 2 and can be seen here.

Image courtesy of Franklin College Office of Development and Alumni Relations

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