Office of Communications

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Our Mission

A clear understanding of the role that the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences plays at the University of Georgia and in higher education is essential for attracting top students and faculty, as well as enhancing public and private support. The communications team at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences exists to protect and enhance the reputation of the college by highlighting how it enriches our state, nation and world. Our communication efforts are designed to further the following goals:

  • Establish the Franklin College as a national leader in research and education by highlighting innovative programs, research findings and unique educational and cultural offerings
  • Reinforce the role of a liberal arts education in shaping tomorrow’s leaders
  • Increase alumni engagement and private support by reminding audiences of the impact that the Franklin College has on individuals and society
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Ways to Communicate

The following communication tools are available to faculty, departments and divisions within the college

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Franklin Chronicles Blog
Audience: Prospective students, alumni, faculty/staff, media, development partners
Content: Faculty awards, research findings, research funding, events, faculty in the news, video featuring Franklin students and faculty, issues in higher education, the impact of the liberal arts on society, outreach into the community, visiting artists and scholars
Contact: Alan Flurry (
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Franklin College Twitter Feed
Audience: Current and prospective students/ specialty audiences (e.g. those interested in research findings, the arts, etc.)
Content: Taking advantage of the searchable nature of Twitter, all news releases, content for internal publications and mentions of the Franklin College in external media will be posted on Twitter. In addition, the Twitter feed will include informational items for current students, including information about scholarships, changes to curriculum, Blue Card events and closings.
Contact: Alan Flurry (
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Franklin College Facebook Page
Audience: Current and prospective students, young alumni
Content: Information that is likely to be of interest to current/prospective students (e.g. student profiles, campus scenes and videos) and young alumni (e.g. tailgates, alumni events). The Franklin College Facebook page will offer occasional reminders about scholarships, internship opportunities and study abroad. More detailed information on for students are included on the Franklin College Office of Academic Advising Facebook page.
Contact: Alan Flurry (
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Franklin College LinkedIn Page
Audience: Primarily alumni and friends of the college
Content: LinkedIn is a forum that allows alumni to network, but content will also include announcements about alumni events
Contact: Alan Flurry (
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Audience: Students, faculty/staff
Content: Public events sponsored by units in Franklin College (including Blue Card events) and news from the Franklin Chronicles Blog
Contact: Alan Flurry ( for college-wide content; Beth Woods ( for department-specific content
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News Releases
Audience: Local, state and national news media
Content: Research findings, major research grants, gifts greater than $1 million, major faculty honors, student academic honors, events that are open to the general public and targeted to lay audiences. Priority is given to news releases that have the potential to generate publicity for the college on the national level.
Contact: E-mail and the appropriate communications staff member will respond to you
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UGA News Service (Columns,
Audience: Faculty and staff (Columns), faculty/staff and students (
Content: Faculty profiles, news on new programs and centers, faculty awards (Columns ‘Kudos’). All news releases are posted on, and many news releases are published in Columns.
Contact: E-mail and the appropriate communications staff member will respond to you
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Electronic Departmental Newsletters
Audience: Faculty, staff, alumni, current donors
Content: Unit-generated, although Franklin College staff will assist with design, layout and distribution
Contact: Hollis Yates (
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Franklin College YouTube Channel
Audience: Prospective students, alumni, faculty/staff, media, development partners
Content: Short (ten minutes or less) videos that highlight teaching, research and service in the Franklin College.
Contact: Alan Flurry (


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