Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 3:03pm

Accomplishments of note by students, faculty, staff and alumni over the past month include:

31 Franklin College alumni were recognized this year in the 2018 class of the Bulldog 100 fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni

The student-led UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory is one of two projects chosen by the United States Air Force to build and launch satellites into space

Inside the “Blue Planet II” dive into the deep sea, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Arts and Sciences Samantha Joye explores the ocean floor and shares her expertise of the ocean floor in the new BBC documentary, "Planet Earth: Blue Planet II"

Chris Colwill (Speech Communication ’08), who won three NCAA individual diving titles during his time with the Bulldogs and earned the maximum of 12 All-America honors, was among the four 2018 inductees into the UGA Athletic Association Circle of Honor

The UGA Griffin campus was awarded Good Corporate Citizen of the Year, which recognizes organizations committed to improving the quality of life for everyone in Griffin-Spalding County

A research team led by professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Debra Mohnen has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better and are more efficiently converted to biofuels

The students of UGA Miracle, the University of Georgia’s largest student-run philanthropy, raised more than $1M for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 

An international team of researchers that includes distinguished research professor of genetics Jessica Kissinger launched the Clinical Epidemiology Database, an open-access online resource enabling investigators to maximize the utility and reach of their data and to make optimal use of information released by others

Image: Franklin College alumni honorees with dean Alan T. Dorsey at the 2018 Bulldog 100 reception