Dean’s Update 9/16/14

September 15th, 2014 Author: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  |  More about Linda

CURO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS AWARDED

Twenty-six students applied for the 12 CURO Undergraduate Research assistantships allocated to the college by the Provost. It was a difficult task for the selection committee. The following undergraduates will receive $1,000 stipend through payroll to support their faculty mentored research in the college this academic year:

  1. Courtney Alvis, Biology Sciences, Dorothy Hausman – Faculty Mentor
  2. Danielle Augustine, HDFS, Denise Lewis – Faculty Mentor
  3. Derek Coger, Biology Sciences, Rick Lewis – Faculty Mentor
  4. Sarah Dawson, Nutrition Science, Rick Lewis – Faculty Mentor
  5. Molly Dodd, Fashion Merchandising, Patricia Hunt-Hurst – Faculty Mentor
  6. Elizabeth Harris, Nutrition Science/Spanish, Rob Pazdro – Faculty Mentor
  7. Blake Mathews, Intended Business, Brenda Cude – Faculty Mentor
  8. Meagan Patterson, Dietetics, Dorothy Hausman – Faculty Mentor
  9. Caroline Ray, Biological Sciences, Zo Stoneman – Faculty Mentor
  10. Jordan Sylvester, Dietetics & Consumer Foods, Rick Lewis and Emma Laing – Faculty Mentors
  11. Lauren Tolbert, Fashion Merchandising major, textile science research, Suraj Sharma – Faculty Mentor
  12. Sarah Yoo, Nutrition Science, Rob Pazdro – Faculty Mentor

In addition, Franklin College funded these three students to work with FACS Faculty:

  1. Erica Coe, Genetics, Rob Pazdro – Faculty Mentor
  2. Lucie Reynolds, Psychology, FM and Studio Art, Katalin Medvedev – Faculty Mentor
  3. Brittany Whitlock, Pre-Medicine, Biology, Psychology, Claire de La Serre – Faculty Mentor

2015 UGARF RESEARCH AWARDS

Awards for faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students are listed on this web sitehttp://announcements.ovpr.uga.edu/announcements/2015-ugarf-research-awards/. Most deadlines are in November.

KUDOS

Five faculty and staff recently completed the UGA Diversity and Inclusion Certificate and were recognized at the September 4th “Embracing Diversity” event. Congratulations to:

Jennifer Eberhart, Student Success and Advising Center

Silvia Giraudo, Associate Dean

Barbara Grossman, FDN

Marilyn Rodriguez, HDFS

Sherri Stephens, FHCE

The certificate program is free and open to all UGA faculty and staff, and it is flexible to your needs and own interests. The Certificate is offered each quarter and you may find more details and how to register at http://diversity.uga.edu/programs/diversity_and_inclusion_certificate/

KUDOS – STUDENT

Amazing student featured http://www.uga.edu/amazing/profile/smith-nakia/.....

NEW EXTENSION FACULTY JOINT APPOINTMENTS IN FACS and CAES

Ms. Andrea Scarrow has accepted the position to be the SW District FACS Program Development Coordinator (PDC) starting November 1, 2014, pending the final UGA approvals. Andrea is the current FACS Agent in Colquitt County and has been with UGA Extension for 7 years. She has a Bachelor’s in Divinity and Counseling and a Master’s in Agricultural Leadership from UGA. She has a very broad and balanced FACS program in Colquitt County with many areas of focus. She has particular expertise in managing grant programs and personnel and is bilingual as well!

Ms. Janet Hollingsworth has accepted the position to be the SE District FACS Program Development Coordinator (PDC) starting November 1, 2014, pending the final UGA approvals. Janet is the current County Extension Coordinator for Appling County and has been with UGA Extension for 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science of Home Economics at the University of Georgia and a Masters of Adult Education from Georgia Southern University.

Ms. Kisha Faulk has accepted the position to be the NW District FACS Program Development Coordinator (PDC) starting November 1, 2014, pending the final UGA approvals. Kisha is the current FACS agent in Fulton County and has been with UGA Extension for 7 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Public Administration from Georgia State University.

Ms. Denise Everson has accepted the position to be the NE District FACS Program Development Coordinator (PDC) starting November 1, 2014, pending the final UGA approvals. Denise is the current FACS agent in Clarke and Oconee Counties and has a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Education from the University of Georgia.

NEW STAFF JOINS DEAN’S OFFICE

Welcome Broc Funke - Administrative Specialist I to the Associate Deans. Broc was working in a temporary position in the Foods and Nutrition Department Office and joined the Dean’s Office on Monday, September 8th. He will support Dr. Silvia Giraudo and Dr. Debbie Murray. Broc has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo, NY and has lived in California for many years.

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • Attending National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) conference in Lexington, KY, Monday through Thursday, Sept 15-18
  • 40 under 40 UGA Alumni Awards Luncheon in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, Sept 18
  • Regents Academic Advisory Committee in Macon, GA on Friday, Sept 19
  • SEC Academic Symposium in Atlanta, GA Sunday through Tuesday, Sept 21-23
  • Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH) Retreat in Valdosta, GA on Wednesday, Sept 24.
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

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