FACS Appreciation Award

Given to an individual or organization that has contributed significantly to the support of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences either financially, programatically or legislatively.

Houston Gaines

A.B., Political Science, UGA School of Public and International Affairs; A.B. Economics, UGA Terry College of Business, 2017

  • As a state representative, he sponsored a bill that provides needed financial support for Georgia’s Inclusive Postsecondary Education (IPSE) programs such as Destination Dawgs
  • Elected by his House peers as vice chairman of the majority caucus
  • Member of Northeast Georgia Boy Scouts Council Executive Board
  • Graduate of the Zell Miller Foundation Leadership Institute
  • Served as president of UGA Student Government Association
  • Named to the UGA 40 Under 40 class of 2020
  • Blue Key recipient and UGA Honors College student
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