Dr. Flatt’s first encounter with College of Family and Consumer Sciences was in 1970 when he was named director of the UGA Experiment Stations.
He was the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean from 1981-1994 and had a strong relationship with College of Family and Consumer Sciences during this time period, making sure there was College of Family and Consumer Sciences presence in all of Georgia’s counties.
He was recruited by the Department of Foods and Nutrition to conduct research in energy metabolism and to teach basic human nutrition after stepping down as dean.
Dr. Flatt has established three endowed scholarships and one endowed professorship in addition to charitable gifts he has made to other organizations.
The Professorship is titled the Bill and June Flatt Professorship in Foods and Nutrition.
The scholarships within Family and Consumer Sciences are: the Flatt Nutrition Excellence scholarship for a Graduate Student in Foods and Nutrition; the Gladys F. “Nannie” Nesbitt-Flatt Scholarship which is designated for an undergraduate Foods and Nutrition student; and the Flatt Academic Achievement Award which is awarded to a student with a 4.0 within College of Family and Consumer Sciences and also to the Gamma Sigma Delta annual winner. The “Outstanding Senior” within our college also is awarded from the Nesbitt-Flatt endowment. Thanks to Dr. Flatt’s selfless contributions, students receiving these scholarships are able to continue their college careers.
Dr. Flatt is “our best cheerleader, supportive of the total mission of College of Family and Consumer Sciences and epitomizes what the College of Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association is all about—teaching, researching and reaching out to others through the disciplines of Family and Consumer Sciences,” wrote Judy Harrison and Shelly Nickols-Richardson in their nomination letter.
Dr. Flatt is the D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor.