April 25, 2022
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College Communications Survey

Please respond to this survey about our college’s communications efforts by May 6. Your response will help us better understand how we are doing and identify ways we can improve.

HDFS Department Head

I am pleased to announce that April Few-Demo, professor and head of the department of human development and family science at Virginia Tech, will join us to become professor and head of the HDFS department here in FACS on August 1, 2022. Dr. Few-Demo holds a doctorate in child and family development from UGA. She brings an exemplary record of teaching, mentoring and nationally recognized scholarship. In her research, she uses critical theories to study intimate partner violence in different contexts and women’s decision-making processes and the influence of racialized sexual scripts on sexual decision-making.

Fair Fashion

This story about fashion merchandising student, Elaine Garvey was fittingly published on Earth Day. Elaine is president of UGA’s student organization, Fair Fashion, which works to promote slow fashion and raise awareness in the university community about unethical labor, pollution and waste in the fashion industry.


Joan Koonce, professor and UGA Cooperative Extension financial planning specialist, has received the Walter B. Hill Award for her commitment to public service and outreach. Read the full story here.

Sergiy Minko, Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Sciences, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Read the story here.

Emily Noble, assistant professor in nutritional sciences, has received a Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Nutrition for her meritorious research in nutrition. Read more here.

Jenny Ramsey, FACS chief financial officer, has been selected for the fifth cohort of the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute. Read more here.

Betty McWhorter, Barrow Hall custodian, has been taking care of UGA for 51 years. Read the story here. Please take a minute to thank her and our other FACS custodial staff: 

·       Mario Foster, Barrow Hall

  • Paula Echols, the Houses & McPhaul

·       Paulette Rush, Dawson Hall

·       Anita Johnson, Dawson Hall

Upcoming Dates

April 27, 2022, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Get the Finals Scoop

Lil Ice Cream Dude will be in front of Dawson Hall with frozen treats for students.

April 27, 2022, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dr. Anne Molloy, Emeritus Professor in the School of Medicine at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, will present a seminar titled “Folic Acid – Key to Birth Defect Prevention Globally”

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Special Collections Library Auditorium, Room 271

Reception will follow from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Special Collections Library Reception Hall, Room 285

April 29, 2022, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 216 Dawson

  • Lynn Parham’s retirement reception

If you would like to donate toward a gift for Lynn, please give your donation to either Karli Cotton in the Dean’s Unit or Tonya Harris in Room 280 Dawson (cash only please). Thank you to Tonya Harris, Lora Shue, Kandice Mitchell, Lynn Bailey and Karli Cotton for planning this event.

April 29, 2022, 4:10 p.m., 110 Dawson

Lauren Downing Peters, “In search of the forgotten woman: Plus-size fashion, fat bodies and archival silences”

Peters is assistant professor of fashion studies and director of the Fashion Study Collection at Columbia College in Chicago.

May 13, 2022

UGA Spring Commencement


Sheri Lokken Worthy, Ph.D.