The Bridge receives grant support from UGA

March 18th, 2015 Author: Cal Powell  |  706-542-3536  |  More about Cal
Contact: Cara Simmons  |  706-542-4847  | More about Cara

The FACS Student Success and Advising Center has received a $1,500 grant from the UGA Parents and Families Association Leadership Council in support of The Bridge, a first-year program designed to help students new to FACS.

The Bridge was launched in September 2014 as a way to help students “connect their different experiences and to really bridge those out-of-class learning opportunities for their student success,” according to SSAC director Cara Simmons.

Participation in The Bridge’s three prior sessions has been excellent, Simmons said. The fourth and final session of the semester will be held April 9.

The Bridge features guest speakers, including FACS faculty members and alumni, who offer career advice and address many issues facing new and first-year students.

“We’re excited to receive this grant from the UGA Parents and Families Association and appreciate the value they see in this program,” Simmons said. “In its inaugural year, The Bridge has seen an increase in student participation with each program in the series. The financial support will help our efforts to better prepare FACS first year and transfer students to build their own bridge to success.”

The Council received 32 grant applications with requests totaling more than $225,000. The Council was able to award over $155,000 to schools, colleges, and organizations across campus.

To read more about the launch of The Bridge, click here.

To see photo albums from previous sessions of The Bridge, see the links below.

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

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