Entries by Clarke Schwabe

Student-run fund Kickstarts student entrepreneurs

This article, about the donor-supported UGA Kickstart Fund, was originally posted to UGA Today and written by J. Merritt Melancon. In the world of venture capital there are big names, there are small names, and there are hometown heroes. In Athens, one important source of venture capital is run by University of Georgia students. For […]

Rami Dalloul named first R. Harold Harrison Distinguished Professor in Poultry Science

This story was originally published on the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Media Newswire page on June 4, 2020 Poultry immunologist Rami Dalloul has been named the R. Harold Harrison Distinguished Professor in Poultry Science at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES). The R. Harold Harrison Distinguished Professorship was […]

What is a Student Emergency Fund?

The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, but some are feeling the effects more acutely. And UGA students are no exception. Because of the public health precautions necessary to stem the tide of infection, many students were left with no place to live, no work to provide income or, in some cases, both. With so many students […]

Fellowship honors late Prof. Emerita Rebecca Sharitz

This story was originally published in UGA Today and was written by Beth Gavrilles. Trailblazing ecologist Rebecca R. Sharitz spent almost her entire career at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. A world-renowned expert on wetlands with more than 160 peer-reviewed publications to her credit, she was also revered as a teacher and […]

UGA food scientist Yen-Con Hung named first Koehler-Ayers Professor

This story was originally published on the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’s Media Newswire site and was written by Sharon Dowdy. University of Georgia food scientist Yen-Con Hung has been named the first recipient of the Koehler-Ayers Professorship. The Koehler-Ayers Professorship was recently established through a donation to the UGA Foundation from UGA food […]

UGA Greek councils create two $100K Georgia Commitment Scholarships

The University of Georgia Panhellenic Council and UGA Interfraternity Council each gave $100,000, matched by the UGA Foundation, to establish two endowed, need-based scholarships through the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program. “We are so excited by and proud of these councils and their member organizations,” said Victor K. Wilson, vice president of student affairs. “Our students […]

The Delta Air Lines Foundation commits $5 million to UGA Innovation District, Engineering

The University of Georgia will take a major step forward in its Innovation District initiative and enhance the College of Engineering, thanks to a $5 million gift from The Delta Air Lines Foundation. The Innovation District initiative brings together people, programs and places to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and experiential learning at the University of Georgia. […]