Entries by Clarke Schwabe

$1.5 million gift to Odum School of Ecology honors legacy of ecology student John Spencer

John Spencer, a master’s student in ecology at the University of Georgia, was passionate about freshwater ecology, conservation and ecological restoration. A graduate fellowship established through a $1.5 million commitment from John’s mother and stepfather, Kathelen and Dan Amos, is ensuring that his legacy will reach far into the future. “Kathelen and Dan Amos are […]

$1M gift to UGA law school to support Family Justice Clinic and elite scholarship

The memory of a domestic violence victim will have a lasting impact on the University of Georgia School of Law as an anonymous donor has pledged $1 million to support the school’s Family Justice Clinic and create a Distinguished Law Fellowship, both bearing the victim’s name – Jane W. Wilson. Wilson, a resident of rural Northern Georgia in her early 30s, was […]

Strickland Foundation creates UGA scholarships for rural Georgia students

Athens, Ga. – The George W. Strickland, Jr. Foundation recently gifted $400,000 to the University of Georgia to establish four Georgia Commitment Scholarships (GCS). The scholarships will be awarded in fall 2019, prioritizing students from 16 rural Georgia counties: Evans, Tattnall, Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Liberty, Toombs, Emanuel, Jenkins, Screven, Burke, Appling, Wayne, Glynn, Long and Effingham. The […]

Fifteen students honored as Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars

Fifteen University of Georgia students, representing a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, were honored as graduating Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars at a dinner held in April at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Rahul Shrivastav, vice president for instruction, welcomed scholars and guests to the event and introduced the speakers, including Jim Dinkins […]