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Becky Griffin recently completed her master's degree from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, a goal she has had for the past 30 years. Her daughters Allison (left) and Mady (right) are also UGA graduates. They are shown with Griffin (center) by The Arch on the UGA campus. Tradition dictates that students should not walk through The Arch until they have graduated. CAES News
Becky Griffin recently completed her master's degree from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, a goal she has had for the past 30 years. Her daughters Allison (left) and Mady (right) are also UGA graduates. They are shown with Griffin (center) by The Arch on the UGA campus. Tradition dictates that students should not walk through The Arch until they have graduated.
Goal Accomplished
At 54, Becky Griffin was the oldest University of Georgia student on the Griffin campus to be awarded a degree this fall, but that fact only fueled her drive to succeed. After putting her graduate studies on hold for 30 years, Griffin juggled a full-time job and put thousands of miles on her car to complete her master’s degree.
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduate Bethany Harris of Griffin has earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from UGA Griffin. She is currently working on her doctorate. The new Double Dawg program allows students to earn bachelor's and master's degrees in less time, allowing them to enter the workforce sooner. CAES News
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences graduate Bethany Harris of Griffin has earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from UGA Griffin. She is currently working on her doctorate. The new Double Dawg program allows students to earn bachelor's and master's degrees in less time, allowing them to enter the workforce sooner.
Double Dawgs
The University of Georgia’s Double Dawgs program is now being offered on the UGA campus in Griffin. The program allows students to simultaneously work towards a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree and complete both degrees in five years or less.
Cassie Powell, who transferred to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences this fall, is participating in the CAES Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program. CAES News
Cassie Powell, who transferred to the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences this fall, is participating in the CAES Food Animal Veterinary Incentive Program.
FAVIP
From farmhand to future veterinarian student, Cassie Powell has dreamed of working with animals for a long time.
UGA-Tifton professor Greg Fonsah talks to a student during UGA ShowCAES in 2016. CAES News
UGA-Tifton professor Greg Fonsah talks to a student during UGA ShowCAES in 2016.
ShowCAES 2018
The University of Georgia Tifton campus invites high school and college students to ShowCAES 2018, an annual recruitment event that educates students and their parents about admission requirements and academic programs that are offered by UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Gifts have a huge impact on CAES students. They fund CAES for Georgia Commitment Scholarships, need-based scholarships that are matched dollar-for-dollar by the UGA Foundation. These funds help to cover students' costs that may not be covered by other scholarships or grants, thereby removing students' financial barriers. CAES News
Gifts have a huge impact on CAES students. They fund CAES for Georgia Commitment Scholarships, need-based scholarships that are matched dollar-for-dollar by the UGA Foundation. These funds help to cover students' costs that may not be covered by other scholarships or grants, thereby removing students' financial barriers.
Annual Giving
In its most successful year of fundraising to date, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences raised nearly $24 million in gifts, the second-highest total among all UGA colleges and schools for fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30.
Johnson Collins, of Jasper, Georgia, spent 12 weeks this summer working in the office of Sen. Johnny Isakson as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program. CAES News
Johnson Collins, of Jasper, Georgia, spent 12 weeks this summer working in the office of Sen. Johnny Isakson as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program.
Agricultural Fellowship
Johnson Collins, a small-town girl from Jasper, Georgia, never believed she would work in the nation’s capital.
University of Georgia alumni Thomas Jackson “Jack” Ratcliffe,Jr, served as a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Lanier County, Georgia and went on to work at the Georgia Department of Entomology, which has since merged with the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Ratcliffe's sons established the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences's Ratcliffe Scholars Program to help fund experiential education opportunities for CAES students. CAES News
University of Georgia alumni Thomas Jackson “Jack” Ratcliffe,Jr, served as a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Lanier County, Georgia and went on to work at the Georgia Department of Entomology, which has since merged with the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Ratcliffe's sons established the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences's Ratcliffe Scholars Program to help fund experiential education opportunities for CAES students.
Ratcliffe Scholars
Four University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students will expand their education beyond the university’s Athens campus thanks to the legacy of one pioneering agricultural scientist, Thomas Jackson “Jack” Ratcliffe Jr.
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students, from left, William Davison, Mason Goolsby, Emma Johnston, Madeline Rentz, Johnson Collins, Phyllicia Thomas and William Hicks will spend 12 weeks this summer working in Washington, D.C., as part of the CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program. CAES News
University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students, from left, William Davison, Mason Goolsby, Emma Johnston, Madeline Rentz, Johnson Collins, Phyllicia Thomas and William Hicks will spend 12 weeks this summer working in Washington, D.C., as part of the CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program.
Congressional Ag Fellows
Seven University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) students have embarked on the opportunity of a lifetime: serving as Congressional Agricultural Fellows in Washington, D.C.
Carolyn Einertson, who was mentored by Stephen Nickerson of the Department of Animal and Dairy Science, won first place in the oral presentation section of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium with her talk, “Using Pre-Calving Mammary Secretions to Predict Udder Infection Status in Dairy Heifers.” CAES News
Carolyn Einertson, who was mentored by Stephen Nickerson of the Department of Animal and Dairy Science, won first place in the oral presentation section of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium with her talk, “Using Pre-Calving Mammary Secretions to Predict Udder Infection Status in Dairy Heifers.”
Undergraduate Research
Almost 50 University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) undergraduate students showcased their research projects and competed in the seventh annual CAES Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11.
When Kathleen Chumbley Freeman was a student at UGA-Griffin, she served as a student ambassador and president of the campus's student advisory council. Now she has joined the staff of the campus as the program coordinator for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES News
When Kathleen Chumbley Freeman was a student at UGA-Griffin, she served as a student ambassador and president of the campus's student advisory council. Now she has joined the staff of the campus as the program coordinator for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Ag Coordinator
Kathleen Chumbley Freeman has joined the University of Georgia Griffin campus as the academic program coordinator for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.