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Keith Kelly walks with his grandchildren on the Rock House Creamery family farm. (Submitted photo: Rock House Creamery) CAES News
Rockhouse Creamery
A swirl of red and white atop a coconut crust, the iconic strawberry ice cream pie at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel has been a highlight of the menu since the 1960s. Adding to the legacy, an alumni business, Rock House Creamery, is now the supplier of the famous strawberry ripple ice cream central to the pie.
Study finds one-year gap between food assistance programs can lead to 20% reduction in diet’s nutritional quality. CAES News
Aging Out of WIC
A one-year gap in access to WIC can have a significantly negative effect on the quality of some 5-year-olds’ diets. A new study from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences found that when children age out of WIC after their fifth birthday, many families are left without food assistance support for up to a year. Until the child enters kindergarten, the nutritional quality of their diet takes about a 20% hit, according to the study.
The Benson's Hospitality Scholarship will benefit undergraduate students in the Hospitality and Food Industry Management major like Olivia Nix, a UGA HFIM student, who worked as an intern at the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel. CAES News
Hospitality Program Booming
Travel and tourism in the state of Georgia generated more than $60 billion in economic impact in 2021 according to state data, second only to the state’s largest industry: agriculture. At the University of Georgia, the Hospitality and Food Industry Management program is preparing students for more than 400,000 travel and tourism positions across the state – and beyond.
Pamplona, Spain, exchange program CAES News
Ratcliffe Scholars
In the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, students are exposed to new ideas, concepts and methods in classrooms and labs every day. The Ratcliffe Scholars Program, part of the college’s experiential learning programming, supports undergraduate students as they deepen their understanding of their chosen fields through internships, study abroad programs and other immersive learning experiences.
The University of Georgia’s 2023 Boren Scholars include, left to right, Zakiya McPherson, Siminette Kolodka, Caroline Solomon and Catherine Grizzard. Not pictured is Mariah Cady. (Photo by Stephanie Schupska) CAES News
Boren Scholarships
For the third year in a row, the Boren Awards named the University of Georgia a top-performing institution for Boren Scholarships. With five UGA undergraduates selected as Boren Scholars this spring, including College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences student Caroline Solomon, UGA is ranked in the top five of institutions nationwide.
Maya Dubos, a third-year hospitality and food industry management major, works in Dogwood Hall inside the Georgia Center where she spends her internship serving student-athletes. (Shannah Montgomery) CAES News
Hospitality and tourism
Hospitality and tourism are a major economic driver in Georgia, and the University of Georgia is working in several key areas to support and expand that industry. The hospitality and tourism industry is Georgia’s second-largest economic contributor (after agriculture) and employs more than 400,000 residents.
A University of Georgia agribusiness major and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 2023 Georgia Legislative Intern, Reilly Grady plans to pursue a career in agricultural policy after graduation. (Photo by Anthony Barkdoll) CAES News
Reilly Grady
A University of Georgia agribusiness major and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 2023 Georgia Legislative Intern, Reilly Grady plans to pursue a career in agricultural policy after graduation. Each year a CAES student spends 12 weeks at the Georgia Capitol, working full-time to help legislators craft policies that will impact the state’s largest industry, agriculture.
rodgers ribbon cutting CAES News
Rodgers Honored
Georgia 4-H dedicated the Thomas F. Rodgers Administration Building at Rock Eagle 4-H Center to honor former Georgia 4-H state leader Tom Rodgers for his years of service to 4-H and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. During his tenure as Georgia 4-H leader, Rodgers championed the renovation of the Rock Eagle 4-H Center, raising more than $2 million to secure Rock Eagle’s status as a centerpiece of Georgia 4-H.
The University of Georgia's Office of Global Engagement building on Lumpkin Street. (UGA photo) CAES News
International Fulbright Visiting Scholars
Each semester, the University of Georgia welcomes scholars from across the globe to promote collaborative research. The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program awards merit-based grants to international academics who seek to further their education and participate in research projects at American universities. More than 800 international scholars come to universities in the U.S. annually, with visits ranging from three months to one year.
Faculty members participate in the 2023 Rural Engagement Workshop. (Photo by Shannah Montgomery) CAES News
Community Engaged Research
The University of Georgia Rural Engagement Workshop for Academic Faculty enters its third year with 12 faculty members working in partnership with units of UGA Cooperative Extension and Public Service and Outreach for grants to help solve rural challenges. The workshop is designed to help drive community-engaged research in rural Georgia communities.