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December 20, 2018
Experience UGA Fall 2018 By the Numbers

During the fall 2018 semester, Experience UGA hosted the following students with help of our UGA partners listed below:

  • 762 CCSD pre-K students over the course of 17 grade-level trips in partnership with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia., with two rain cancellations being rescheduled to the spring.

  • 559 CCSD kindergarten students over the course of 7 grade-level trips in partnership with the College of Education.

  • 1,123 CCSD 1st grade students over the course of 13 grade-level trips in partnership with the UGA Trial Gardens, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, and the College of Pharmacy.

  • 1,098 CCSD 3rd grade students over the course of 2 grade-level trips in partnership with the Department of Theatre and Film Studies.

  • 592 CCSD 5th grade students over the course of 7 grade-level trips in partnership with the Georgia Museum of Art and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

  • 490 CCSD 7th grade students over the course of 4 grade-level trips in partnership with the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

  • 307 CCSD 10th grade students over the course of 2 grade-level trips in partnership with the College of Environment and Design.

  • 350 CCSD 12th grade students over the course of 3 grade-level trips in partnership with the Career Center, the Health Center, the Law School, and the Fanning Institute.

  • 15 CCSD 9th-12th grade students from Classic City High School for 1 Student Affairs Enrichment Trip.

  • Total Number of Trips: 56

  • Total Number of CCSD Students Served: 5296

  • Total Number of UGA Students Engage: 1,000+

  • Colleges and Units Partnered with: 14

December 4, 2018
Experience UGA Selects 2019 Experience UGA Student Ambassadors

The Experience UGA Ambassador program recruited its thrid class of UGA student Ambassadors to serve for the 2019 year. 17 new ambassadors have committed themselves to serve as ambassadors for the University of Georgia to the Clarke County School District through their work with the Experience UGA trips. These students will commit their time to working with Experience UGA trips at all grade levels, recruiting volunteers, developing fundraising initiatives, and enhancing our social media presence. They will also spend time hearing from different capus and community members, attending meetings, and fully engaging and immersing themselves in the program and their community surrounding the University of Georgia. This program has also been approved by UGA’s Experiential Learning Committee to count as meeting the standards to be included on UGA’s Experiential Learning Transcript for Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and College of Public Health. We look forward to continuing to grow this program and its engagement with the community.

2019 Experience UGA Ambassadors
  • Abby Webster, Sophomore, Biological Sciences Major
  • Ana Kilgore, Sophomore, Math Major
  • Fatimah Fofana, Sophomore, Nutritional Science Major
  • Kayla Pillay, Sophomore, Pharmaceutical Sciences Major
  • Isabella Ristuccia, Junior, Communications Major
  • Rachel Moore, Sophomore, Communication Studies Major
  • Rachel Larson, Junior, Journalism Major
  • Tamaya Browder, Sophomore, Health Promotion Major
  • Ashley Galanti, Freshman, Journalism and Engineering Major
  • Micah Wray, Freshman, Intended Marketing Major
  • Bola Olateru, Freshman, Biology Major
  • Katelyn Centers, Sophomore, English Education
  • Rachel Hill, Freshman, Pre-Pharmacy
  • Erik Quillian, Freshman, Biological Science Major
  • Leyeama Johnson, Junior, International Affairs Major
  • Makda Emesghen, Freshman, Psychology Major
  • Sara Ahmed, Freshman, Pre-Pharmacy Major
 
November 28, 2018
Department of Theatre and Film Studies Creates New Film Project for 3rd Graders

Experience UGA hosted all of the Clarke County School District’s 3rd graders for an art and performance experience at the UGA Fine Arts Theatre hosted by the Department of Theatre and Film Studies over the course of two dates, Nov. 27 and 28. This year, the Department of Theatre and Film studies with assistance from Dan Smith with the Clarke County School District created a collaborative film project and worked with the schools to gather specific film shots of the students that were be used to create an interactive film featuring shots from all of the students at each school along with additional special effects. The film will was screened during their trip and used to engage in a discussion and demo about the use of special effects in film.

The students also saw a play written by the UGA Children’s Theatre Troupe based on the Armenian folktale “The Tailless Fox.” This trip is sponsored through a grant from AthFest Educates.

Thanks to a grant from AthFest Educates, transportation was covered for all 3rd grade students in the Clarke County School District to attend this trip.