Thursday, April 16, 2009

UGA Creates Student Ambassadors Group at Griffin Campus

Eight undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Georgia’s Griffin Campus were recently selected to serve as official hosts and goodwill ambassadors for campus and community events.

The students already have welcomed university officials to the Griffin Campus and have visited with prospective students. They also have traveled to area colleges to help recruit students for programs offered at the Griffin Campus. Jen Williams, assistant professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication at UGA’s Griffin Campus, serves as the group’s faculty advisor.

The 2009 student ambassadors are:

Name Hometown Major
Chris Benton Sharpsburg environmental resource science
Stephen Bowman Senoia environmental resource science
Jennifer Hidalgo Griffin microbiology
Marcus Jones Decatur environmental resources science
Megan McClure Watkinsville agricultural leadership
Trent Tate Locust Grove environmental resource science
Stephanie Thayer Fayetteville microbiology
Lea Tremblay Warner Robins biological science

UGA has offered bachelor’s degree-completion programs since 2005 at the Griffin Campus, which was founded in 1888 as the Georgia Experiment Station. The seven undergraduate majors include agribusiness, biological science, consumer economics, environmental resource science, general business, microbiology and special education. Graduate degree programs also are offered in agricultural leadership and in mathematics education for elementary teachers certified in grades PreK-5.

For more information about UGA’s Griffin Campus, see http://www.uga.edu/griffin.
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