News from the Office of Institutional Diversity at the University of Georgia
Volume 22 • No. 1 • Fall 2022
The University of Georgia is a place of innovation, ideation and creativity. We are always looking to the future and the next big idea. We are developing solutions to the grand challenges of our time, as we also anticipate the challenges that lie ahead. This energy and commitment are two of the many reasons that our campuses are so dynamic and our community is so engaged. We are also a place that recognizes and celebrates our rich history. This newsletter is a testament to some of the ways in which we can accomplish great things at UGA. MORE
UGA dedicates Black-Diallo-Miller Hall
University officials and honorees cut the ribbon on the newly constructed Black-Diallo-Miller Hall.
The new residence hall named in honor of Harold Alonza Black, Mary Blackwell Diallo and Kerry Rushin Miller, the first African American students to enroll as freshmen at UGA and graduate, opened this fall. MORE
Professor addresses domestic violence in the Korean American community
In 2021, eight Asian women were killed in Atlanta, prompting conversations about violence against Asian Americans. Joon Choi, an associate professor in the School of Social Work, researches domestic violence prevention, specifically asking how faith leaders play into that conversation in the Korean American community. MORE
McBay Science Library dedicated for UGA alumna
The University of Georgia dedicated its science library on Oct. 7 for Shirley Mathis McBay, the first Black student to receive a Ph.D. from the university and the first woman to earn a doctorate in mathematics from UGA. She was a groundbreaking educator, advocate and administrator. MORE
Stepping Stones UGA app traces history-making paths of UGA desegregation
This augmented reality iPhone app, developed by a team of New Media Institute (NMI) students, provides a guided virtual tour of a few of the most significant scenes on campus and in Athens when Charlayne Hunter-Gault (ABJ ’63) and Hamilton Holmes desegregated the university by enrolling as students in 1961. MORE
Victor K. Wilson, UGA’s vice president for student affairs, received the Distinguished Service Award that includes $100,000 to establish a scholarship in his name. The award recognizes a UGA employee or volunteer with a record of impactful and selfless service to others. MORE
UGA receives its ninth consecutive higher education diversity award
Undergraduate students Cammi Chaves and Amari Allen study inside of Studio 225, part of UGA’s Innovation District.
The University of Georgia’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence has earned national recognition every year since 2014. MORE
UGA project helps veterans with mental health
Leading up to Veterans Day, student veterans placed 700 flags in the UGA Memorial Garden in honor of the 700,000 veterans in the state of Georgia.
University of Georgia researcher Brian Bauer was recently awarded $250,000 by Mission Daybreak, a part of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ 10-year strategy to end veteran suicide through a comprehensive, public health approach. MORE
Harris, a UGA senior pursuing a degree in wildlife sciences, combs through thousands upon thousands of trail camera photos to better understand Athens-area wildlife. MORE
Swank, a UGA junior, dominates on the racetrack and on campus as a double major in advertising and marketing. His ultimate target is to race in the NASCAR Cup Series. MORE
Templeton, an academic advisor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, uses research to help lead students through the decision-making process to find where their passions fit into academia. MORE
As director of student transitions, McConnell leads a team that runs Dawg Camp, Welcome UGA and more to make the major transition to starting college as smooth and supported as possible. MORE
Gomillion, assistant professor in the College of Engineering, is in the business of growing cultures. First are the cell cultures she uses to engineer tissues for breast cancer research. Then there’s the culture of collaboration and learning in her lab, where she’s cultivating the next generation of biomedical scientists. MORE
Kim’s goal with his teaching is to help people become innovators through thinking and doing. He practices this teaching philosophy regularly as the Dan Magill Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Sports Communications in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. MORE
Giving to the Office of Institutional Diversity
A contribution to the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) will help support a variety of initiatives that foster diversity at UGA. OID provides and supports programming, such as recruitment and retention efforts, diversity scholarship funding, pre-collegiate learning opportunities, and faculty and student mentoring events.
Please contact us at (706) 583-8195 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ways to give and we will work to ensure your charitable giving needs are met.
To donate online or learn more, go to https://diversity.uga.edu/about/giving_to_diversity/.