Make plans to join us for our alumni tailgate on Saturday, Nov. 11. Enjoy fun, fellowship, food and drink beginning 2.5 hours before kickoff of the UGA-Ole Miss game. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased by Nov. 1.
Ex-PRIZE to support experiential learning and travel
Carolyn Tieger (ABJ ’69) and the Board of Trust have established the Ex-PRIZE, a commitment to making sure that financial needs do not become an obstacle for students to take advantage of learning experiences outside of the classroom.
Tieger, current board chair, worked with Dean Charles Davis to pledge $50,000 to endow a fund that will help match contributions from other alumni. Whether it’s through study abroad, an internship or research, Ex-PRIZE will help students get the experience they need to achieve greater success. The first $100,000 in gifts to Ex-PRIZE will be matched.
Center for Health and Risk Communication releases findings
According to findings from a national survey commissioned by the Grady College's Center for Health and Risk Communication (CHRC), 55% of U.S. adults reported that they would “definitely” or “probably” get a recommended influenza vaccination in the coming months, while 46% plan to receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine.
The percentage of adults likely to get an influenza vaccination is slightly higher than the percentage who received a flu vaccination last season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimated flu vaccination coverage among U.S. adults 18 years or older in 2022-23 was 49%.
Yan Jin is the C. Richard Yarbrough Professor in Crisis Communication Leadership and associate director of the Center for Health & Risk Communication in our ADPR department. She directs the Crisis Communication Think Tank, a group she co-founded in 2018, which brings industry experts and scholars together. The CCTT has an international membership focusing on global challenges ranging from financial crisis to health disasters and geopolitical issues.