CSM students visit PPG: Dr. Andy Todebush, PPG (far left) and Alex George, PPG (far right) with Dr. John Leyba, CSM interim dean (second from right) and Dr. Patricia Todebush, CSM (fifth from right).

UNG chemistry students were invited by the PPG Architectural Coatings Division to tour PPG facilities in Oakwood, Georgia. Dr. Andy Todebush, manager of quality assurance, and Alex George, plant manager, showed the students several areas at this international company, including production, laboratories, health and safety, and distribution. UNG chemistry students learned about material science chemistry, problem solving in an industrial setting, and future careers in this field. Thank you, PPG!

Dr. Linda Purvis (third from left) and poultry science students evaluate egg samples.

The strength of the UNG poultry science program, Gainesville’s fame as “Poultry Capital of the World”, and UNG’s exceptional Mike Cottrell College of Business (MCCB), created the unique opportunity to bridge poultry science with business. CSM students with an Associate of Science (AS) degree in poultry science may now transition to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree at UNG. Strong, innovative academic and research programs, such as these, are catalysts for UNG’s valuable relationships with corporate leaders. In north Georgia, multiple regional and international poultry industry producers are eager to provide poultry science internships and hire UNG graduates. Check out this YouTube video that includes Casey English, Assoc. Poultry Science  ’15. Upon graduation, English worked with Tyson Foods for three years and is now with Cobb-Vantress.