FROG Week marks the transition of incoming freshmen in the Corps of Cadets from civilians to cadets at UNG, one of six senior military colleges in the nation.
With 19,722 students enrolled across its five campuses and online in fall 2018, UNG grew 5% over fall 2017.
UNG had a $620 million economic impact and an employment impact of 6,769 jobs in northeast Georgia during fiscal year 2017, according to an annual study produced for the University System of Georgia.
In the National Security Agency (NSA) Codebreaker Challenge — a highly competitive, 100-day, nationwide cyber contest with 377 schools — UNG placed third, just behind Oregon State and Georgia Tech.
UNG senior Brendyn Melugin, a former U.S. Army paratrooper majoring in psychology, was named the national American Council on Education (ACE) Student of the Year, which is presented to an adult learner who has used ACE credit recommendations to earn a college degree or advance a career.
Mitchell Fariss, a 2017 UNG graduate, and Evan Setter, a sophomore majoring in political science, interned at the White House during fall 2018.
Dr. Sheri Hardee is the new dean of UNG’s College of Education, but it is not a new setting for her.
Dr. Pablo Mendoza, UNG’s first director of diversity and inclusion, has a big charge: promote diversity and inclusion efforts that inform and enrich the university’s teaching, learning and work.
A new state-of-the-art facility will replace UNG’s 20-year-old North Georgia Astronomical Observatory and will feature two new telescopes that will allow students to see deeper into space.
UNG scholarship recipients from Oconee County thanked the community for bolstering their dreams of a college education at the fifth annual Oconeefest scholarship fundraiser in October.