Mike Cottrell College of Business fuels economic development
Support from the Cottrells has helped the college lead in the region’s economic development.
Nationally competitive scholarships open doors of opportunity
Four UNG students will travel to Thailand, Kyrgyz Republic, Indonesia, and Russia to spend 10 months as English Teaching Assistants.
East-West connections extend partnerships, intercultural studies
Building partnerships around the world is one way UNG helps prepare students to be leaders in a global and diverse society.
Helping students fulfill their potential
Six years ago, we began a systematic effort to identify and mentor students with potential to receive national competitive scholarships that range from small travel stipends to as much as $165,000.
A team effort
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.
University enrollment hits new record
With 19,722 students enrolled across its five campuses and online in fall 2018, UNG grew 5% over fall 2017.
UNG’s $620 million economic impact boosts regional growth
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.
Nighthawks crack NSA Codebreaker Challenge
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.
White House interns deem experience ‘unforgettable’
Mitchell Fariss, a 2017 UNG graduate, and Evan Setter, a sophomore majoring in political science, interned at the White House during fall 2018.
Hardee leads College of Education as new dean
Dr. Sheri Hardee is the new dean of UNG’s College of Education, but it is not a new setting for her. Hardee has worked at UNG since 2009 and had served as associate dean since 2015.
Mendoza to lead diversity and inclusion efforts across campuses
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.
Stars align for new observatory
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.
Oconeefest raises nearly $16,000 for scholarships
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.
Students mobilize for mock emergency
An on-campus epidemic struck 20 students returning to the U.S. with an unidentified viral microorganism and the university was left to handle the situation without external assistance.
‘Southern Vines’ showcases state’s wine industry
Georgia’s wine industry has experienced a revival that is having a positive impact on tourism and the economy.
Middle grades education program expands to Gainesville
The bachelor’s degree in middle grades education is expanding to UNG’s Gainesville Campus in fall 2019.
Physical therapists’ research aims to limit pain for guide dog users
UNG’s Department of Physical Therapy is breaking new ground in its study of guide dogs, the visually impaired people who use them, and their harness devices.
Deployed Army officer, alumnus surprises daughter and family with commencement visit
Taylor Kirby was one of more than 600 students who was excited to walk across the stage to receive a degree during UNG’s fall commencement ceremonies in December, but she couldn’t have predicted tears flowing before her ceremony even began.
Associate dean retires after 40 years of service
Wes Thomas, associate dean of student involvement, is retiring on June 30 after 40 years of service to UNG.
Senior earns National Science Foundation research award worth $134,000
Caroline Brown keeps making history, and her faculty mentors at UNG aren’t one bit surprised.
Two students receive Boren scholarships
UNG senior and cadet Alexander Ross wants to serve his country as an interpreter.
Commandant earns governor’s commendation
Retired U.S. Army Col. James T. Palmer will retire from his role as commandant of cadets at UNG at the end of June after 20 years in the role, making him the longest-serving Army ROTC commandant in the nation.
Alumnus wins Best Ranger Competition for record third time
UNG alumnus and Army Capt. Mike Rose became the first person to win the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition three times when he and teammate Capt. John Bergman earned a victory at the event in April at Fort Benning, Georgia.
21 cadets earn Distinguished Military Graduate honor
Twenty-one cadets from UNG have been ranked in the top 20% of the nation among more than 5,000 ROTC cadets assessed by U.S. Army Cadet Command for the 2018-19 academic year.
UNG finishes third and repeats ROTC title at Sandhurst
Experience proved beneficial for UNG’s Ranger Challenge team in the international 2019 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition.
Women’s basketball team wins NCAA Southeast Regional
Head Coach Buffie Burson led the UNG women’s basketball team to the best season in its 14 years of NCAA competition, reaching the Division II Elite Eight in 2018-19.
Softball team wins sixth straight PBC title
The UNG softball team won the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) tournament for the sixth year in a row with a string of dramatic victories in early May.
Rifle team finishes record-breaking season
The UNG rifle team completed the season with a program record for its average score of 4,612 and a program-best final national ranking of No. 18.
Make-A-Wish and athletes surprise family
Hope Nix and her family experienced many memorable moments Feb. 13 at UNG.
UNG baseball team wins PBC title
The UNG baseball team earned a share of the regular-season conference Peach Belt Conference (PBC) championship and the No. 1 seed in the 2019 PBC tournament.
Where I Lead: Making computer science accessible
Each year my introductory computer science courses contain a few students with disabilities, and I have seen firsthand the barriers they face.
NISTS: 17 years of advocating for Transfer Students
Dr. Bonita Jacobs recognized an emerging national trend at the turn of the 21st century: the percentage of college students who transferred from one institution to another was growing, but resources to help them and the higher education professionals who serve them were not.
Where I Lead: Advocating for others
This university gives students like me a chance that other universities wouldn’t.
Annual Scholarship Gala
The seventh annual UNG Scholarship Gala held March 29 celebrated a record $1.8 million in scholarship funds awarded to students who entered or attended UNG in fiscal year 2018.
Helping first-generation students succeed at UNG and beyond
Armando Tercero-Escobar never planned to go to college. He intended to get a job after graduating from Gilmer High School.
Alumni Weekend ’19
Revel on the River at Pine Valley.