Franklin College

Memoirs of a Southern Liberal

Posted 10 months 1 week ago
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Robert H. Ayers, 98-year-old former chaplain and head of the department of religion in the Franklin College, recently published Memoirs of a Southern Liberal:

Dr. Robert Ayers' life has been that of a “radical preacher” for decades, never afraid to ruffle feathers, when true Christian change has been necessary.  As an early proponent for racial integration in the South, he angered the power establishment.  As an advocate for the rights and dignity of sharecroppers, he upset the land owners.  As a believer in applying the actual lessons of Jesus in every day life, combined with his...

New associate deans, director of development

Posted 1 year 1 month ago
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Administrative changes in the dean's office took effect this month as we also welcomed a new senior director of development to the Franklin College and UGA:

Jean Martin-Williams will serve as associate dean for the Fine and Performing Arts, and Thomas Mote will serve as the associate dean for the Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Both move from faculty positions within Franklin College. 

The college also welcomed new senior director of development Michael "Mick" Cumbie, who comes to UGA from the College of Coastal Georgia where he served as the vice president for...

Amazing Student Madison Jones

Posted 1 year 2 months ago
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As we welcome the next amazing class of UGA students, highlighting achievements in rigorous academics and service to the campus community like those of Madison Jones gives us an idea of what it's all about at UGA:

My favorite things to do on campus are...

I love meeting friends for a quick bite at Bolton between classes since cooking is hard and the commuter meal plan is a gift to mankind. My favorite activities on campus probably happen inside the classrooms, though. My English professors and fellow classmates provide amazing discussions and a wonderful atmosphere,...

First-Year Odyssey Seminars

Posted 1 year 2 months ago
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Next week, incoming freshmen begin a new chapter in the momentous journey that has brought them to UGA. One of the great new experiences awaiting them on campus is the First-Year Odyssey seminar program:

an exciting time to engage, experience and explore the opportunities available to you at the University of Georgia. The First-Year Odyssey seminars are designed to introduce you to the academic life of the University. These seminars will allow you to engage with faculty and other first-year students in a small class environment to learn about the unique academic culture the...

Staff Appreciation Week

Posted 1 year 4 months ago
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The people who make the UGA learning environment function at such a high level are often out of sight but also all around you. Any visitor notices a well-run campus - from immaculate landscaping to delicious food and orderly parking decks. Students and faculty rely on staff for everything from administrating contracts and grants to advising plus the million things in between.

The Franklin College held our Staff Appreciation Reception yesterday at the MLC, where several individuals were honored with Excellence in Service Awards and more were recognized for their Years of...

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