Fall 2016


A Man with a Fiduciary Mission

For many of the students Michael Gene Thomas helped, he realized this meant transforming their relationships with their money

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Kim Skobba

Skobba went on to receive a master’s degree in design, housing and apparel from the University of Minnesota, then a Ph.D. while working in the non-profit housing sector

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UGA receives $8.2 million grant to support families in Georgia child welfare system

A team of UGA faculty members, led by FACS researcher Ted Futris, has received an $8.2 million grant to improve the lives of children and families in the child welfare system in Georgia

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Hygiene Closet

The FACS Hygiene Closet, which provides a variety of free hygiene items for students to access as needed, launched in March

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Bringing Nutrition to Fruition

Caree Cotwright gave a TEDxTalk about her vision for raising nutrition awareness through the creative arts

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A Partnership from the Ground Up

Students were charged to create plans and modifications for the homes of three Georgia farmers with disabilities

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UGA joins fabric revolution

UGA is a partner in a new national public-private consortium to revolutionize the fiber and textiles industry

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UGA CURO program to expand to 500 students in 2016-17

CURO offers UGA undergraduates the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research regardless of discipline, major or GPA

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Roy Martin

With dozens of publications to his credit and a combined 40 years as a professor and researcher, Martin displays all the requisites of a FACS Honor Hall of Recognition inductee

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Burton family invaluable to FACS

Burton created “Coastal Bermuda” grass and other nutritious hybrid grasses that now cover more than 10 million acres across the world

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