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Spring/Summer 2010


Tom Rodgers Outreach Agent Award Winner

On April 19, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences held its annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony. FCS Dean Laura Jolly presented Susan Howington, Henry County Extension agent, with the Tom Rodgers Outreach Agent Award. Congratulations, Susan!

CAES student receives 2010 Goldwater Scholarship













CAES Honors students Christine Akoh was awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. The national award annually recognizes exceptional undergraduates in mathematics, science and engineering. Akoh, a sophomore from Athens and a graduate of Oconee County High School, is pursuing bachelor´s degrees in food science and interdisciplinary applied science.

Akoh is currently in the second year of the Apprentice Program sponsored by the Honors Program´s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities. She is currently working in the laboratory of food science and technology professor Joseph Frank where she is focusing on the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. She began the research this past summer as a CURO summer research fellow. After earning her UGA degrees in 2012, Akoh plans to pursue a Ph.D. in international nutrition, focusing on global nutrition and health.


CAES/Extension Traditions Golf Tournament

Golf The annual CAES/Extension Traditions Golf Tournament will be held May 20-21, 2010 at the Double Oaks Golf Course in Commerce, GA. Please mark your calendar now and plan to attend. Details will be sent soon.







Fulton County EFNEP Program Assistant, Yettel Santana-Falcon is pleased to announce the birth of her bundle of joy Lucia Jimenez. She was born on July 2, and weighed 7lbs 7oz and was 19 inches long. Mother and baby are doing well. 

Fulton County 4-H Agent Victoria David is pleased to announce the birth of her darling son Eclan Emanuel David III - "Tripp". Tripp was born on July 15 and weighed 6lbs 3oz. Mother and baby are doing well.



Sympathy is extended to Jamie Graham (IT Professional for NE and NW Districts) on the death of her grandfather, who passed away last week. Condolences can be sent to Jamie Graham 128 Hanover Circle, SE Calhoun, Georgia 30701.

Sympathy is extended to Joe Potter (White County Extension) on the death of his son Heath Potter. If you would like to send Joe condolences, his address is 3554 Hwy. 255 S., Cleveland, GA, 30528. All your prayers and thoughts are needed and very much appreciated during this difficult time.

Sympathy is extended to Dan Bland on the death of his mother Mary Alice Bland. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Odyssey HealthCare of Athens, 855 Gaines School Road Suite G, Athens, GA 30605. Dan is a Research Professional II who works in the Small Grains Lab.

CorleySympathy is extended to the family of Will Corley who passed away June 22 following heart surgery. Will was a long-time faculty member in the horticulture department on the Griffin Campus. Before his retirement, he was specializing in wildflower research and was instrumental in the development of many roadside wildflower plantings in cooperation with the DOT. He was preceded in death by his wife, Burma, also a retiree of the Griffin Campus.





Sympathy is extended to the family of Dr. Mike French, who passed away recently. Mike was formerly head of the Extension Crop and Soil Sciences Department at Tifton.  He left UGA to join the administrative staff for Cooperative Extension at the University of Arkansas and remained there until his death.

Sympathy is extended to Becky Chenhall (Walton County) on the death of her mother-in-law Doris Chenhall. Condolences can be sent to Becky at 1201 Beverly Drive Athens, GA 30606.

Sympathy is extended to Kristin Peney (Burton 4-H Center) on the death of her husband Jonathan K. Peney, who was serving in Afghanistan. In lieu of flowers Kristin request memorials be directed to the Rangers Scholarship Fund, Inc.  This is a merit based scholarship fund to provide assistance to the dependents of Rangers to meet the financial cost of continuing their education. Interested persons can learn more about this fund by visiting the web site at: Contributions should be mailed to: Rangers Scholarship Fund, Inc. P.O. Box 52184 Fort Benning, GA, 31995 Donations made payable to: Rangers Scholarship Fund Honoring the Memory of Jonathan K Peney.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Joan Hudson Douglas who passed away on June 4. Ms. Douglas began working as a Cooperative Extension Agent in Douglas County October of 1962 and served the community for 30 years. A memorial service was held on Monday, June 7, 2010 at Douglasville First United Methodist Church.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Dr. Grover Sowell, Jr., who passed away. Dr. Sowell was the first plant pathologist at the Southern Regional Plant Introduction Station (now known as the Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit) on the UGA Griffin Campus. Memorial services for Dr. Sowell will be held at First Christian Church on Saturday, June 19 at 11:30. Visitation will be from 10:30 - 11:15 at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church, Autism Pensacola, or a charity of choice.

Sympathy is extended to Patricia Martin (CEA Richmond County) on the death of her mother. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Truevine Missionary Baptish Church in Mary Lee Harden's name.

Sympathy is extended to Pam Burkey (Coweta County) on the death of her mother. Condolences may be sent to: Pam Burkey, 255 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263.

Sympahty is extended to Charles Lancaster (Catoosa County) on the death of his father-in-law. Condolences can be sent to the Catoosa County Extension office, 43 Maple Street, Ringgold 30736.

Sympathy is extended to the family of James W. "Jim" Dobson, Jr. Jim retired from the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville. He was 85 years old.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Samuel Franklin Gordon.  Franklin retired from the Griffin Campus Physical Plant Department some 10 years ago.  



BerrymanKathy Berryman retired from the college March 31 after 30 years of service to the Griffin Campus.  She began her career in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department and later transferred to the Southern Regional Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program.  Berryman is shown being congratulated by Griffin Campus Assistant Dean Jerry Arkin.