February 22, 2021
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The Center for Teaching and Learning is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2023 Lilly Teaching Fellows program.  Faculty in their first, second, or third year of a tenure-track position at UGA are eligible to apply.  The application deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, March 19, 2021. Information and an application form can be found at https://ctl.uga.edu/faculty/faculty-fellows-programs/lilly-teaching-fellows/. To open the application form, click on the “Click here to apply to the 2021-2023 Lilly Teaching Fellows” hyperlink located under the “Application Process” header.

FACING RACISM TOGETHER Virtual Workshop Series

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to announce the FACING RACISM TOGETHER Virtual Workshop Series beginning March 16.  Register now to secure your participation in this important series!  

With protests, demonstrations, and civil unrest over racial injustices reaching all corners of our nation and dominating the news cycle, FACS faculty and staff are feeling the same emotions as other members of the public -- from concern and solidarity, to confusion and anger, from isolation and powerlessness, to excitement and optimism.  They seek a better understanding of the issues underlying these outcries, and they want reliable information, a space to ask questions, and yearn to connect and to feel empowered to help change their communities, country, and world for the better. However, knowing where to start and how to proceed when trying to process and address something as pervasive and divisive as racism can leave individuals feeling overwhelmed.     

The workshop series facilitators are Joan Koonce, Professor and Extension Financial Planning Specialist, and Jason Estep, Extension 4-H Specialist.  Dr. Koonce and Mr. Estep are members of the Coming Together for Racial Understanding Georgia Extension Pilot Cohort and have had extensive facilitation training from the Southern Rural Development Center to lead the workshops.    


Workshop Dates:  

March 16, 2021               12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

March 18, 2021               12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   

March 23, 2021               12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  


At least 10 people must register for the workshop series.  You must be able to attend all six sessions.  The workshop limit is 30.  A flyer is attached with detailed information.  


Registration Deadline – Monday, March 8, 2021.  Register NOW to secure your spot!  

Registration Link:  https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2ujEdtMcg142lj8 


We will recognize and honor the recipients of the 42nd Alumni Awards through a virtual self-guided program on Monday, March 1.

A link to the program will be provided so that you can access at any time and review the content at your leisure. For more information regarding the 42nd FACS Alumni Award recipients, please click here.  

·         Distinguished Alumni Award – DeRetta Rhodes (BSFCS ’92, Ph.D. ’10)

·         Emily Quinn Pou Professional Achievement Awards – Scott Edwards (BSFCS ’20)

·         Outstanding Service Award – Jessica Tripp (BSFCS ’04)

·         Pacesetter Award – Alan Moore, BSFCS (’09, MS ’12)

·         FACS Appreciation Award – John T. Robertson (BS ’74) and Jay Moughon (BS ’79)

·         Creswell Award – Emma Laing (M.S. ’00, Ph.D. ’03)


FACS produces entrepreneurial minded graduates as evidenced by 11 in the Class of 2021 Bulldog 100 https://alumni.uga.edu/b100/, 5 alumni from Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors, 5 from Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, and 1 from Department of Foods and Nutrition. The countdown on Feb. 17th revealed the ranking in the Bulldog 100 for the following FACS alumni in the Class of 2021:

Bulldog 100 - Company Name

FACS Alumnae

Hager Design International Inc.

Doris Hager, ‘80

M. Jeffrey Martin, CPD, LLC

Lynn Martin, ‘84

Maggie Griffin Design

Maggie Griffin ‘08

Fairway Insurance Group, Inc.

John Loftin ‘03

Svaha USA

Jaya Iyer, MS ’03

Hardeman Hobson Waster Services

Mitch Hardeman, ‘93

Heather McElroy Real Estate

Heather McElroy, ’03

Womack Custom Homes

Stephen Womack, ‘05

Dental ClaimSupport

Ryan Delettre ‘06

Eagle Christian Tours

Elizabeth Roes, ‘16

Charlotte Lucas Interior Design

Charlotte Lucas ‘05

Nominations are now open for the Class of 2022!

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next few weeks):

·         No travel planned.

·         The next Dean’s Update will be the week of March 8.


Linda Kirk Fox

Linda Kirk Fox


The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.