UGA in Washington: Delta Hall dedication ceremony quick facts
February 25, 2015Print
- Tom Jackson
- Tom Jackson
• Purchased in 2013 by the University of Georgia Foundation.
• Named Delta Hall in recognition of a $5 million grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation.
• Houses up to 32 students and additional faculty and staff.
• Includes classrooms, study space, living areas, conference rooms, kitchens, suite-style rooms.
• Three-story, 20,000-square-foot permanent residential facility.
• For a photo of the building, see http://t.uga.edu/1iy.
Grant from Delta Air Lines Foundation:
• $5 million grant to support UGA in Washington.
• Establishes a lecture series and five internships.
• Funding UGA in Washington has been a priority for UGA President Jere W. Morehead and the UGA Foundation board of trustees as they seek to elevate the University of Georgia to greater national stature.
• Quote from Tad Hutcheson, vice president of community affairs for Delta: "The Delta Air Lines Foundation is proud to support the University of Georgia as it expands its reach and provides educational tools and resources to its global student population. Through the new facility in Washington, D.C., we aim to increase exposure for UGA and create a place where students can prosper."
• For more information, see http://t.uga.edu/1g0.
• Constructed in 1931 as a church society and club.
• Was previously home to the American Society of Interior Designers.
• Located at 608 Massachusetts Avenue NE near Stanton Park in the heart of Capitol Hill.
• 10-minute walk from the U.S. Capitol.
• Six blocks from Union Station.
• For a map of the location, see https://goo.gl/maps/OQnjz.
• 29 students are living in Delta Hall for spring semester 2015, representing the largest group in the history of UGA's Washington Semester Program, which is in its seventh year.
• Students represent 17 majors in five UGA colleges.
• They are interning in various offices throughout D.C., including Congress, museums, law enforcement, think tanks, public relations firms and media groups.
• They are taking courses taught by Paul Kurtz, J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law and Associate Dean Emeritus, and Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center.
• Quote from Nylah Oliver, a junior from Atlanta majoring in digital and broadcast journalism and interning with Voice of America: "The exposure and experience I've gained from my internship thus far have been nothing short of amazing. Interning in D.C. has opened up many more doors of endless opportunities. The Washington Semester Program is molding me into a stronger leader and puts me in a place to gain the best experience in my field and to be ahead of the game and more prepared in my major."
UGA in Washington:
• UGA has a long history of promoting and sponsoring internships in Washington, D.C. The Washington Semester Program and the Honors in Washington Program, along with several schools and colleges, have offered opportunities for students to intern and study in the nation's capital for more than a decade.
• The Washington Semester Program was introduced in 2008 to expose more students to the career opportunities available in Washington, D.C., and over time build up a presence in the nation's capital. It is the only University of Georgia program in Washington, D.C., that combines coursework, internships and a residential living environment during the fall or spring semester where students have the opportunity to gain real-world work experience in the U.S. while receiving full-time course credit.
• 262 students have participated in the Washington Semester Program.
• Students receive a minimum $500 scholarship each term provided by the UGA Foundation, designated to offset the increased cost of living and to reward selection into the program.
• For a complete list of current students, their hometowns, years, majors and internship placements, see http://t.uga.edu/1et.
• For more on the Washington Semester Program, see http://dcsemester.uga.edu/.