(All photos by Shannah Cahoe Montgomery/UGA)
About 40 new University of Georgia faculty members took a five-day tour of the state that showcased agriculture and agritourism, industry, innovation, the Georgia coast and its rural communities.
From Aug. 6-10, the New Faculty Tour visited 15 cities and passed through 48 counties, introducing faculty who have been at UGA for two or fewer years to the geography, culture, history and economic engines of the state.
During the trip, participants visited:
- Amicalola Falls State Park, the southern gateway to the Appalachian Trail;
- the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta;
- the Georgia state Capitol, where faculty will hear from Georgia House Speaker David Ralston and University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley;
- the UGA Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center at UGA-Griffin;
- the City of Senoia, home to Riverwood Studios and “The Walking Dead”;
- Kia Motors Manufacturing in West Point;
- the Carnegie Library in Americus;
- the UGA-Tifton campus;
- the Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross;
- UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant on Skidaway Island in Savannah;
- the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History in Savannah;
- the Georgia Ports Authority in Garden City; and
- Washington County, a UGA Archway Partnership
The New Faculty Tour is coordinated by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and is made possible by major support from the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. Additional sponsors include the UGA Alumni Association, UGA Foundation, and a multitude of other units and supporters of the University of Georgia.