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Road Dawgs spread the benefits of a college education

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The Road Dawgs visited high schools across the state to encourage students to explore the benefits of a college education.

Instead of using their spring break to take a hiatus from university life, over 40 UGA students met at the Arch at 6:30 a.m. to become Road Dawgs. From March 6-9, they visited high schools in metro Atlanta, Laurens County and Twiggs County to meet with and talk to several hundred students about their undergraduate experiences at UGA. Now in its second year, the Road Dawgs program aims to inspire the next generation of college students by encouraging those still in high school to explore the benefits of a college education — and to consider becoming students at UGA.

The Road Dawgs program includes a panel discussion and one-on-one conversations in which the UGA students engage high school students to answer questions about campus life, academic rigor, and future career opportunities. After returning to campus, the students lunched with UGA President Jere W. Morehead March 16 and gave him firsthand accounts about their Road Dawgs experience.