The University of North Georgia’s (UNG) proposal for a new project titled "Examining and Enhancing Resources and Support for Economically Disadvantaged First Year Students" has been accepted as a Complete College Georgia Collaborative Capacity Grant project and will receive $6,000 in funding.
Complete College Georgia (CCG) is a statewide effort to improve student access to and graduation from institutions of higher education. The Collaborative Capacity grants provide funding for one-time symposia or a series of gatherings to address strategies to meet CCG goals for institutions across the state. The grant’s purpose is to support the convening of faculty and staff from at least two (and preferably more) institutions of higher education to create plans, policies and procedures to assist the institutions and state to better meet CCG goals.
Team members involved with the planning for this project include:
- Sheila Caldwell, director of Complete College Georgia and adviser to the president on diversity, UNG
- Dr. Juliana Lancaster, executive director, Office of Plans, Policies, and Analysis at Georgia Gwinnett College, and proposal project co-leader.
- Susan Smith, associate director of financial aid, UNG
- Erick Jones, director of student money management center, UNG
- Abdul Roux, director of academic transitions, UNG
- Kimberly Jordan, director of financial aid, Georgia Gwinnett College
- Justin Jernigan, dean, school of transitional studies, Georgia Gwinnett College
The project is geared toward assisting students from UNG, Georgia Gwinnett College, University of Georgia, Kennesaw State, Dalton State, Georgia State, and Georgia Highlands College.