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Five years ago
Gainesville State College
North Georgia College & State University
became
UNG: University of North Georgia
Together, we have become a
leading regional university and
a driving force for educational
opportunity and attainment.
Dr. Bonita Jacobs, president of the University of North Georgia
As we began consolidation, I asked us to imagine. To imagine what we can become as
we become the largest institution to serve a 30 county region in Northeast
Georgia. To imagine what we can become as we provide additional opportunities for
our students. To imagine what we can become as we create a roadmap for
students to be able to live and work in Northeast Georgia.
It has been a remarkable journey and I am amazed at our tremendous success.
Change is difficult, but change also reveals the character of an organization
and the members of that organization.
I have long said that the resiliency and
dedication of our faculty and staff are the single most reasons why we have been
successful throughout our consolidation. Our students are doing well.
Our communities and our alumni are supportive.
We are garnishing more recognitions every single year.
As a result of consolidation, yes we have
impacted regional economic development. We have created opportunities for students.
We have used our multiple pathways as a vehicle to be able to
serve the greater good for this region. In addition, consolidation has positioned
us for increased opportunities. Opportunities for research grants, for
national recognitions, and for other partnerships.
As we reflect on our achievements, it gives us energy and encouragement to accomplish even more.
Celebrating our Success
Enrollment has grown from 14,221 in spring 2013 to 18,782 in fall 2017
More than 13,400 degrees & academic certificates awarded
National accolades: Forbes’ Best Colleges U.S. News’ Top 25 Public Universities in the South Kiplinger’s Best College Values
UNG students have earned numerous highly competitive national scholarships, including 12 Fulbright awards since 2013
Since 2013, President Bonita Jacobs has awarded nearly $800,000 to support meaningful research and scholarly and creative activities
UNG Foundation awards more than $10 million in scholarships, raises more than $17 million in last five fiscal years
Student Money Management Center teaches financial literacy, responsibility
Research and grant awards of more than $10 million since 2013 support student success initiatives, enhance instruction
New campuses in Cumming and Blue Ridge expand educational opportunities
Bachelor’s degree opportunities at the Gainesville Campus increase from 8 to 21
UNG has more than 30 educational partnerships around the world
UNG expands to teach 12 languages, supported by $3.6 million in grants
Since 2013, four UNG cadets have placed in the top 10 in the nation
414 UNG cadets commission as Army officers and more than 130 earn Distinguished Military Graduate honors
UNG teams win slots in elite Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, 2014 and 2017
Mike Cottrell College of Business: AASCB-accredited; MBA named as one of top 5 public programs in Georgia;
Best for Vets; New programs in cyber security and technology leadership
NSA designates UNG as Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
BB&T; Center for Ethical Leadership helps students fulfill leadership potential
New Public Safety Academy embeds POST certification in criminal justice degree
Graduate programs grow, including Georgia’s first graduate degree in human services
Department of Visual Arts earns national accreditation
UNG opens first 3D printer MakerBot Innovation Center in Georgia
Closing in on 40 years, Gainesville Theatre Alliance continues to wow audiences
Four-year nursing program expands to Gainesville Campus with new virtual hospital
Through cREATe, UNG and Georgia Tech students design devices to help physical therapy patients
UNG partners with community to improve healthcare through grant initiative
Two faculty earn national recognition for STEM education
Three students win internships with U.S. Department of Energy
Three students earn internships with National Institutes of Health
New College of Education graduate programs include International Baccalaureate certificate,
Diversity certificate, new doctoral degree
IESA earns $600,000 federal grant to expand programs and designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence
UNG Athletics: National Make-A-Wish leader; 2017 NCAA DII National Award of Excellence;
Peach Belt Commissioner’s Cup; Lindsay Reeves wins Administrator of the Year, 2014
Softball team wins National Championship in 2015,
Baseball team competes in National Championship in 2017
Rifle team moves up to NCAA DI, wins championship in first year of SoCon play
Community partnerships, like the UNG Summer Food Program, meet community needs
while providing resume-building experiences for UNG students
UNG’s Professional & Continuing Education team earns: Best of Forsyth in Corporate Training;
LEAD Award for PCE’s Leadership and Supervision Certificate achieving Top 10 National Ranking;
LEAD Award for PCE’s Human Resources Management Certificate achieving Top 10 National Ranking
New facilities and renovations transform academic and student spaces
Convocation center will provide a new venue for large events and athletics
Gainesville Campus readies to expand into Lanier Tech facilities
Five years
Five campuses.
#OneUNG
UNG: University of North Georgia

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