This January, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia has five music education faculty presenting at the Georgia Music Educators Association’s In-Service Conference. Why is nearly an entire area of a music school devoting time and effort at the start of a semester to not just attending, but presenting at a conference?
“With a unique curriculum and extensive research on creative and gifted children, I want to make a difference in the lives of many students,” explained Bonnie Cramond, a professor in the online Educational Psychology, Gifted and Creative graduate programs at the University of Georgia. She is particularly interested in the identification and nurturance of creativity, especially among individuals considered at risk because of their different ways of thinking, such as those misdiagnosed with ADHD, emotional problems, or those who drop out.
The University of Georgia is nationally recognized for being a veteran-friendly school. Part of what makes UGA so welcoming to student veterans are the programs offered through the Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC). Among them are the Student Veteran Transition and the Readiness Coaching programs, now also available to online student veterans. Transition coaching is focused on support for students transitioning into UGA, while readiness coaching is geared more towards career preparation.