Campus Partner Impact Award

New Student Orientation
Campus Partner Impact Award

2023 Recipients

Jennifer Patrick

She has worked in Franklin College since 2003, first as an Academic Advisor, then as the Coordinator for Student Academic Services.

She received Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Psychology from Swarthmore College, and a Master of Art in English and a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development from UGA.

In addition to her role with New Student Orientation, Jennifer runs the Franklin College Connect and Complete program, and coordinates communication between academic advisors, Franklin departments, and the Franklin Dean’s Office including publishing a weekly newsletter for advisors. Outside of her work at UGA, she is a published novelist.

Jennifer enjoys the enthusiasm and excitement that the incoming students bring to campus during Orientation.

Her piece of advice to incoming students is “Classes are important, but life balance is, too. Make sure to hold time for studying and for living.”

Gregg Hudson

His responsibilities include all things related to the daily operations of O-House (Oglethorpe Dining Commons). He co-manages the Auxiliary Ambassador Team during the summer working with New Student Orientation and serves as the Chair for the Elevation Agency that promotes ” Serving the Mission of UGA- You + Me = WE Elevate the G” in addition to being a UGA Mentor.

Gregg has a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy From UGA, graduating in the Winter of 1993.

During his professional career, Gregg has worked two jobs for the past 30 years: 1993 to 2000 for the S&A Corporation managing Bennigan’s and from 2001 until present he has worked for UGA Dining Services.

He enjoys working with New Student Orientation because he gets to meet the new incoming class of future UGA graduates, have a positive impact on the students and their families/support groups, and give/show everyone true southern hospitality which makes UGA unique.

His advice for incoming students is “Because you were accepted to the University as a student, spend time to become the best student you can be. There will be plenty of time after you graduate to do non-scholastic activities.”