Major federal grants go to Georgia Southwestern, Clayton, Georgia State

Schools get grants all the time, but these are significant. There’s additional coverage on Georgia State’s CIBER grant at GlobalAtlanta.com. Grants are a signal of a strong program that’s getting stronger, and they also signal potential scholarships, internships, and other opportunities.

Georgia Southwestern wins $2.3 million in aging grants

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) at Georgia Southwestern State University has announced that it has been awarded two major Federal grants from the Administration on Aging totaling $2,305,713.

The first grant – $1,097,023 over three years – focuses on implementing the REACH II (Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health) intervention for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. This program will be administered through the Coastal Georgia Area Agency on Aging. The second grant – $1,208,690 over three years – will fund the Georgia Care Consultation Project.

Clayton State School of Nursing gets $1 million diversity grant

The School of Nursing at Clayton State University was recently selected to receive a $1,089,000 Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) program grant from the Department of Health and Human Services over the next three years.

The grant will fund two new positions for the SoN with goals to guide the students and enrich the program. Judy Ruvalcaba was hired to fill the new Peer Tutor Coordinator position. Dr. Jim Joy was selected to fill the new Pre-Nursing Science Tutor position.

The ultimate goal for this grant is to increase the diversity of the nursing workforce through 1) pre-entry preparation, 2) retention of current students enrolled in the SoN and 3) cultural competence of students and faculty. A special emphasis is pace on the recruitment of Hispanic students with this grant.

Georgia State receives grant to launch CIBER at Robinson

Georgia State University has received a $1.6 million federal grant to launch the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

The grant, in part funded by the Department of Education, was one of three new awards authorized by the federal government in this cycle, bringing the total number of CIBERs in the U.S. to 34. Created by the U.S. Congress in 1988, these international business centers typically form powerful networks focused on improving competitiveness and providing services and programs that help businesses in the United States succeed in global markets.

The projects include seven strategic areas, including focused activities for teaching the core international business course, a regional higher education consortium for teaching pedagogy, dissemination of emerging market knowledge and less-commonly taught languages.

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Georgia Colleges is published and edited by Jonathan Grant, an Atlanta-based author whose works include the award-winning The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia (University of Georgia Press). He is currently developing a guidebook to Georgia colleges for parents, students, and educators.

Grant graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English. He is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and bureau chief with The Macon Telegraph and served as a Georgia state government spokesman for several years.

He lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife, Judy, and two children–a college freshman and a high school senior. Actively involved in community affairs, he has served as a PTA president, a local school council member, and as a soccer coach for twelve seasons.