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What’s happening at Augusta University? Story ideas for Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Here’s what’s going on this week at Augusta University:

Questions about COVID-19 vaccination?

All are encouraged to be vaccinated to protect against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Statistics show the majority of people admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 right now are unvaccinated. Augusta University Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phillip Coule and Dr. Joshua Wyche, assistant vice president of strategic planning and pharmacy services, are available to answer questions. Find the latest information on the AU Health vaccination website.

Three-peat for Best-In-State Employers list

Augusta University has made Forbes’ list of America’s Best-in-State Employers for a third straight year. AU had a $2.7 billion economic impact the last fiscal year and is being recognized on the national level as one of the nation’s best employers. With about 6,500 employees, Augusta University ranks alongside much larger state employers such as Google and Delta Air Lines.

Helping veterans in the workforce

A military-to-civilian resume workshop will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31 at University Hall on the Summerville Campus. It’s a chance for military and veteran students to learn how to put together an effective resume for future jobs and internships away from the military. AU’s Career Services team is available to discuss how the university assists veterans in continuing their educations and entering the workforce. Augusta University was recognized by Military Times this year as a “Best for Vets” institution.

MPA program celebrates 25 years

Augusta University is celebrating 25 years for the Master of Public Administration program. Dr. Wesley Meares, director of the MPA program, is available to discuss the impact students and alumni are making in the community. “Our program is flexible and allows students to pursue their interest in the field of public administration,” Meares said. “Our graduates work in city and county administration, public safety, emergency management, economic development, human resources, planning and higher education, just to name a few of the different areas.”

Interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview. Check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view our list of experts who can help with story ideas.

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Kevin Faigle

Kevin Faigle is Media Relations Specialist at Augusta University. Contact him to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at kfaigle@augusta.edu.

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