The University of Georgia Student Government Association celebrated the first-ever Destination Dawgs class during the second quarter of UGA football game against Auburn on November 12.

Destination Dawgs is the University of Georgia’s inclusive post-secondary education program that will welcome students to campus in January 2017. This non-degree certificate program will provide students with intellectual disabilities who are transitioning into adulthood with an opportunity to prepare for a career and independent living over the course of five semesters. The Fanning Institute’s partnership with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Institute on Human Development and Disability for the program is to administer the summer leadership academy that brings the class together for its visit to UGA.

Fanning faculty Lori Tiller was among those recognized during the game. Others recognized were Anna Lawrence, Dr. Lisa Ulmer, Lori Tiller, Dr. Carol Britton Laws, Darby Miller and Houston Gaines as well as members of the inaugural Destination Dawgs class: Justin Mejias, Christopher Garrison, Katie Merritt, Britta Clark and Jordan Huffman.