Sue Myers Smith

Writing, Editing, Photos & the Web

Athens, Ga.

Sue Myers Smith

Writer, editor, web manager and photographer with 12+ years of experience in public relations for higher education.



Global Engagement Annual Report, 2015-16

This annual report describes our campus globalization efforts & provides annual data and stories.
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Education Abroad Brochures and More

Portfolio of brochure, infographic and event designs for Education Abroad at UGA.
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2017 OIE awards honor faculty, staff

The awards recognize outstanding contributions to the university's internationalization.
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Global Engagement Annual Report, 2014-15

This annual report describes our campus globalization efforts & provides annual data.
UGA International Education Link to Story

Service-learning in Costa Rica

For Paula Mellom, a service-learning program in Costa Rica was a chance to return home...
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UGA faculty and staff receive awards from International Ed.

UGA OIE honored seven UGA faculty and staff at the annual International Education Awards Reception.
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Fulbright scholars reach for the stars, explore the coast

UGA faculty in the Fulbright program will research the Chilean coast & examine galactic gas clouds.
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Beyond our borders

From Costa Rica to Indonesia to Uganda, the University of Georgia is involved in vast array of research...
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Global education

The UGA Costa Rica campus offers students the opportunity to plant trees on campus...
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UGA ranked 11th on Open Doors 2015 study abroad list

The University of Georgia has moved up six places to rank 11th for students studying abroad in the 2015 Open Doors Report.
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Georgia Pennants to recruit exchange students to UGA

The pennant design was created to make an attractive takeaway for students at our partner institutions abroad.
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2014 Spring-Summer Aesculapian Alumni Magazine

Work included: portrait and candid photos; layout and images for "Veterinary Medical [Learning] Center construction progress.
UGA CVM Aesculapian (Alumni Magazine) Link to Story


Sue Myers Smith

Clemson Tiger at heart, Georgia Bulldog by trade:

Clemson University captured my heart, and it was there I earned my first bachelor's degree, in economics — truly a fascinating social science — with a minor in creative writing.

I moved to Athens in 1999, entering a master's program in magazine journalism at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Magazines perfectly encompass my passions for writing, editing, design and photography.

After a three-year fling in the world of in-house marketing (and retail management — yikes!) for a local pet store, I began working in public relations for higher education in January 2004. While working full-time at the University, I also completed a second bachelor's degree in fine arts with a concentration in photography.

I currently am the public relations and marketing coordinator for the University of Georgia's Office of International Education, which oversees study abroad, immigration services and international partnerships — all of which are woven into the fabric of work and study at UGA. UGA ranks 11th among four-year research institutions in the U.S. for study abroad participation.

UGA students, as well as international faculty and staff, are the lifeblood of the Office of International Education. My job is to discover their stories and share them with our campus and our stakeholders, showing the positive impact of our campus's globalization efforts.

Previously, I worked for the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine from March 2005 to May 2015, as part of an active and successful external affairs team comprised of public relations professionals, development officers, and a director of alumni relations/special events.

My role was to spread the word about cutting-edge research, medical procedures performed in few other places around the country, success stories of patients who beat the odds, and of course about our amazing veterinary, master's and Ph.D. students!

With the external affairs team, we raised $29 million toward building a new teaching hospital and academic building complex, while also raising millions of dollars each year toward scholarships, professorships, research and other programs for the CVM.