The department has an active mission to provide outreach and service. The department is host to the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, has an active role in the development of the State of Education in Georgia annual conference, provided leadership in supporting the lifelong learning institute on campus, and provides training to adult literacy instructors throughout the state of Georgia. One of our faculty members, Lorilee Sandmann, was given the 2013 Distinguished Research Award from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement