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For companies, associations, organizations, etc., use the official name on first reference.
However, be leery of acronyms and initialisms that are used within a given UGA unit but not beyond.
Following AP, do not insert an abbreviation in parentheses following the full name. Use the full name on first use and the abbreviation later, counting on the reader to make the connection; if clarification is necessary, do not use the abbreviation at all.
Note that ampersands are not used in running text; the abbreviations “Co.” and “Inc.” may be used, but they may be omitted entirely in all but the most formal settings, or when necessary for clarity.
Steer clear of B.S., M.A., Ph.D., and similar degree abbreviations when you can. See the entry on degrees.
For all usages, the University of Georgia may be abbreviated as UGA on second reference.
On second reference:
An abbreviation, initialism or acronym may be used if its meaning will be clear to the reader.