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2014-2015 Student Alumni Council

Mark Rush - Class of 2015

President

Major: Political Science and Economics

My experience at the University of Georgia has been absolutely incredible. UGA truly is “the fairest in the southland” and it has developed me into the person I am today. Being part of the Student Alumni Council has been the best thing I have done with my time here at UGA. This past year I served as Events Chair for SAC and am now honored to serve this amazing group as SAC President in 2014-2015. I eagerly look forward to leading one of the best student groups on campus to do great things for UGA. I know we will continue to instill a culture of giving on campus and make a positive impact on this university. Outside of the Student Alumni Council I am a Leadership Fellow in the Institute of Leadership Advancement and have served as an ambassador for the School of Public and International Affairs. I was able to study abroad in China this past summer thanks to the Honors International Scholars Program. I also work as a student assistant in the Office of the President on campus. I continue to be amazed at how much UGA has given me and cannot wait to see what else is in store. Go Dawgs!

 

Derek Cole Hammock - Class of 2015

Vice President

Major: Accounting with a Business Professionalism Certificate and Personal & Organizational Leadership Certificate

Each day I am reminded of how blessed I am to be a student at the University of Georgia; a lifelong dream that came true in fall of 2011. The best years of my life so far have been here in Athens, mostly due to my involvement on the Student Alumni Council, in which I am going into my third and final year. As immediate past President, I now have the honor and privilege of serving as Vice President of the Student Alumni Council for the 2014-2015 academic year. Two years ago I received the 2012-2013 SAC Member of the Year Award. Within SAC, I also served as a coordinator for the Class of 2017 G Book. My involvement outside of SAC includes the Leonard Leadership Scholars Program in the Institute for Leadership Advancement within the Terry College of Business. I serve on the executive board of LLSP as the Legacy Intern. In the past year I have been inducted into the Blue Key National Honor Society and International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma. I am very passionate about UGA and the impact that SAC makes on campus, in the community, and among alumni. I look forward to working with my fellow council members to reach new heights by further stimulating campus involvement in, and instilling a culture of giving through, the Student Alumni Association. Go Dawgs!

 

Dowdy White - Class of 2016

Secretary

Major: Agricultural Communication

With Bulldawg Pride and a “southern drawl,” I hail from the small, rural, South Georgia town of Cordele. I am a third year at the University of Georgia pursuing a degree in Agricultural Communication with a Pre-Law intent. I have been around agriculture and football all of my life and with the Student Alumni Council, I have the opportunity to represent an amazing school known for both of these traditions. I am a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and I am a Student Ambassador for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 

With the University of Georgia being such a big place, it is very nice to have a group of people to turn to for help whenever I need it. It is nice to have a UGA family. The Student Alumni Council is my family here at UGA and I am proud to represent them and the UGA Alumni Association. Coming to UGA from such a small town was really an eye-opener for me because it opened my eyes to new opportunities that I never had at my small high school. Becoming involved on campus here at UGA has given me the courage and knowledge to figure out my place here at UGA and figure out how to balance my time and busy schedule. My goal at UGA is to learn, grow, and support the Dawgs. 

 

Heath Robinson - Class of 2015

Programs Chairperson

Major: Psychology and Biology

I am proud to call myself a Georgia Bulldog. From the beauty that encompasses North Campus daily to the energy felt around Tate during a typical day of school. I am very involved with Reformed University Fellowship, an on-campus Christian ministry. I also enjoy the field of science, specifically in the area of Neuroscience, and hope to continue pursuing this passion after graduation. I am excited to be serving as a Student Alumni Council member and am even more excited, as well as honored, to be serving as Programs Chair this year. I believe that the Student Alumni Association, as representatives of the Alumni Association, have a unique opportunity to promote establishment of a firm relationship between students and the University, especially amongst those alumni who have gone before us. This relationship between student and University starts the moment students take their first steps on campus and continues many years later as alumni walking under the Arch. I am excited to be a part of a University that as our Alma Mater states is “Ever crowned with praise and glory, Georgia hail to thee!”

 

Walter "Tripp" Brooks - Class of 2015

Events Chairperson

Major: Exercise and Sport Science

I am currently a fourth year at UGA and am starting my second year with the Student Alumni Council. Being born and raised in and around Athens, I have been a Dawg my whole life, and have loved my time here at UGA. SAC has given me the opportunities to not only expand my network, but also to experience what this University has to offer me. I have made valuable friendships through SAC and learned a lot about what makes this school so successful. Most importantly, I have learned how to give back to this school and my community. Talking with alumni about everything we do and hearing stories from their time here at UGA is very exciting to me, and further encourages me to give back. Aside from the Student Alumni Council, I am a brother of Sigma Nu Fraternity, where I serve on the Honor Board. I have also served on the Community Service Committee of the Interfraternity Council. I absolutely love this University and am looking forward to another great year!

 

Raven Gibson - Class of 2015

Membership Chair

Major: Cognitive Science

As a second-year member of the Student Alumni Council, I am absolutely humbled by the opportunity to serve our collegiate community in a way that so incredibly impacts the University. I am excited to work with such driven, kind, and passionate students in an effort to maintain the rich traditions of UGA's past, while advancing our great school as a beacon of innovation well into its radiant future. In addition to being a member of SAC, I am a Resident Assistant in the Brumby Community, a Teach for America Rising Leaders Fellow, and spoken word artist, and educator. I have previously served in organizations such as UGA for Teach for America, Volunteer UGA, and the Dean of Students Advisory Board. I sought after involvement with the Student Alumni Council because of the vitality in its approach to the student body and its ability to cultivate endearments to our university that can last generations.

I am looking forward to assisting students in building their personal legacies, while simultaneously fortifying even more the legacy of the University of Georgia. The tools and the guidance that I am sure I will acquire as a member of SAC will further develop me as not only a leader, but an exemplary Georgia Bulldawg. It is my sincerest hope to inspire in the student body great fervor, commitment, and Bulldawg excellence alongside my fellow SAC members - as SAC once did, and I am quite sure will continue to do, for me. GO DAWGS.

 

Alexander Carruth - Class of 2015

Marketing Chairperson

Major: Public Relations

As a first generation Bulldawg, my mission at the university is simple: to take full advantage of all the 'fairest of the Southland' has to offer. Through my time at UGA, I have had the pleasure of participating in organizations ranging from philanthropies and publications to those that based on leadership development such as SAC. Currently, I give back to UGA by serving in the following roles: Editor-in-Chief of the Chapel Bell, President of the Georgia Recruitment Team, Marketing Chair of SAC, and Director of External Affairs for UGA HEROs. Whether I am screaming until my throat hurts in Sanford or enjoying the sounds and sights of Herty Field, every day I am reminded of how lucky I am to call myself a member of the Bulldawg Nation and every day I am thankful for the many opportunities the university has given me. That is why I joined SAC. To give back to the institution that has provided me with the greatest experiences I have ever had and for crafting me into the person I am today. In my final year as a member of SAC, I look forward to continuing to encourage my peers to join me in giving back to UGA, completing my G Book and finally calling myself a tradition keeper, and leaving a legacy of bettering the Bulldawg Nation, my Athens, my home.

 

Ola Ayeni - Class of 2017

Major: Marketing

People say college is an investment that pays off later in life, but for me the University of Georgia has already provided immediate benefits. My first year at UGA has been abundant with professional and academic opportunities, incredible friends and plenty of entertainment. The people, alone, make the university what it is, which is more than awesome! At my job at the Visitors Center on campus, we are encouraged to simply be great and I have found that each bulldawg in this nation does exactly that. My involvement with organizations has allowed me to really take advantage of the opportunities at UGA. Starting my year off with Student Government Freshman Forum, I got the chance to network with other first year students and complete community service with them. Additionally, I grew as a leader by being part of Georgia Daze which focuses on recruiting minority students to the university. I was able to host a potential student which gave me the chance to express my love of UGA to someone else. I also volunteer as a learning coach for an Athens Clarke-County student and help them have a deeper understanding of mathematics. Now that I have the chance to be part of the Student Alumni Council and continue to spread my love of UGA to both current students and alumni, I cannot help but be excited to wake up every morning in the best city around!

 

Khadijah Brown - Class of 2016

Major: Health Promotion

Every day when I wake up I am thankful to attend the University of Georgia. It is always amazing to know that some of the most creative and vibrant people call this place home. I have been able to explore this beautiful campus through many organizations, which I am grateful to have grown and learned so much from. The John Fontaine Student Advisory Board, Service Ambassadors, Thomas Lay After-School Program, and BEST are some of the organizations that have defined and help shape my experience thus far. I am so appreciative to be a part of SAC and I am looking forward to keeping the rich traditions alive here on campus, while fostering a sense of community. Glory, glory to ole Georgia!

 

Logan Brown - Class of 2016

Major: Marketing

I am very honored and excited to serve on the Student Alumni Council. Ever since I was a little girl, my dad has taken me to Georgia football games “Between the Hedges.” I have always loved the rich tradition and positive community of the Bulldawg nation, so I was thrilled when I became a UGA student. Since beginning my educational career at Georgia, I have enjoyed being involved in many student organizations that give me the opportunity to make a difference and give back to our great university. In addition to the Student Alumni Council, I have enjoyed being a member of the Student Government Association, CRU (Campus Crusade Ministry), UGA Miracle, and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. UGA has blessed me with so many wonderful opportunities, and I am extremely proud to serve on the Student Alumni Council!

 

Erin Burnett - Class of 2017

Major: Agricultural Communications

Hailing from the small town of Sale City, GA, I am an Agricultural Communications major studying for a certificate in International Agriculture here in the home of the Dawgs, the University of Georgia, which I am so proud to now serve as a member of the Student Alumni Council. As the great Larry Munson said, “there is no institution worthy of such loyalty” than the University of Georgia. I am incredibly excited to serve as the student liaison to alumni, because I know that, without the support alumni have given the University of Georgia, I would not be able to attend. Currently, I am the Alumni and Public Relations Chair for the professional sorority Sigma Alpha in addition to being a member of Block and Bridle and 4-H. I am a second year and this is my first year on SAC. I cannot wait to help all other students experience the traditions “worthy of such envy” here at the university. Even after walking through that famous Arch, I know the relationship I have with the University of Georgia will continue to last. I can only hope to foster the same sense of pride in the red in black in my fellow students that has grown within my heart.

 

Kimberly Caldwell - Class of 2015

Major: Marketing

I come from a long line of Bulldawgs and serving the University of Georgia has been instilled in me since a young age. My Grandfather was Dean of the Law School (1933-1935), President of the University of Georgia (1935-1948) and Chancellor for the Board of Regents (1948-1964). My father and my oldest brother have also graduated from UGA. I’ve been attending football games “Between the Hedges” since I was six months old, and UGA has always been my dream school. I am proud to say this will be my third year on the Student Alumni Council and it’s an honor to represent the university I love so dearly. I served as an editor for the Class of 2017 edition of the G Book, I was senior editor for the Class of 2018 G Book and I’m also involved in Greek Life as a member of Alpha Chi Omega. I'm currently a fourth year majoring in marketing and I hope to pursue a career in marketing or sales after graduation. GO DAWGS!

 

Briana Clark - Class of 2017

Major: Criminal Justice and Political Science

Being the daughter of a former Bulldog, red and black has run through my veins from a very young age. I have always heard that UGA was the best school in the Nation, but because of SAC I have been able to experience it first-hand. SAC has given me the opportunity to not only be a student at UGA, but to be a part of its rich history. It has also given me the opportunity to bridge the gap between students and alumni. In addition to being a member of SAC, I am also a member of UGA Heroes as well as the UGA Mock Trial Team. When I am not working on my Criminal Justice and Political Science degrees, I am mentoring young students at a local elementary school. I also enjoy playing volleyball, reading, and watching Batman.

When asked “why UGA?”, I cannot decide between the rich culture, fascinating history, academic enrichment, lively football games, Hairy Dawg, or the diverse student body. As soon as I stepped foot on campus, the culture of Athens completely consumed me. Although I only have three more years at the University of Georgia, I will continue to give back to this great university. The most important lesson that I have learned from SAC is once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog.

 

Emilie Clarke - Class of 2016

Major: Communication Studies

I am honored to be a member of the Student Alumni Council. Born and raised a Bulldawg, I knew I wanted to be a part of this great organization that gives so much back to my beloved school. From the first time I stepped on campus as an enrolled student, upholding traditions and preserving the great education UGA offers for future generations was important to me. Apart from SAC, I wanted to be involved with other organizations that focus on serving others. I am proud to represent the UGA Housing Association as an upcoming Resident's Assistant, helping to usher in UGA’s next generation. I am also a Freshman Small Group Leader for the Wesley Foundation’s “Freshley”. As a member of the Habitat for Humanity, International Justice Missions, and any other service I can find to fill my time with I am truly blessed to be at the greatest university in the nation. GO DAWGS!

 

Callie Dailey - Class of 2016

Major: Human Development and Family Science

Since I was a little girl, I knew the University of Georgia was where I wanted to spend my college experience.  Upon arrival to the Classic City from a small town in southeast Georgia, I immediately realized I needed to find my new “roots.”  I believe the Student Alumni Council is giving me the amazing opportunity to become more than a student and become embedded in the passion and traditions that uphold this great university.  In addition to the Student Alumni Council, I am also involved in other organizations on campus.  I am a member of UGA Miracle which raises money for Children’s Miracle Network directly benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; as a member of the Hospital Relations committee within UGA Miracle, I am able to visit and interact with children during their stay in the hospital who have severe illnesses or injuries.  I am also a member of Collegiate 4-H in which I participate in many volunteer opportunities within the Athens community.  By being active in these organizations as well as the Student Alumni Association, I believe I am further deepening my roots into the university and becoming more than just a student. 

 

Mica David - Class of 2015

Vice President

Major: Nutrition Science with a minor in Public Health

Never would I have thought as a first year that I would be granted with so many opportunities and resources that I have available to me as a fourth year. Some of these opportunities have been made possible through the Student Alumni Council. I served as a member of the Programs Committee and as a G Book Editor, and last year, I served as the Vice President of SAC. Aside from my strong commitment to SAC, I am also the Planning Director of Georgia Daze and a proud member of the Eta Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. When I am not busying myself with academics and organization involvement, I am somewhere drinking tea or volunteering with local elementary school’s science endeavors or nutrition gardens.

The Student Alumni Council has taught me so much about the traditions and spirit of UGA. We are truly creating history at the first state-chartered public university. What makes UGA even better is the continuous support of alumni. Having the opportunity to be a leader and serve in an organization that upholds the values of UGA make me proud to be a part of the Bulldawg family!

 

William Ferrand - Class of 2015

Major: Economics

Growing up in Sandy Springs, GA, I never knew much about the University of Georgia. Most of my family went to school in Virginia, and for the longest time I never imagined myself going anywhere other than UVA in Charlottesville. That is, until my sister became a Dawg. Within a couple of hours of me staying with her in Creswell, I knew that I wanted to go to Georgia.

As a student, Georgia has given me so many great opportunities. In addition to my regular classes, I have been involved with UGA Miracle, UGA Jazz Ensemble, the Economics Society, and Volunteer UGA. I also had the privilege of going on a Jazz study abroad in Alessandria, Italy two summers ago. When I’m not studying or volunteering, my favorite thing to do is to live Georgia traditions. Every time I ring the Chapel Bell, sing “Glory” at the top of my lungs in Sanford Stadium, or go out of my way to walk around the Arch, I know I’m building a bond with UGA that will last a lifetime. As such, I am incredibly excited to spend my last year as an undergrad serving with the Student Alumni Council, where I hope to help current students forge that same lasting connection to UGA that I have. Go Dawgs!

 

Derric Fray - Class of 2017

Major: Business Management

My experience here at UGA has far exceeded any expectations which I once had about school. From meeting new faces on campus, to exploring new places in the “Classic City.” The Bulldawg pride within me grows every day due to the wonderful occurrences I have had thus far and will continue to encounter. I am passionate about UGA because of the many open doors I have received just by being a Bulldawg and the ability for me to take advantage of every opportunity presented because of it. After joining eight student organizations last year, I am looking forward to the many new and returning organizations I plan on working with this year. I mainly wanted to get involved with SAC so that I could connect fellow students on campus with alumni and businesses all over and to open their eyes to the many opportunities granted to them. As a result, everyone involved plays a key role is giving back to the university and no one is left without benefit. I am looking forward to these next three years of UGA life and every perk that comes with it. GO DAWGS!

 

Loni Gibson - Class of 2015

Major: Digital & Broadcast Journalism and Consumer Journalism with a Sports Media Certificate

Each day I realize how blessed I am to attend the University of Georgia, and being a part of Student Alumni Council puts the icing on the cake. As a true Bulldog, it was important to me to become involved as a freshman. I quickly became involved in SGA's Freshman Forum. Through Freshman Forum, I was able to realize where some of my passions really lie. I am extremely passionate about increasing diversity at the University. I wanted to help high school students realize how special our University really is, so I decided to join Georgia Daze where I’ve served as the Public Relations Chair for over three years. I also mentor elementary-aged children through the Clarke County mentor program where the children never fail to brighten my day. Within the Student Alumni Council, I have the great pleasure of serving as a editor for the Class of 2018 G Book. I am also heavily involved in University Union, National Association of Black Journalists, and Shop with a Bulldawg. I love nothing more than serving the campus and community through my beloved sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I also enjoy baking, traveling, catching a Saints game, and, obviously, cheering on the Dawgs! As I return to from an internship in London, I am extremely excited to help continue to bridge the gap between students and alumni and preserve the rich traditions of our wonderful University.

 

Jasmine Johnson - Class of 2016

Major: Public Relations

It truly is great to be a Georgia Bulldawg. Each day I walk through my campus, I cannot help but to be overcome with awe for this flagship institution. Serving as a member of the Student Alumni Council is a dream, privilege, and honor. It provides me with another platform to convey my love for this institution to others. I look forward to the people I will meet and the adventures I will take with this illustrious organization. As I exit my summer internship with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., I enter my third year at the University of Georgia with a Public Relations major and Communication Studies minor. I feel that it is my duty to serve and be involved at the University of Georgia and within the Athens-Clarke County community. Currently, I serve my campus and the community through my sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. I am also the acting Public Relations Chair of The Agency, a fashion organization, and call the Dawgs alongside top tier high school football recruits each home game as a Game Day Host. The Public Relations Student Society of America is also another organization in which I am involved. Upholding the traditions of this school and bridging the gap between alumni and current students is a task I greet with a million dollar smile.

 

Daniel Jones - Class of 2017

Major: Animal Science

Since birth, I’ve always been in love with The University of Georgia. The day I found out I was accepted I was thrilled to finally live my dream of being UGA Bulldog. My love for UGA continues to grow every day. UGA has exceeded my expectations of a college experience. There is never a gloomy day on campus. Everyone walks around with a big smile on his or her face enjoying the life of a Bulldog. UGA has provided me plenty of opportunities which I take advantage of every chance I get. Whether it’s enjoying the beautiful nature on North Campus, walking the streets of downtown Athens, cheering on the football team every Saturday in Sanford Stadium, or simply hanging out with the group of friends I’ve made here, UGA impacts every student positively. I am extremely excited to help The UGA Relay for Life Athletic Recruitment committee help promote its campaign for student athletes to help raise money for cancer research. I will also return to help Georgia Dazecontinue to recruit intelligent minority high school students to UGA. I am so honored and excited to be a part of SAC. SAC has been there to welcome me since day one of my freshman year and I’m glad to have the opportunity to do the same with the next generation of Bulldogs to come. The next three years, should be filled with more great opportunities to come and way more excitement. I’m so anxious about the bright future ahead of the Bulldog Nation and I’m glad I can experience it with my fellow peers on campus. GO DAWGS!

 

Emily Joseph - Class of 2015

Major: Finance

I am a fourth year Finance and International Business major in the Terry College. In addition to the Student Alumni Council, I have had the privilege of representing my school as a Terry Ambassador and a Leonard Leadership Scholar. I have been a member of SAC since my sophomore year, and I can't express enough how much it has shaped me as a student and future alumna. The Student Alumni Association has opened my eyes to the importance of student giving. The University of Georgia has given me countless opportunities such as study abroad, scholarships, and extracurricular organizations and events. Even the buildings we walk past every day and the facilities available to us are almost all funded by private donations. I serve on SAC to promote the Bulldog pride on campus and to help students see how blessed we really are to attend such an honorable university. I want the Bulldog Nation to know that what past students donated before has affected our time here, and what we donate now will affect the students that come after us.

 

Michael Karsten - Class of 2017

Major: Mechanical Engineering

I’m going into my second year at UGA, more in love with this place than ever. My major, Mechanical Engineering is new on campus so my class is the “test group.” We’ve already had many great changes made and we hope to improve the program further. I joined SAC to help gain support for the college of engineering and specifically the new majors we have just added. Other than SAC, I served as a freshman board member on Student Government and am a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Outside of school, I am a cadet lieutenant colonel in the Civil Air Patrol and a licensed pilot. Because of my engineering major, I never saw myself going to this wonderful university, but the longer I’m here, the more I realize this is the perfect school for me. I hope to help grow the traditions in the G Book and leave my university better than it was when I first walked in.

 

Ally Laukhuf - Class of 2015

Major: Broadcast Journalism

It's not hard to love the University of Georgia. This love for the Bulldog Nation was the inspiration behind my application to SAC. As a member of the Student Alumni Council, I have the privilege to promote the University that has given me so much. From my summer abroad in Spain with UGA en Espana to my internship with CBS News in Washington, the knowledge and skills acquired at the University can take you anywhere. When I'm on campus, I pride myself on taking part in several aspects of university life. Along with SAC, I've had the opportunity to mentor an elementary school student through Clarke County Mentors. I've served on two separate committees for UGA HEROs. I am a member of Order of Omega Honor Society, a Grady Ambassador, a Gamma Chi leader for UGA Panhellenic, and I serve on the Alumni Relations Committee for Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. This University has so much to offer for each and every student. I'm thrilled to be a part of an institution whose opportunities are just as incredible as its students and alumni. Go Dawgs!

 

Lyndon Lee - Class of 2017

Major: Accounting and Finance

Upon coming to Athens, I had no idea how quickly and how powerfully UGA would capture my heart. After only my first year, I have fallen in love with the university for a variety of reasons. The air is electrifying on Saturdays in Athens. My peers and professors are some of the most talented and friendly people I've met. Even the bus system is outstanding. I joined SAC as a first year because I wanted to begin giving back to the university for all that it has done and will do for me in terms of personal and professional development. I have also been involved in SGA as a Freshman Board member and in Volunteer UGA as the Director of Member Relations. Through these opportunities and SAC, I look forward to contributing my part to the "fairest of the Southland!"

 

Cameryn Massey - Class of 2015

Major: International Affairs and Political Science

Going into my final year at the University of Georgia, I have realized more and more how Athens has given me so opportunities and continues to mold me into the person I aspire to be. Serving on the Student Alumni Council is one of these amazing opportunities that allows me to share my love and appreciation of UGA to students and alumni. In addition to serving on SAC, I am an ambassador for the School of Public and International Affairs, on the executive board for UNICEF at UGA, a World Ambassador for the International Student Life, a member of Children’s Miracle Network, a mentor for Clarke County, and a member of Phi Mu. I am majoring in International Affairs and Political Science hoping to join the Peace Corps after college. This past summer I had the opportunity to intern for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in Athens. I am excited to see what my final year at UGA brings serving on the Student Alumni Council. GO DAWGS!

 

Lyddy O'Brien - Class of 2016

2013-2014 SAC Member of the Year

Major: Anthropology and International Affairs

Never in my life have I been surrounded by the energy, passion, and love I see every day at the University of Georgia. It has been my sincere honor to walk this campus and call myself a Bulldog for the past two years, and I cannot think of a better place to spend the remainder of my college years than Athens. Not only is this town filled with beautiful places and people, but it is also home to the finest institution in the South; the university I have had the pleasure of serving as a member of The Arch Society, Student Government Association, Gamma Sigma Sigma, and of course, the Student Alumni Council. I could not be happier to be returning for my second year on SAC and I am overwhelmingly proud of my SAC family and our past and future accomplishments. Not only is SAC an incredible opportunity for students to learn professionalism and networking through their service, but it is also a family of students, alumni, and others in the Bulldog Nation who want to make the most out of their interactions with UGA so that it can continue its legacy of excellence. I love my school and I am incredibly excited to dig in and continue to serve on the Student Alumni Council and to keep sharing that UGA love!

 

Asher Orr - Class of 2016

Major: Public Relations

As a third year at the University of Georgia, I am constantly reminded of how fortunate I am to be part of such an incredible institution. Joining the Bulldog family truly places you in a community that fosters personal growth for life, and I couldn’t be more excited to promote that message amongst students by serving on the Student Alumni Council. In addition to SAC, I am on the executive board for Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, am a member of the Chapel Bell positive press publication, and have participated in UGA HEROS. I have seen first-hand the effects that SAC has on campus and am overjoyed to work with fellow council members to stimulate campus involvement in the Student Alumni Association. Through strengthening this culture of giving, generations of Bulldogs can be ensured of the culture, community, and tradition that make UGA the “fairest of the Southland.” GO DAWGS!

 

Kennington Smith - Class of 2017

Major: Digital Broadcast Journalism and Sports Management

As a rising second year, I can proudly say that my pride and passion for the Bulldog Nation grows by the day. The amazing opportunities that present themselves as a student of this university are priceless, and the best way to take advantage of them are to get involved on campus. As a freshman I participated in programs such as Georgia Daze, Black Male Leadership Society, Black Educational Support Team, and I also wrote for the Red & Black in the sports section. However, my greatest accomplishment during my first year was my invitation to join SAC. From the day I was notified, I have been welcomed into the family with open arms from the current members. I am extremely excited to be a new member of SAC so I can give something back to the school that has already given so much to me. GO DAWGS!

 

Kevin Steele - Class of 2017

Major: International Affairs and Arabic

After having such a great experience in my first year at UGA, I decided that I’d show my appreciation towards the university through my service in the SAC. I first felt the love and passion of UGA students at Dawg Camp Discovery the summer before I attended UGA. Like the Dawg Camp counselors I interacted with, I knew I wanted to be highly involved at the University. During my first year I served as a Freshman Board Member within UGA’s Student Government Association as well as a GA Daze host. Becoming involved in these organizations linked me with numerous other passionate students at UGA and these students have become some of my best friends. Additionally, this past summer I went on UGA’s study abroad program in Morocco. Because of all the opportunities and experiences that UGA has given me I’m honored to serve on The Student Alumni Council. By promoting school spirit and tradition through current students and alumni I look forward to strengthening DAWGNATION.

 

BeAna Stone - Class of 2015

Major: Magazine Journalism and Women's Studies

I am beyond excited and honored to be a part of SAC where I will get to serve and help represent this remarkable University. Aside from SAC, I am the Freshman Programs Director for the Student Government Association in which I serve as the coordinator between our three freshmen programs. While in college I have heavily involved myself with Relay For Life and have served on their Executive Board helping raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. I have been able to involve myself in organizations that allow me to express my passions and help serve others. As my time at UGA comes to a close, I am eager to see what’s in store for me and couldn’t picture having a better college experience. GO DAWGS!

 

Reed Turry - Class of 2017

Major: Marketing and International Business

Every day, I wake up and feel so fortunate and happy to be here at the University of Georgia. I am the fourth generation of my family to attend school here, and every second I am reminded how magical of a place UGA truly is. It has always been my dream to come to UGA, and I’ve tried hard to take advantage of all the opportunities that Georgia offers. In addition to the Student Alumni Council, I am also on the Social and Alumni Relations committees of my fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi. This past summer I worked as a lifeguard at the YMCA in Alpharetta, and took summer classes in July. I just couldn’t be away from Athens for that long! I’m so excited and thrilled to be a member of SAC this year, and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for me!

 

Chelsea Walker - Class of 2015

Major: Human Development and Family Science

“Georgia Bulldog” is a title that I hold with pride and dignity. I couldn’t imagine making my transition into adulthood at any other institution in this country. From the moment that I was accepted into the University of Georgia, I could feel myself being adopted into a family of intelligent, hardworking, and supportive peers. From students to alumni to fans, the Georgia Bulldog network is a big family that grows stronger and stronger each year, especially from the efforts of organizations like the Student Alumni Association.

In my time here at UGA, I have met some of my best friends, discovered new interests and passions, and made countless memories. I wanted to join SAC in order to present myself with a new challenge that would strengthen my leadership skills, introduce me to new experiences, allow me to give back to my university, and have fun in the process. Along with SAC, I am also dedicating my time to serve on the committee for Shop With a Bulldawg and working in the UGA Alumni Association office as a student employee. Having the opportunity to work with the Alumni Association has had a great impact on my college experience as a whole and was definitely a strong influence in my decision to join SAC. I look forward to spending my senior year making many new memories, meeting great new people, and making the best of each and every day! Go Dawgs!

 

Erica Williams - Class of 2016

Major: Marketing

I first visited the University of Georgia at the young age of 12 years old. My brother was preparing to enter college, and my entire family made a trip to Athens to see what the University had to offer. We were astonished by the campus size, the limitless resources and the open-armed welcome that we received. From that moment, I knew that I was destined to be a Georgia Bulldog.

I am a third year Marketing and Real Estate double major within Terry College of Business. Outside of the Student Alumni Council, I have been in involved in organizations such as Collegiate Candidates, Service Ambassadors, Black Educational Support Team, GA DAZE, Gameday Host and Shop with a Bulldog. This past summer I interned with the American Cancer Society. In this position, I helped the Information Technology department develop systems that will enable the Society to save money and allocate more funds toward cancer research. This will be my first year as a member of the Student Alumni Council and I am elated to work with so many great people to foster a relationship between students and the Alumni Association. It is my goal to attempt to give back to the University of Georgia all that it has given to me, and I look forward to working with my new SAC family to do just that. GOOOOO DAWGS!

 

Taryn Winston - Class of 2015

Major: Political Science and Public Affairs

When I first arrived at the University of Georgia, I honestly had no clue I would have so many meaningful and special opportunities. Whether it be a Saturday afternoon in Sanford Stadium or a Wednesday evening cramming in the MLC, my first three years in Athens have been filled with lasting memories and a vast array of experiences. Yet, despite the many perks, my favorite thing about UGA would have to be various opportunities to get involved either on or off-campus. In 2013, I received the chance to intern in the Office of Rep. John Barrow in Washington D.C. via the Honors in Washington program. As a direct result of my experience, I was fortunate even to get the opportunity to work on the Congressman’s reelection campaign this past summer. On campus, I am a proud member of the Eta Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, where I serve as Secretary. Additionally, I have served as a committee member for Shop With a Bulldawg and as a staff writer for the Georgia Political Review. This year, I look forward to serving on the Student Alumni Council for my second year. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering, reading, or even simply spending time with my friends. In short, I have absolutely fallen in love with this University; thus, I am proud and honored to give back to it any way I can. Go Dawgs!

 

Teman Worku - Class of 2015

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Words cannot express what it means to wake up every morning and work hard towards my dream at a university where opportunities seem endless. Whether it is the beauty of north campus, or the tradition of what it means to be a Bulldawg, I know that I am in the right place in my life. I am currently a third year studying digital and broadcast journalism. Originally born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I moved to the U.S. at age three and call Snellville, GA home. Since being at UGA, I have been involved with Freshman Board and SGA, Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Sorority, and The Red & Black. Currently, when I'm not running around from class to class, I am covering international news on-air at the college radio station, WUOG. I am also a regular volunteer at the campus TV station, NewSource15. This past summer I interned with The Ethiopian Times online paper and coeverd the annual Ethiopian Soccer Tournament.

This fall, I am studying abroad in Meknes, Morocco studying Arabic and International Journalism. All of the things I have and hope to accomplish could not be possible without my UGA and SAC family. I was elated to be chosen to be a part of SAC last year and strive every day to make the organization and my school proud! GOOOO DAWGS!

 

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