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  Greetings from Campus
March 2015
 
 
 

Register for the Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships

Join the UGA Alumni Association on Saturday, March 21 for the Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships. One of Athens' largest 5Ks, the Dawg Trot provides an opportunity for Bulldogs from near and far to journey back to Athens. This year, the UGA Alumni Association is proud to announce the Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships will raise awareness and funds for student scholarships. Your participation ensures a bright future for UGA students! Registration closes on March 12, so register today!





UGA dedicates Delta Hall in Washington, D.C.

Last month, the University of Georgia received a $5 million grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation to support UGA in Washington. In recognition of the gift, UGA named the university's new residential facility in Washington, D.C., Delta Hall. Funding UGA in Washington has been a priority for President Morehead and the UGA Foundation Board of Trustees as they seek to elevate the university to greater national stature. Several esteemed alumni, including Senator Johnny Isakson (BBA '66), attended Delta Hall's dedication on February 26. Learn more about the grant and dedication.





UGA is coming to you!

UGA is bringing the Bulldog Nation to your front door with the 2015 UGA Day Tour. From April to July, UGA coaches, administrators and students will travel to seven cities sharing their insights into UGA's upcoming athletic seasons and the latest news from campus. Attendees will also learn more about local UGA Alumni Association chapters and how to become more involved. The cities and dates are:

  • Savannah, GA - April 21
  • Rome, GA - April 23
  • Albany, GA - April 28
  • Augusta, GA - April 30
  • Charlotte, NC - May 18
  • Macon, GA - May 20
  • Atlanta, GA - July 27

Registrations will open later this month. 





Thinc. Week at UGA: March 23-27

Thinc. is a university-wide initiative designed to encourage UGA students, faculty and staff to see the world of opportunities both local and global, and to start something in response.  That “something” might be a new for-profit company or a not-for-profit social venture. It might change something in your own neighborhood or community, or it might change the world. 

Thinc. at UGA culminates every year with “Thinc. Week,” a week-long celebration that includes lectures, workshops, panel discussions, competitions, and networking events that promise to engage, inspire and build the confidence that will help take ideas from concepts to reality. Events will showcase entrepreneurial efforts by UGA faculty, students and alumni, and provide insights from nationally recognized entrepreneurship experts. View the 2105 Thinc. Week schedule





Nominations Open: 40 Under 40 and Bulldog 100

Nominations for both the 2015 40 Under 40 and the 2016 Bulldog 100 are now open. 40 Under 40 recognizes UGA's exceptional young alumni who are achieving great success in their professional and personal endeavors, while the Bulldog 100 honors the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. 

Nominations for 40 Under 40 will close on Friday, April 10. Bulldog 100 nominations will close on Monday, June 1

Nominate a business for Bulldog 100
Nominate a graduate for 40 Under 40.





Career Center News

Back to the Basics: Resume and Cover Letter
Wednesday, March 11
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
This online workshop will go through the format, construction and content needed to make your resume and cover letter stand out. Register today

Find a Job You Love workshop
Wednesday, March 25
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
UGA Gwinnett Campus
Is your job no longer rewarding, but you're unsure what would be better? Do you feel stuck in a career you don’t enjoy? In this 60-minute interactive presentation, Career Coach Hallie Crawford will help you define your dream job. Registration is $20 per person and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres. Learn more.





UGA is taking a bite out of the Big Apple!

The Peabody Awards, which recognize outstanding storytelling in electronic media, is coordinated by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

The 74th annual Peabody Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at Cipriani’s Wall Street – the first time it will be an evening red-carpet affair. Tickets will be difficult to come by, but don’t worry! Not only will Pivot air a two-hour Peabody special in June, but the university will host several surrounding events for alumni who live in the NYC area or are in town for the weekend. These events will allow graduates from all schools and colleges to gather and get to know one another during a weekend of great pride for the university! Look for details about these alumni gatherings in next month’s e-newsletter.





Metro Atlanta-Based Kabbage, Inc., Named No. 1 Bulldog 100 Business

Congratulations to Marc Gorlin (ABJ '95) and Kabbage, Inc. on being named the No. 1 Bulldog 100 business. The Bulldog 100 Celebration took place on February 7 with honoree businesses hailing from a variety of cities, states and industries. Click here to view the complete ranked list. Nominations for the 2016 Bulldog 100 are now open





March and April Chapter Events

Colorado Dawgs Community Service Event - March 8
Orlando Volunteer Day with UGA IMPACT Students - March 8
Charleston Chapter IMPACT Dinner - March 9
Miami Chapter IMPACT Dinner - March 12
Houston Women of UGA Brunch - March 28
Boston Women of UGA Brunch - March 29
Tampa Chapter Leadership Interest Meeting - March 31
Colorado Bulldogs After Business Hours - April 1
Boston Chapter Night with the Celtics - April 14





Campus News and Events

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Grady College invites you to celebrate its centennial anniversary. To learn more about the activities surrounding the centennial weekend, including the 100th Birthday Field Party, visit www.grady100.uga.edu. 

College of Education
Each year, the College of Education presents its Distinguished Alumni Awards. You are invited to nominate a College of Education undergraduate or graduate alumnus for this honor. Nominate a College of Education graduate today.

College of Engineering
The College of Engineering invites alumni and their families to E-Day on G-Day on Saturday, April 11. This event will feature interactive exhibits from student clubs and a tailgate prior to the spring football game. Email Maggie Carter (AB '14) at maggie14@uga.edu with questions. Register today

Terry College of Business
The Terry College of Business will host an alumni volunteer day in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m. Learn more.

College of Environment and Design
The College of Environment and Design will host the annual CE+D alumni weekend April 24-26. For more information, email Audra Lofton at alofton@uga.edu. 

College of Family and Consumer Science
Last month, FACS recognized several outstanding alumni and friends of the college during its 38th annual Alumni Awards luncheon. View this year's FACS honorees





Metro Atlanta Events

Find a Job You Love 
Wednesday, March 25
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
UGA Gwinnett Campus

Is your job no longer rewarding, but you're unsure what would be better? Do you feel stuck in a career you don’t enjoy? In this 60-minute interactive presentation, Career Coach Hallie Crawford will help you define your dream job. Registration is $20 per person and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres. Learn more.

Women of UGA: Through the Decades Luncheon
Thursday, March 26
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Swan Coach House
Please join Women of UGA on Thursday, March 26, for a luncheon to celebrate Women’s History Month. The UGA Alumni Association is excited to take attendees back through the decades of the university. During the luncheon, guests will enjoy UGA stories told by alumnae who spand the decades. Space is limited; register today





Alumni Leadership Assembly in L.A.

Last month, the UGA Alumni Association traveled to Los Angeles for its first West Coast Alumni Leadership Assembly. Alumni chapter leaders traveled to L.A. for this two-day training session to learn how to better engage alumni in their respective chapters. On the first evening of the conference, attendees joined the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for a special Centennial mixer. View photos from ALA in LA





2015 Alumni Awards Luncheon

Save the date for the UGA Alumni Association's 78th annual Alumni Awards Luncheon. This year's luncheon will be held on Friday, April 17 at noon in the Tate Student Center. Honorees include:

  • C.L. Morehead, Jr. (BSA '50)
  • James H. Blanchard (BBA '63, LLP '65)
  • Deep Shah (AB '08, BS '08)
  • Rebecca White, Willis J. Potts, Jr.,
  • and the John F. (BBA '58, MBA '60) and Marilyn McMullan family. 

Registration will open soon. Learn more at www.alumni.uga.edu/alumniawards





Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar: May 1-3, 2015

The University of Georgia will host its second annual Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar, a three-day educational gathering for UGA alumni and friends, from May 1-3, 2015. This year's theme is "Food for Thought" and will feature lectures, tours and interactive seminars that showcase the best that UGA has to offer. They keynote speaker will be Food Network star and alumnus Alton Brown (AB '04). Come prepared with open minds and empty stomachs as you experience a fun, food-filled weekend on campus. Register today!





Georgia Funder Spotlight: Experience UGA

UGA and the Clarke County School District (CCSD) have launched Experience UGA, a partnership to bring every CCSD student to UGA’s campus every year. Through a variety of field trips, CCSD students participate in hands-on learning activities. Increased exposure to college life through Experience UGA fosters interest in the pursuit of higher education among Clarke County's 13,000 students. Experience UGA is seeking your help to raise $10,000 to cover transportation for these field trips. Help the cause today!





Amazing Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Howard ‘15

Elizabeth Howard, a senior majoring in public relations, says “UGA offers more opportunities than a single student can take advantage of in four years,” but she has taken advantage of her opportunities and will be working in her “dream job” after graduation.

I was born bleeding red and black. My mom, grandparents, aunts and uncles all graduated from UGA, so my roots run deep. I was the little girl in the cheerleader uniform with the diaper sticking out my bloomers. I looked at other universities, but at the end of the day this place has always been my home.

Read more about Elizabeth's incredible four years at UGA.





Submit a Class Note to UGA

Did you recently receive a promotion, get married or win an award? You are invited to share personal and professional news with UGA by submitting a class note online. Visit www.gail.uga.edu, log into your alumni account and select "submit a class note" in the left sidebar.

By filling out this form, you share news with your school/college and the UGA Alumni Association for possible use in social media, digital publications and Georgia Magazine. You may also submit a class note directly to Georgia Magazine by clicking here



 
Event Details
 
  03.31.2015
Class of 2015 Senior Signature Deadline
 
 
 
  03.31.2015
Tampa Chapter Leadership Interest Meeting
 
 
 
  04.09.2015
Thank-a-Donor Day
 
 
 
  04.09.2015
Metro Atlanta Dawgs in Your Backyard
 
 
 
  04.14.2015
Boston Chapter Celtics Game
 
 
 
  04.17.2015
2015 Alumni Awards Luncheon
 
 
 
  04.21.2015
2015 UGA Day in Savannah
 
 
 
  04.22.2015
Hilton Head Bulldog Luncheon
 
 
 
  04.23.2015
2015 UGA Day in Rome, Georgia
 
 
 
  04.25.2015
Student Alumni Association UGA Ring Ceremony
 
 
 
  04.28.2015
2015 UGA Day in Albany, Georgia
 
 
 
  04.30.2015
2015 UGA Day in Augusta
 
 
 
  05.01.2015
2015 Return to the Arch: Alumni Seminar
 
 
 
  05.02.2015
2015 Return to the Arch: Alumni Seminar
 
 
 
  05.03.2015
2015 Return to the Arch: Alumni Seminar
 
 
 
  05.18.2015
2015 UGA Day in Charlotte
 
 
 
  05.20.2015
2015 UGA Day in Macon
 
 
 
  07.27.2015
2015 UGA Day in Atlanta
 
 
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