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  Greetings from Campus
May 2015

Be the key to UGA in Washington

The Washington, D.C. Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association is embarking on a $25,000 fundraising campaign to support the University of Georgia’s presence in Washington, D.C. UGA alumni, friends and family members are invited to participate in this special campaign to contribute to the success of the University of Georgia’s Washington Programs and Delta Hall, UGA’s residential facility, in the capital.

Whether you interned in D.C., moved there as a young professional, or built a life and career in our nation’s capital, UGA provided you with the foundation to make it possible. Be the key to continued success for UGA in Washington by joining the DC Dawgs in their goal to raise $25,000!

Support UGA in Washington today

2015 UGA Days Tour

Alumni, friends and fans have had a great time at the recent UGA Day events across the Southeast. But the fun doesn't stop there! The university is hitting the road for the final three stops in Charlotte, Macon and Atlanta in the coming weeks. Will we see you there? Click the links below to learn more about the final UGA Day events. 

For photos from recent UGA Day events in Savannah, Rome, Albany and Augusta, visit the UGA Alumni Association Facebook page. 

UGA is taking a bite out of the Big Apple!

Coordinated by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the The 74th annual Peabody Awards, which recognize outstanding storytelling in electronic media, will take place on Sunday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. at Cipriani's Wall Street. Comedian Fred Armisen will host the event.

The Peabody Award recipients for entertainment were announced live on "Good Morning America," and included John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," and The CW's "Jane the Virgin." Serial, a popular podcast, was also recognized in the News and Radio category. 

The university will host surrounding events (see below) for alumni in the New York City area during the Peabody weekend. These events will allow graduates from all schools and colleges to gather and get to know one another during a time of great pride for UGA! 

Bulldogs in the Big Apple: Alumni Mixer
Monday, June 1, 6:00 p.m.
$25 per person
The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the UGA Alumni Association invite all UGA alumni and friends to an alumni mixer in New York City on June 1. Appetizers and specialty beverages will be provided.

Central Park Tour with the College of Environment and Design
Saturday, May 30, 11:00 a.m.
Pullitzer Fountain 
Meet Dean Dan Nadenicek, one of the nation's leading landscape historians, as he leads an easy walking tour and orientation about the history and design of Central Park. RSVP to or 706-542-4727. Space is limited. 

Bulldog 100 Nominations Close Soon

Nominations are open for the 2016 Bulldog 100, which honors the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. Honorees will be notified in the fall and the Class of 2016 will be unveiled at the Bulldog 100 Celebration in January. 

Nominate a business for Bulldog 100 by Monday, June 1.

Class of 2015 Senior Signature campaign raises record-setting $90,516

The Senior Signature campaign gives graduating students the opportunity to donate to a school, college, department or scholarship on campus that has significantly improved their collegiate experiences. Of every $50 Senior Signature gift, $20 goes to the Georgia Fund, which supports UGA Alumni Association programming and critical areas such as scholarships, endowed professorships, graduate fellowships and international study. 

This year, more than 1,800 graduating students participated, which resulted in a 43 percent increase from last year. Continue reading this story

Career Center Events

If you have questions about these events, please email Bethany Bagley Mills at

Webinar: Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Alumni Career Fair
Wednesday, May 27
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Alumni Career Fair
Wednesday, June 10
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
The Gwinnett Center

Thank a Donor Day 2015

Every year UGA celebrates the difference donors make in the lives of students by staging a Thank a Donor Day. This event provides students the opportunity to express their gratitude to donors like you and learn about the impact you make on their educational experiences. This year's event was celebrated on April 9 at Tate Plaza where hundreds of students took turns writing thank you cards and making signs expressing their appreciation to donors. 

You can enjoy a short video and photos from Thank a Donor Day 2015 by clicking the links below:

View the video
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News and Events from Campus

The College of Education
The College of Education will host several evening events with Dean Craig Kennedy (Athens: June 9, Atlanta: June 18, Gwinnett County: June 25). If you are interested in attending, please email Elizabeth Gaughf (BS '10) at Space is limited. 

School of Law
Georgia Law Alumni Breakfast in Washington, D.C. 
Monday, May 18
8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Law School Association Annual Meeting and Reception in Stone Mountain
Friday, June 19
5:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Georgia Law Alumni Event in New York City
Wednesday, June 24
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences 
Each year the UGA FACS Alumni Association looks for dedicated men and women to serve on the alumni board. All FACS alumni and friends are invited to nominate outstanding individuals (including themselves) for consideration. The nomination deadline is June 1. Get details and submit a nomination

FACS is seeking members from the Classes of 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005 to help plan a fun-filled Homecoming weekend this fall. If you are interested in being a class representative, email your name, graduation year and phone number to 

Terry College of Business
Rooftop Farm Tour and Alumni Gathering in New York City
Wednesday, May 13
6:30 to 9:00 p.m. 

Tarkenton Institute and UGA partner to launch certificate in entrepreneurship 
Driven by the vision of NFL Hall of Famer and veteran entrepreneur Fran Tarkenton (BBA '61), the non-degree certificate program offers an elite learning experience for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to gain the knowledge and tools needed to start a new business or operate an existing business more effectively.

2015 Alumni Awards Luncheon

On Friday, April 17, the UGA Alumni Association honored the following individuals at the 78th annual Alumni Awards Luncheon:

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

View photos from the 2015 Alumni Awards Luncheon. 

May and June Chapter Events

Metro Atlanta Chapter Events

Mark for your calendar for these upcoming events for alumni in the Metro Atlanta area. 

Food Truck Night at Blackburn Park
Wednesday, May 20
Blackburn Park
Enjoy Food Truck Wednesday at Blackburn Park with friends, family and Bulldogs. 

UGA Alumni Night at Sips-n-Strokes
Wednesday, June 10
Create a UGA-themed painting at the Sips-n-Strokes in Toco Hills on UGA Alumni Night.  

Young Alumni Night at SweetWater
Friday, June 26
9:00 p.m. to Midnight
SweetWater Brewing Company
Young alumni are invited to attend this annual gathering at SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta.

More details about these events will be included in Metro Atlanta chaptermails. 

Amazing Student: Shannon Griffiths '16

I chose to attend UGA because... 

Since my Hogwarts acceptance letter got lost in the mail, I decided to go to an in-state university. I wanted a school where I would learn outside of the classroom as much as I did inside of one. I knew attending UGA would allow me to become more involved in the community and allow me to give more of myself to volunteer organizations. Athens is an amazing town, especially for a social work major, and I am so glad volunteering has allowed me to explore it.

Continue reading about Shannon Griffiths '16

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