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April 2014

2014 Alumni Awards Luncheon

The 2014 Alumni Awards Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 11 at The Classic Center in downtown Athens. Please join the UGA Alumni Association in expressing deep appreciation and admiration to the following individuals who, through their service, contributions and accomplishments, bring distinction and honor to the University of Georgia. Click here for more information and to register.

Alumni Merit Award
M. Douglas Ivester (BBA ’69)

Alumni Merit Award
Charlayne Hunter-Gault (ABJ ’63)

Faculty Service Award
Thomas S. Landrum (AB ’72, MA ’87)

Faculty Service Award
Anne L. Sweaney

Alumni Family of the Year
Francis “Abit” Massey (BBA ’49) and Family

2014 UGA Day Tour

Mark your calendar … put on your red and black … practice your Dawg bark. UGA is coming to a city near you!

UGA coaches and administrators will tour 12 cities in four states to share their insights into UGA's upcoming seasons and news from the university. 

Click here to view this year's schedule. Sponsorship opportunities are available for each stop on the 2014 UGA Day Tour.

April Chapter Events

UGA Alumni Association chapters are hosting a number of events for UGA alumni and friends this month. See you there!

Jacksonville Bulldogs After Business Hours - April 2
Charlotte Bulldog Bowling Night - April 2
Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Match - April 3
Charleston Bridge Run Refuel & Rehydration Celebration - April 5
Golden Isles Braves Game Watching Party - April 8
Athens UGA Hockey Tailgate - April 9
Orlando Bulldogs After Business Hours - April 10
Birmingham Bulldogs After Business Hours - April 10
New York Cares Day - April 12
Savannah G-Day Game Watching Party - April 12
UGA Day in Greenville - April 16
Northeast GA Mountains Bulldogs After Business Hours - April 17
UGA Day in Gainesville - April 22
San Diego Bulldogs After Business Hours - April 22
UGA Day in Dalton - April 24
Upstate South Carolina Young Alumni Baseball Game - April 24
Raleigh Bulldogs After Business Hours - April 24
Boston Charles River Clean-up Day - April 26
Dallas-Fort Worth Night at the Ballpark - May 3

If you are interested in helping plan an event for UGA alumni and friends in your area, please email Danielle Alexander (MSW ’11) at or Jackie Guglietta at

40 Under 40 Nominations Closing

Nominations for the Class of 2014 40 Under 40 will close on Friday, April 11.

40 Under 40 is an initiative that recognizes and celebrates outstanding UGA young alumni who are leading the way in business, research, artistic, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. Please click here to nominate a deserving UGA graduate.

April School and College Events

School of Social Work Donald L. Hollowell Lecture
April 3

School of Social Work Continuing Education Workshop
April 4

School of Social Work 50th Anniversary Reception
April 4

College of Veterinary Medicine Open House
April 4

2014 G-Day Tailgate

Join UGA alumni, students and friends for the annual G-Day Tailgate on Saturday, April 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. G-Day is a Spring tradition with fans flocking to Athens to catch a preview of next season's football team. Pre-game festitivites will include barbecue, refreshments, giveaways, performances and more. Don't miss this fun event!

UGA Alumni Association News and Important Dates

2015 Bulldog 100

Bulldog 100 nominations are open until Saturday, May 31, 2014. Click here to nominate a Bulldog business.

G Book Advice

Have words of wisdom to impart to the next generation of UGA students? Click here to submit your advice for the Class of 2018 G Book

UGA Night at Six Flags

UGA will host the 11th annual UGA Night at Six Flags on Friday, April 11, 2014. University students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families will have exclusive access to the park from 5:00 p.m. until midnight. Click here for more information.

2014 Commencement Celebration

Celebrate the Class of 2014 with the UGA Alumni Association on Wednesday, May 7! Be among the first to see the 2014 Senior Signature plaque unveiled while enjoying free food, giveaways and official UGA alumni T-shirts. 

Young Alumni Gathering at SweetWater Brewing Company

It's time to mark your calendar for the annual UGA Young Alumni Gathering at SweetWater Brewing Company! Each year, hundreds of young alumni gather to enjoy live music, appetizers and tastings at one of Atlanta’s top breweries.

Keep your eye on your inbox for registration information for this year's event on Friday, June 13!

Rome and Valdosta Receptions with President Jere W. Morehead (JD '80)

Please join fellow alumni and friends for the Rome and Valdosta receptions to meet President Jere W. Morehead (JD '80) and hear his vision for the University of Georgia. 

Rome Reception - Monday, May 5, 2014
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Coosa Country Club

Valdosta Reception - Wednesday, May 7, 2014
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Valdosta Country Club

Thinc. Entrepreneurial Week 2014

Successful entrepreneurs, including UGA alums, will share their success stories and lessons learned as part of Thinc. Entrepreneurial Week, April 13-17. The Thinc. initiative is designed to help students, faculty and staff see the world of opportunities both local and global, and to start something in response.

Please visit for a full calendar of events, profiles of UGA students, faculty, staff and alumni entrepreneurs and all the information you need to get the most out of Thinc.

Get Your Official UGA Car Tag!

Last year, UGA released a new version of its specialty state of Georgia license tag featuring the university's iconic "power G."

The UGA tag raises money for need-based scholarships at UGA. For each UGA specialty tag on the road—new or old— $10 annually goes to scholarships through the UGA Foundation. For more information, click here.

Focus on Faculty: Sungkyung Lee

Sungkyung Lee, an assistant professor in the College of Environment and Design, enjoys service-learning projects where students work on landscape design with community partners in need of resources and support. Click here to learn more about this outstanding faculty member. 

March Featured Blog Post

40 Under 40 Spotlight - Brendan K. Hatcher (BBA '97)
Posted on March 28

For many, life as a U.S. diplomat is a grey area. What exactly do you do over ... there? 

Routines are short-lived. Diplomats learn quickly to be flexible. One week you're the new person at the embassy, the next you are meeting with foreign government leaders about a proposed energy deal, recent human rights abuses, or a brewing crisis in a neighboring country. You're helping an American family adopt a new baby, or consoling another who just lost someone they love.  

Click here to continue reading about Hatcher's experience as a U.S. diplomat.

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UGA Day in Greenville
San Diego Bulldogs After Business Hours
UGA Day in Gainesville
UGA Day in Dalton
Raleigh Chapter Bulldogs after Business Hours
Boston Charles River Clean-Up Day
UGA Day in Orlando
UGA Day in Savannah
Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Night at the Ballpark
UGA Day in Albany
UGA Day in Tifton
Dallas-Fort Worth Strut Your Mutt
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