Happy holidays from the University of Georgia Alumni Association. Both the Atlanta Alumni Center staff and those working in the Wray-Nicholson House in Athens hope you have a relaxing and fulfilling holiday and a happy new year.
See you at a UGA Alumni Association event in 2014!
The 2014 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl
Early this week, it was revealed that the Bulldogs will enjoy a rematch against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2014 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., on January 1.
UGA Alumni Association chapters across the country are in the process of planning bowl game watching parties. Stay tuned to www.alumni.uga.edu or your local chapter's Facebook page for details about those gatherings.
Chapter Events - December 2013
UGA Alumni Association chapters are hosting events for UGA alumni and friends this holiday season. Hope to see you there!
If you are interested in helping plan an event for UGA alumni and friends in your area, please email Danielle Alexander (MSW ’11) at email@example.com or Jackie Guglietta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football Tickets for Young Alumni
The UGA Athletic Association's Young Alumni Program offers recent UGA graduates an opportunity to request renewable season tickets at a special rate.
If you graduated from UGA with an undergraduate or graduate degree within the past five years (May 1, 2009 to May 31, 2014), you qualify to request season tickets through the Young Alumni Program.
The deadline to submit information for the 2014 football season is FEBRUARY 15. Click here to submit your information today.
For more information about the program, please click here.
UGA Alumni Association Holiday Drive
The UGA Alumni Association invites alumni, friends and fans to stop by the Wray-Nicholson House before 5 p.m. on Monday, December 16 to donate non-perishable food items and/or toys for this year's holiday drive.
Show your Bulldog spirit and help those in need this holiday season. Click here for more information.
The 2014 Bulldog 100 was announced in unranked order in November. Click here to view this year's fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.
Rankings will be unveiled at the Bulldog 100 Celebration on Saturday, January 25, 2014. The celebration in Atlanta offers attendees an opportunity to network with other alumni business owners and entrepreneurs. Click here for information about tickets and tables for the 2014 event.
Sponsorships are available. Visit www.alumni.uga.edu/b100sponsorinfo for more information.
UGA Alumni Association on Pinterest
Are you looking for a little red and black inspiration this holiday season? Connect with the UGA Alumni Association on Pinterest to view images and gather ideas curated by your Alumni Association staffers. Highlights include red and black attire for men, women and children, home décor, graduation and tailgating ideas, and suggestions for showing your Bulldog spirit during a variety of holidays. So, what are you waiting for? Start re-pinning!
Have you created a product that you would like to share with your fellow graduates? The UGA Alumni Association is requesting alumni-created products to feature on its "Made by the Bulldog Nation" board. Please email email@example.com with your full name, grad year(s) and a link to the website that sells your products.
Save the Dates
As you transition from 2013 to 2014, mark you calendar for these upcoming UGA Alumni Association events:
2014 Bulldog 100 Celebration
Saturday, January 25
Founders Day Lecture
Tuesday, January 28
Alumni Leadership Assembly
Friday, February 21-Saturday, February 22
Dawg Trot 5k
Saturday, March 22
Alumni Awards Luncheon
Friday, April 11
Focus on Faculty: Elizabeth Howerth
Elizabeth Howerth, a professor in UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine, says the diversity inherent in the field of pathology ensures that she and her students are never bored.
to learn more about Professor Howerth's role at the university.
Featured Blog: November 2013
This blog post ran on the UGA Alumni Association Executive Director Blog on November 26, 2013.
The Bitter Southerner provides insight into life as a Southerner
Having attended school in the Southeast, I know many of our alumni simply can't resist Southern traditions - from sipping sweet tea to tailgating before college football games. Those alumni will probably be interested in the fact that UGA alumnus Chuck Reece (ABJ '94) recently decided to give the world a lesson on what it means to be a Southerner.
Each Tuesday, Reece and his team at a new Atlanta-based website called The Bitter Southerner
provide one well-written story about/from the "real" South in hopes of enlightening individuals who might be a bit misguided about what the South is really like.
According to the website's home page, "We're here for a reason: to shed light on what it means to be a Southerner. Not what it meant to be a Southerner 20 years ago, and certainly not what it meant 120 years ago. Instead, let's talk about what it means to be a Southerner today. Because things are getting different."
After vacationing in New Orleans with his fiancee, Reece decided that there was a story to be told to "outsiders" who incorrectly characterized the region. Click here
to read this week's story.
According to Reece, "The Bitter Southerner is here for Southern people who do cool things, smart things, things that change the whole world, or just a few minds at a time. The world knows too little about these people, which is, alas, another reason to be bitter. But it prompted us to create The Bitter Southerner.”
Thank you, Chuck, for the fresh perspective on life below the Mason-Dixon. I look forward to next Tuesday's story.