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April 2015

40 Under 40 and Bulldog 100 Nominations Close Soon

Nominations for both the 2015 40 Under 40 and the 2016 Bulldog 100 are 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.

Nominate a graduate for 40 Under 40 by Friday, April 10.
Nominate a business for Bulldog 100 by Monday, June 1

Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar

UGA 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:

  • Dinner with Food Network's Alton Brown (AB '04)
  • Exclusive tours of campus
  • Presentations from leading UGA faculty members
  • Address by Peter Dale (ABJ '99), owner/chef of The National in Athens, 2012 Food & Wine's "People's Best New Chef-Southeast"
  • A farm to table dinner under the stars on Herty Field
  • A local lunch market featuring local fare

Come prepared with open minds and empty stomachs as you experience a fun, food-filled weekend on campus. Register today!

UGA Day Registration Open

Alumni, friends and fans are invited to UGA Day! Join UGA administrators, students, Football Head Coach Mark Richt and Men's Basketball Head Coach Mark Fox as they share news from campus. Show your pride for the University of Georgia and its academic and athletic excellence. The cities and dates are:

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. Comedian Fred Armisen will host the event. 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 surrounding events (see below) for alumni in the New York City area. 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! 

The 2014 Peabody Award recipients will be announced over a two-week period beginning Tuesday, April 14. Entertainment winners will be announced live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday, April 16. 

Bulldogs in the Big Apple: Alumni Art Reception
Friday, May 29, 7:00 p.m.
Rogue Space in Chelsea
$25 per person
Mix and mingle with UGA Master of Fine Arts Students, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Dean Alan Dorsey and Director Chris Garvin from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. All UGA alumni and friends are invited.

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.

Words of Wisdom to the Class of 2015

Share congratulations and words of wisdom with the Class of 2015 as it prepares for Commencement. These students are about to become members of a Bulldog family that is more than 288,000 strong. Let them know that wherever life takes them, they will always have the support of fellow alumni. 

Now is the perfect time to share a quick note with these students as they embark on life's next big journey.

Click here to submit a brief note to the Class of 2015. Submissions will be aggregated and shared with the Class of 2015 in the days leading up on Commencement on Friday, May 8. 

News Around Campus

'Good Morning America' anchor and UGA alumna Amy Robach (ABJ '95) to deliver spring Commencement address
"Good Morning America" anchor Amy Robach will give undergraduates one final charge on May 8 before the University of Georgia sends its newest alumni off with a fireworks farewell. 

2015 G-Day Red vs. Black Game
Saturday, April 11
2:00 p.m. (Gates open at 12:30 p.m.)
Sanford Stadium
Join the University of Georgia for the annual Red vs. Black football scrimmage at Sanford Stadium. This family-friendly event is perfect for alumni, fans and friends of the university. Admission is free. 

College of Public Health Community Open House
Monday, April 20
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
This public event will be a great opportunity to tour the new Health Sciences Campus, including new dorms, a dining hall and gymnasium. Learn more today

UGA Night at Six Flags Over Georgia
Friday, April 17
6:00 p.m.
UGA will host the 12th annual UGA Night at Six Flags Over Georgia on Friday, April 17. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families will have exclusive access to the theme park from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Click here to purchase tickets.

Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Join Grady as it celebrates its 100th birthday April 16-19. The four-day centennial will consist of a number of events, including a field party on Friday evening, a gala on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday morning. Click here for a complete schedule of events.

UGA Libraries
The Rest of the Story Book Club
Tuesday, April 28
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Room 258, Russell Special Collections Building
Join the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries for its new monthly book club. Each meeting will consist of discussion on works connected to upcoming/ongoing exhibits and light refreshments. April's selection is Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South by Brian Craig Miller. Learn more today

The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting
On display until April 17
UGA Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
A selection of paintings by Winston Churchill, iconic statesman, Nobel Prize winner, and wartime hero, will be exhibited at the University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library until April 17. 

Terry College of Business Alumni Awards and Gala
Saturday, April 25
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
The Terry College will honor the 2015 Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumnus at its Alumni Awards and Gala on April 25. The honorees are Elisha Finney (BBA '83) and Kevin Marsh (BBA '77) and David Fischer (BBA '05). 

College of Environment and Design Alumni Weekend
The College of Environment and Design will host the annual CE+D alumni weekend April 24-26. This three-day event will feature presentations, an awards luncheon, a Twilight Criterium watching party and campus tours. View a complete schedule and register today! 

College of Engineering: E-Day on G-Day
Saturday, April 11
10:00 a.m. 
The College of Engineering will host its third annual E-Day on G-Day for alumni, friends, fans and current and prospective students. The event will kick off with coffee hour with Dean Donald Leo at the Paul D. Coverdell Center. This event is free to attend. 

2015 Alumni Awards Luncheon

You're invited to the UGA Alumni Association's 78th annual Alumni Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 17 at noon in the Tate Student Center. Honorees include:

  • 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. 

Registration closes on Friday, April 10

April and May Chapter Events

Charlotte Dawgs for a Cause: April 16
New York Cares Day: April 18
Colorado SEC A-Basin Beach Party: April 18
Hilton Head Bulldog Luncheon: April 22
Golden Isles Chapter Meeting: April 23
Columbus Chapter UGA vs. Auburn Baseball Game: April 24
Nashville Bulldog Breakfast Club with Brent Hyams (ABJ '94): April 28
Columbus Bulldog Breakfast Club: May 20

Metro Atlanta Chapter Events

Dawgs in Your Backyard
Thursday, April 9
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Various locations across the city
Join the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association for its inaugural Dawgs in Your Backyard event! Alumni will gather in multiple locations throughout the city, including Virginia Highlands, Vinings, Brookhaven and Edgewood on Thursday, April 9. 

UGA: Where You Belong - Minority Admitted Student Reception
Thursday, April 16
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Loudermilk Conference Center
Join the UGA Alumni Association for "UGA: Where You Belong!" on Thursday, April 16. This event celebrates newly accepted minority students and allows them to mix and mingle with UGA alumni to learn about classes, student life and internships. Click here for details.

Mark your calendar for the following events:

Calling All Dawgs: NFL Draft Edition
Thursday, April 30
Ivy Buckhead
Gather with fellow UGA alumni to watch the NFL draft and find out where your favorite Bulldogs will play. 

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 the May enewsletter and in Metro Atlanta chaptermails. 

Career Center Events

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

Webinar: Finding Your Ideal Career Based on Your Personality
Wednesday, April 15
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Webinar: Creating a Strategy for Your Career Growth
Wednesday, April 29
Noon to 1:00 p.m. 

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

April Featured Blog Post

Alumna Spotlight: Christina Sass (AB ’02)
Posted: April 3, 2015

Since graduating from UGA, Christina Sass (AB ’02) has led a successful career in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. Her passion for empowering others inspired her to co-found Andela, a global talent accelerator that produces world-class remote developers and connects them with top employers. Andela finds the brightest young people in Africa and gives them the training and mentorship to thrive as full-time, remote developers for companies around the world. Continue reading about Christina's amazing journey. 

Three UGA students receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Three UGA Honors students—Lauren Dennison '16, Erin Hollander '17 and Karishma Sriram '16—have received 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate scholarship in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. UGA students have received the Goldwater Scholarship nearly every year for the past 20 years, and the 2015 recipients bring the university's total of Goldwater Scholars to 49. Continue reading about these students' impressive accomplishment. 


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