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Nationwide Tour Rookie Hudson Swafford ’11 Wins UGA Stadion Classic

This past Sunday, May 6, former Georgia golfer Hudson Swafford ’11 chipped in for a birdie from the sand on the 18th hole during the final round of the Stadion Classic in Athens. This solidified him shooting nine under par to win the tournament by one stroke with a final score of -17. The tour rookie then had to wait 90 minutes for the rest of the players to complete the round.

Swafford earned $99,000 for this first tour victory to jump from  61st to seventh on the money list with $122,123. He becomes the second Bulldog to win this tournament on the UGA Golf Course. Swafford’s Georgia teammate Russell Henley '11 won it as an amateur one year ago. Fellow Bulldogs Justin Bolli ’99 and Paul Claxton ’92 tied for seventh at 12-under.

Well done, Hudson! I know how meaningful it is for your first win to be on the UGA Golf Course!

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Click here to view a YouTube video of Swaffod’s birdie at No. 18.

pictured: Hudson Swafford accepts the championship trophy (Richard Hamm)

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Class of 2018 Freshman Welcome

The Class of 2018 was welcomed into the Bulldog family with style yesterday afternoon during the fourth annual Freshman Welcome.

Freshman Welcome was a day of firsts for many of the students in attendance. First time at Sanford Stadium. First time Between the Hedges. First time hearing from President Jere W. Morehead (JD '80) and Football Coach Mark Richt. First time learning UGA game day traditions like Calling the Dawgs, Krypton and the Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation. Click here to view a video of yesterday's festivities - or check out students' photos on Twitter and Instagram using #uga18

Already boasting the highest average GPA and SAT scores of any incoming class at UGA, the UGA Alumni Association knows the Class of 2018 will leave its mark on UGA.


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2014 Freshman Send-Off Recap

This summer, the UGA Alumni Association and alumni chapters from across the country welcomed incoming students and their families into the Bulldog family. Each participating chapter hosted its own Freshman Send-Off Party to introduce the Class of 2018 to the Bulldog Nation.

Nearly 40 chapters in 15 states participated in the Freshman Send-Off Parties, serving 1,323 students and their family members. Here are some photos from the events this summer:

We are happy to welcome the Class of 2018 and Go Dawgs!

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. James Marshall Shepherd

Another star is born - and this time, it is a UGA professor stepping into the spotlight.

Dr. James Marshall Shepherd, a professor in the Department of Geography, will host a new Weather Channel show titled, “WxGeeks” (meaning Weather Geeks). 

Shepherd received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Florida State University, and joined the UGA faculty in 2006. He teaches courses including ‘Introduction to Weather and Climate’ to ‘Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment.’

Though he may be a new celebrity to the general public, Shepherd is well-known in the climate and weather community. He is a former NASA scientist, the 2013 President of the American Meteorological Society, and heads the nationally-recognized Atmospheric Sciences Program at UGA.

During each episode, Shepherd and other special guests will share expert advice, news and weather-related conversation to educate the viewers in an entertaining format.

WxGeeks producer, Mike Chesterfield, said, “We hope the show can be as geeky and technical as an offline conversation between geeky weather people would be.”

Click here to learn more about "WxGeeks."

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