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10.02.2012

UGA Grady College student-faculty teams sweep 2012 competition

Three student teams led by faculty from the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication swept this year’s Direct Marketing Educational FoundationCollegiate ECHO Challenge out of approximately 120 worldwide entries. This year’s competition involved marketing campaigns for SkyMall magazine, a Delta Air Lines/SkyTeam publication.  

Led by Grady College faculty members Jennifer Griffith, Cindy Reynolds and Jooyoung Kim, the teams took the gold, silver and bronze awards respectively. This is the first time in ECHO Challenge history in which the medal podium was filled with representatives from one university.

The ECHO Challenge allows students to apply their studies and knowledge to real world projects and campaigns. Each year, a different company sponsors the ECHO competition and develops a unique challenge for students to undertake. Teams of two to four students are required to submit marketing plans, which include qualitative and quantitative research summaries, strategy outlines and detailed analytics. Teams may participate in either the fall or spring semesters, with results being released in the summer after all entries are reviewed.

This is another example of the top-tier caliber of students, faculty and alumni we have at the University. I am inspired by our continued growth as one of the premier public research universities in the nation, and I look forward to our students continued success on the national stage! Go Dawgs!!!

The 2012 ECHO Challenge medalists from UGA are:

Gold

Students: Jessica Berresse, Clayton Cousens, Caroline McConnell and Jessilyn Stoks

Faculty Adviser: Jennifer Griffith

Silver

Students: Bailey Davis, Caroline Eddleman, Morgan Masey and Julia Simonini

Faculty Adviser: Cindy Reynolds

Bronze

Students: Nicole Brabender, Ariel Fenster, Melissa Jackson and Thuong Le

Faculty Adviser: Jooyoung Kim

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08.18.2014

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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08.07.2014

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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08.04.2014

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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