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UGA College of Education alumna Sharon Horne ’94, ’98 receives $25,000 Beckman Award

University of Georgia College of Education alumna Sharon G. Horne (Ph.D.’98, MEd ‘94), now an associate professor in counseling and school psychology at the University of Massachusetts -Boston, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award.

Horne was recognized for inspiring her former doctoral student, Mary C. Burke, Ph.D., now director of training for the Counseling Psychology Program at Carlow University, to make a significant difference in the community. Burke collaboratively founded and directs the Project to End Human Trafficking. This United States-based non-profit group works regionally, nationally, and internationally to raise awareness about the enslavement and economic exploitation of human beings.

Horne, graduate program director of the Ph.D. program in counseling psychology at UMass-Boston, conducts research on LGBT issues and international psychology concerns.

She was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2008 in International Psychology and in 2011 through the Society of Counseling Psychology. She received the Denmark-Reuder Award for International Gender Research from the American Psychological Association’s Division of International Psychology in 2007 for her work to shed light on cross-cultural factors that affect women and in furthering the condition of women across borders.

Horne earned a doctorate in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from UGA. She is the daughter of UGA Distinguished Research Professor and Dean of the College of Education Andy Horne. She will receive the award in an evening ceremony on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at The Carter Center in Atlanta.

I am inspired by Horne’s story. Her just pursuits take on some of the most challenging and prevalent social issues that facing the world today. Her continued excellence as both a researcher and mentor to fellow counseling psychologists has led significant progress for her field and a better life for many affected by her work. I am proud to have Horne as a member of the Bulldog Family and as a person making a positive impact on her community every day!

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UGA honors The Coca-Cola Foundation for its support of academics

UGA recently honored The Coca-Cola Foundation for its legacy of supporting academics at the state's flagship institution of higher education.

In an on-field presentation before the Nov. 21 football game, Coca-Cola representatives-Kirk Glaze, director of community partnerships; Gene Rackley (BBA '90), director of federal government relations; and Scott Williamson (MMC '92), vice president of public affairs and communications of Coca-Cola North America-were recognized by UGA officials for The Coca-Cola Foundation's most recent gift of $1 million.

The money will provide additional funding for the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars Program. UGA President Jere W. Morehead (JD '80), Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Kelly Kerner and Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholars Angel Hogg '18 and Michael Williams '18 joined the representatives from Coca-Cola to accept the gift on behalf of the university.

"We are immensely grateful for the continued support of one of our state's pre-eminent corporate partners," Morehead said. "Coca-Cola's generosity is providing vital support for deserving students from Georgia who are seeking to become the first in their families to earn a college degree." Continue reading.

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Alumna Spotlight: Emily Scofield (MS '99)

Emily Scofield (MS '99) published her first book, Coco & Dean: Explorers of the World, in April. The book is the first in a series of adventures Scofield is writing to educate children about environmental awareness. Scofield is the executive director for the U.S. Green Building Council's North Carolina Chapter. She leads members, volunteers and staff members across the state to promote sustainable construction practices under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. In the past few years, she has been named to the UGA Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 Class of 2013, and was a Charlotte Top Woman in Business in 2014.

Scofield lives in North Carolina with her husband, Tom, and their two children. She is an avid volunteer in the community working with organizations such as the American Heart Association, Providence United Methodist Church, Calvary Child Development Center, Communities in Schools and Habitat for Humanity.

Coco & Dean: Explorers of the World takes readers on three adventures with Coco and Dean. Readers learn how to conserve resources, the benefits of recycling and the importance of keeping oceans clean. Scofield exposes complex topics like ‘carbon footprints’ and ‘renewable resources' through each adventure. Not only is the reader engaged in learning about these topics in the story, there are study questions and links to environmental organizations in each chapter. 

The UGA Alumni Association is proud of this Bulldog and the work she is doing to improve the world around her! 

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Drumroll, please ... announcing the 2016 Bulldog 100!

The UGA Alumni Association is pleased to reveal the 2016 Bulldog 100! Bulldog 100 celebrates the 100 fastest-growing Bulldog businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. This year, the university is excited to not only unveil a new group of honorees, but a new logo for the Bulldog 100 program - check it out!

The 2016 Bulldog 100 includes businesses of all sizes and from industries such as veterinary medicine, IT consulting and pest control. Several areas of the country are represented, including companies from as far north as New York and as far west as California. Of the 100 businesses, 80 are located within the state of Georgia, and only two business have made the list all seven years: Mom Corps and Vino Venue/Atlanta Wine School.

The ranked Bulldog 100 list will be revealed at the awards celebration on Saturday, January 30 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Registration for this event will open soon.

The awards ceremony will feature a keynote address by Jeff Dunn, CEO and president of C-Fresh, a division of Campbell Soup Company that includes Bolthouse Farms, Campbell’s retail fresh soup unit, and Garden Fresh Gourmet. Dunn earned a bachelor’s degree in 1980 from UGA’s Terry College of Business.

Please view the complete list and congratulate the honorees on social media using #Bulldog100

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