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10.08.2012

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!

For the full press release, CLICK HERE.

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12.10.2014

Former UGA football player gives back to the community

In recent years, the Lumpkin Street School in Hawkinsville, Georgia, one of 500 Georgia equalization schools built for African-American students during segregation, has fallen into disrepair. The town’s Deacons and Stewards Association wants to turn the space into a community center and museum, and a former Georgia football player is helping to make that happen.

Charles Johnson (M ’08), through the Charles Johnson Foundation (CJF), has issued a $25,000 challenge grant to renovate the school. The challenge, which states that CFJ will donate $25,000 to match the $25,000 that the Deacons and Stewards Association raises, has been instrumental in gaining donations for the project from other organizations.

Charles Johnson teaches a basketball clinic in his hometown of Hawkinsville, Georgia, during the Charles Johnson Foundation’s annual Community Weekend.

This isn’t the first time Charles Johnson has helped out his hometown. The captain for the Carolina Panthers has donated funds to support Parent Cafes for single mothers, sponsored women to attend the Pulaski Tomorrow program, donated to other middle Georgia foundations, and has provided scholarships to Pulaski County students during his organization’s annual Community Weekend in Hawkinsville.

For more information about the Lumpkin Street School project and how you can help, please email Greg Brown

Thank you for helping preserve the history of Georgia, Charles! The UGA Alumni Association is proud of your accomplishments on and off the field.

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12.08.2014

Spotlight on a Bulldog Business: FotoIN

Class of 2014 40 Under 40 honoree Sly Barisic (MBA ’04) and his brother, James Gates (AB ’01, MPA ’04), founded FotoIN in 2012, an automated mobile and management solution for capturing, documenting and filing site photos to a customer's storage repositories. 

The startup is located in Atlanta and Zagreb, Croatia, Sly’s native country. It serves an array of industries, including construction, real estate and property management.

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The company has seen growth in the construction industry,  managing projects for Brasfield and Gorrie, the lead company in the development of the new Atlanta Braves baseball stadium. Barisic was also invited to speak at tech conferences in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco last year.

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