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12.18.2012

President Obama Nominates UGA Graduate as Next Air National Guard Chief

I was pleased to hear that President Obama has nominated UGA alumnus Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Clarke III ’81 to be the next director of the Air National Guard. Clarke is currently commander of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region – 1st Air Force.

If confirmed by the Senate, Clarke will replace Lt. Gen. Harry “Bud” Wyatt III, who has led the Air National Guard since 2009. In his new role, Clarke will develop and coordinate the policies and programs for more than 106,000 Air Guard members in more than 200 units throughout the U.S., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

The 1981 agronomy and ROTC graduate is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flight hours, including more than 100 in combat. He is no stranger to leadership roles, having been the senior defense official and defense attaché for the Office of Defense Cooperation in Turkey, and Joint Force Air Component Commander for North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, among other roles.

We salute Lt. Gen. Clarke and wish him the best during the Senate review process. He is a fine example of a graduate that has committed his life to protecting and serving our country. We are proud to call him a Georgia Bulldog!

CLICK HERE to read the full National Guard Bureau news release.

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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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