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12.19.2012

Student Alumni Council Wraps Up Successful Fall Semester

Last week marked the end to another successful semester for the UGA Alumni Association Student Alumni Council (SAC), the student leadership group for the Student Alumni Association (SAA).

Since August, our amazing SAC members, led by President Shari McIntosh, have assisted with and planned many important student programs, including:

·         In partnership with SGA, welcoming more than 4,000 new freshmen with GBooks at the Class of 2016 Freshman Welcome event in Sanford Stadium

·         Hosting two North Campus ghost tours for more than 600 total attendees, and collecting 400 pounds of donated food items for the Northeast Georgia Food Bank.

·         Increasing Senior Signature donations by 400 percent compared to this time last year

·         Planning the inaugural SAC Alumni Tailgate on Nov. 3

·         Visiting 27 campus student organizations to encourage student giving to The University of Georgia

·         Distributing more than 600 Beat T-shirts before the Florida and SEC Championship football games

Let me also commend Assistant Director of Student Programs Evan Tighe ’08, ’11 and Student Programs Graduate Assistant Veronica Roman ’14 for their tireless leadership of this impressive group of students. They have helped guide SAC through an action-packed semester and the UGA Alumni Association could not have done it without them. Thanks, Evan and Veronica!

SAC members will return in the spring for another semester supporting the UGA Alumni Association, beginning with a spring retreat on Jan. 5. I wish all of them a relaxing, safe, and happy holiday break, and look forward to seeing their smiling faces around the Wray-Nicholson House in 2013.

The SAC and the UGA Alumni Association strive to enhance the relationships between students and alumni by representing and promoting university traditions, instilling pride, bolstering spirit, fostering community, and educating leaders. To learn more about the Student Alumni Council, CLICK HERE.

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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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