Forrest Griffin (AB ’03) retires from UFC
UGA young alumni to gather at SweetWater Brewing Company tonight
William “Bill” Jenkins Stembler (JD ’71) + Georgia Theatre Company open new movie theatre in Athens
Georgia Museum of Art director receives American Alliance of Museums Award
UGA alumnus on New York Times Bestsellers List
UGA alumnus protects California’s natural resources as director of the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
UGA alumna reaches unique milestone
Shyam Reddy (JD ’00) Joins Euramax as SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
UGA alumna named to Forbes 2013 list of the most powerful black women in the world
Melissa Boone (BBA ’97) named Charlotte Business Journal Woman in Business
UGA alumnus and veterinarian to bulldog mascot passes away
Alumnus named grand prize winner of 2013 Iron Age Designs’ Challenge
Bulldog 100 Deadline is TOMORROW
Recap: 2013 UGA Alumni Employee Breakfast
Last week to nominate for Bulldog 100!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
UGA graduate wins Bearings Specialists Association Lifetime Achievement Award
UGA graduate now a golf curator at St. Andrews
UGA alumna wins Teach for America award to enrich students’ technological skills
Betsy Crossley (BS ’77, MS ’80) elected mayor of Nashville suburb
Spotlight on the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities & Arts
Alumnus leads Columbus, Ohio, arts council
Grady College creates Carolyn Caudell Tieger Chair in Public Affairs Communications
Alumna Katarina Burin wins $25,000 ICA award
Is it May already?
On the road again with UGA Days
The Georgia Review to host readings in NYC
Seniors, we’re hosting the first ever Commencement Celebration!
Bulldog serves as world-renowned authority on French novelist
UGA students receive Udall, Truman and Goldwater scholarships
UGA mourns cherished members of the Bulldog family
Ben Stowers (AB ’08) leads foundation to protect Georgia’s natural resources
UGA alumna leads Phoenix nonprofit for at-risk youth
UGA alumnus receives Pulitzer Prize for local reporting
Genetics graduate to spearhead new nonprofit initiative to open a bioscience complex in Portland
Orlando based non-profit seeks to fulfill dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses
UGA graduate leads “dream team” in initiative to map the human brain
UGA unveils new license plate design
Sending our best to Boston
Grady announces new dean and recognizes outstanding alumni
UGA seeking images for TV public service announcement
Sixth UGA School of Law grad selected to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court
UGA app designed by students launches today
Mowery Consulting Group wins four 2013 Pollie Awards
WE LOVE OUR DONORS!
UGA Days Kick Off in Columbus, Georgia
Leadership lessons from the Cherokee Nation
UGA residence hall named for former Governor George D. Busbee
Two UGA Centenarians Still Going Strong
Alumna Named to Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Services Board
UGA Graduate Aims to Catapult Students into Fulfilling Careers
Mark Your Calendars!
UGA Mourns Two Bulldog Greats
UGA Alumni Corporate Chapters Form Connections in the Workplace
Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell selected to the 2013 class of Henry Crown Fellows
Bulldog-Owned Company Wins Small Business of the Year Award
Alumni Bring New Brewery to Athens
UGA Alumna Wins Inaugural “Breakthrough Prize” Worth $3 Million
UGA Alumni Association + 2013 UGA Entrepreneurial Week
State Names Executive Director of Revived Charter Schools Commission
Virginia Tech Math Professor Earns Early Career Award
Two UGA Faculty Members Named Meigs Professors
Happy (Belated) St. Patrick’s Day!
UGA Alumni Staff Members Help With Card-Writing Campaign
Alumna Featured in New York Times
Legendary Journalist Eugene Patterson (ABJ ’43) To Be Buried at Arlington Today
Alumni Chapters Host IMPACT Students on Spring Break
President of Costa Rica Visits UGA Campus
UGA Graduate to Perform at South by Southwest Music Festival
UGA Alumna Brings Innovation to Science and Technology Education
Georgia Trend magazine recently released its “Top 100 Most Influential Georgians” list for 2013. These Georgians are exerting their influence in our state’s business dealings, philanthropic endeavors and politics. As Georgia Trend puts it, they “impact how we live, how we vote, how we buy and how we give.”
This year’s list includes 24 UGA alumni:
· Dan Amos (BBA ’73) Chairman & CEO Aflac
· John D. Barge (EDD ’04) State School Superintendent
· Gary W. Black (BSA ’80) Commissioner: Georgia Department of Agriculture
· Jason Carter (JD ’04) State Senator
· Saxby Chambliss (BBA ’66) U.S. Senator
· Chris Cummiskey (BBA ’96) Commissioner: Georgia Department of Economic Development
· Rob Gibson (AB ’81) Executive & Artistic Director: Savannah Music Festival
· Hank M. Huckaby (matriculate ’06) Chancellor, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
· Johnny Isakson (BBA ’66) U.S. Senator
· Reynold Jennings (BSPH ’69) President & CEO WellStar Health Systems
· Jan Jones (ABJ ’80) Speaker Pro Tempore: Georgia House of Representatives
· Brian Kemp (BSA ’87) Georgia Secretary of State
· Jack Kingston (AB ’78) U.S. Congressman
· Timothy Mescon (PHD ’79) President: Columbus State University
· Charlotte Nash (BBA ’75) Chairman: Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
· Dink NeSmith (ABJ ’70) President/Co-owner, Community Newspapers, Inc.
Chairman, Board of Regents
· Alec Poitevint (AB ’02) Chairman & President: Southeastern Minerals Inc.
· David Ralston (JD ’80) Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives
· Lynn Smith (BSED ’68) State Representative
· Kessel D. Stelling Jr. (BBA ’78) Chairman & CEO: Synovus
· Natasha Trethewey (AB ’89) United States Poet Laureate
· T. Rogers Wade (matriculate ’63) Chairman: Georgia Public Policy Foundation
· Yvonne D. Williams (ABJ ’78) President: Perimeter Community Improvement Districts
· Sally Quillian Yates (ABJ ’82, JD 1986) U.S. Attorney: Northern District of Georgia
I am pleased to see so many alumni of UGA on this list, in addition to University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams, and the imprint they are leaving on our state. My congratulations to them all.
See the complete list of influential Georgia, please click here.
Forrest Griffin (AB ‘03) is hanging up his gloves as an Ultimate Fighting Challenge competitor. The alumnus has been a UFC fighter for eight years and played a major role in the company’s success.
Griffin was cast in the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, which he won after the live finale that has since been deemed one of UFC’s hallmark fights. During his career, Griffin went 19-7 in MMA fights and 10-5 in UFC fights. Adam (BSBE ’98, MS ’07) and Rory (BSBE ’99) Singer, owners of Bulldog 100 business Athens Fitness & MMA, played an integral role in launching Griffin’s career.
Griffin cites his health as the main reason for going into retirement. Despite his great MMA and UFC success, he has suffered a number of injuries during fights. He is expected to take on a position with UFC in the near future.
Congratulations on a successful career, Forrest – you are one tough Bulldog! I look forward to seeing what this next step on your UFC journey has in store for you.
This article was sourced from USA Today.
Each summer, hundreds of young alumni descend upon SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta for an evening of networking and socializing. This year’s gathering will be held tonight from 9 p.m. to midnight – and it’s not too late for you to join in the fun!
Online registration has closed, but the Alumni Association invites you to still attend – attendees can register at the door for $30 per person.
This admission price includes a SweetWater pint glass for each attendee, beer tastings, and appetizers from the new Barberitos locations in Buckhead and Sandy Springs. In addition, the UGA Music Business Certificate Program helped coordinate the band for tonight’s evening, Universal Sigh out of Athens.
I hope you are able to make it tonight – the Young Alumni SweetWater Gathering is one of our most spirited events of the year and you won’t want to miss it!
To register for tonight’s event, please click here.
Tomorrow marks the opening of a new movie theatre in the Athens area – and a successful University of Georgia graduate is behind the business development.
William “Bill” Jenkins Stembler (JD ’71), the chairman and CEO of Georgia Theatre Company, oversees the operation of 326 auditoriums in 32 cities in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia. He is the third generation to run the family-owned business headquartered on St. Simons Island.
The new University 16 Cinemas, a multi-million dollar complex with a full-service restaurant that serves beer and wine, is located in the new Epps Bridge Centre near the intersection of GA 316 and Loop 10. It also houses a party room for special events for up to 75 people. The grand opening will take place tomorrow, June 14.
However, locals can visit the new theatre tonight for just $2.50 per ticket. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Variety – The Children’s Charity of Georgia and the Oconee Food for Kids program.
Congratulations to Bill and Georgia Theatre Company on this new endeavor in Athens. Thank you for representing the University of Georgia so well!