Alumna Amanda Anderson (BSFCS ‘97) named Wellhouse director at Blackberry Farm
College of Education accepting alumni award nominations
Focus on Faculty: Stephan Durham
Early registration for the 2014 Dawg Trot 5K Run/Walk ends tomorrow
Young alumnus Kyle Green (BS ’12) launches Young Hearted Apparel clothing line
2014 Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar: The Best of UGA
A Calling for this Bulldog
New Heights, New Horizons
UGA alumnae shed a light on “Atlanta’s Real Women”
UGA study abroad program inspires documentary
Creative jewelry designed by alumna Casey Melton (BBA '04, BFA '05)
Another successful UGA Alumni Leadership Assembly
Sonny Seiler (BBA ‘56, JD ‘57) receives Erk Russell Award
Georgia’s on my mind this weekend for Alumni Leadership Assembly!
Music of Steve Dancz (BMUS ’80) featured in Super Bowl XLVIII
Alumnus awarded President’s Fulfilling the Dreams Award
Alumna Elizabeth Sheain (MAED ‘11) opens horse rescue
David Ellis (AB ‘94) named vice president of marketing for O’Charley’s
UGA Alumnus appointed director of UGA Technology Commercialization Office
UGA graduate named to Texas A&M 12 Under 12 Young Alumni list
UGA celebrates 229th anniversary as first state-chartered institution of higher education
Social Empowerment Center named top Bulldog 100 business
Diabetes advocate Phil Southerland (BSA ‘05) launches Team Type 1 Foundation
UGA alumnus Tom Okie (PHD ‘12) explains the history behind “The Peach State”
UGA alumnus launches Dinner Lab
Paul Byron Downs (AB '93) is a rising star in luxury furnishings market
Alumnus Patrick Millsaps (JD '00) rubbing elbows in Hollywood
Jamie Fine (ABJ '89) takes the cake!
Focus on Faculty: John Maltese
Richard Riley (BBA ‘84) serves as U.S. Consul General
Former UGA Alumni Association president passes away
Happy New Year!
Traveling to the Gator Bowl?
Happy Holidays from the UGA Alumni Association!
Alumni-owned companies collaborate to provide ultimate Southern experience
Alumna is force behind Amalia Designs
Anne Byrn (BSHE ‘78) lands her cake mixes in Publix Super Markets
UGA alumnus Daniel Streicker (PHD ‘11) named first winner of international science prize
UGA Alumni Association holiday parties are in full swing
Alumni open Athens’s only vegan restaurant
Alumna offers reusable wrapping
Mike Proctor (BBA ‘96) sells collegiate kettle corn
Warnell honors distinguished alumni
Focus on the Faculty: Kyle Johnsen
Dwayne Bass (AB '98) saves the planet one sculpture at a time
Need a special treat for the holidays? Amanda Wilbanks (AB ‘01) has you covered!
The Bitter Southerner provides insight into life as a Southerner
UGA alumna is first female dean of Morehouse Division of Business Administration and Economics
UGA alumna serves at America’s Cup
Alumna earns SPANX Leg Up Award
Atlanta alumna owns and operates Lacefield Designs
Investiture ceremony for UGA President Jere W. Morehead
Gus Arrendale (BSA ‘80) awarded National Humanitarian Medal
UGA Extension launches Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge
Founding director of Right Steps Inc., speaks in Athens
Alumni launch Sugarboo Designs
Former UGA football player hosts golf tournament to benefit Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation
Happy Veterans Day!
An exciting week at UGA!
The 2013 McGladrey Classic
Stephen Roy (BSA '86) becomes president of Mack North American Sales & Marketing
Alumnus Mike Mulligan (PHD '72) creates career seminar
UGA alumna is creator of Liddabits
An action-packed weekend
Alumna featured on “Untold Stories of the ER”
Michael Giarrusso (ABJ ‘92) named AP global sports editor
Alumna creates beautiful lamps for a good cause
Tom Pashley (BBA ‘91) named president and COO of Pinehurst Resort and Country Club
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.
Congratulations to Amanda Anderson (BSFCS ’97) on being named Wellness Director at Blackberry Farm's Wellhouse.
Wellhouse will promote and execute Blackberry Farm’s wellness philosophy that emphasizes a balanced, sustainable lifestyle with room to embrace and enjoy the pleasures of fine living, the exhilaration of physical activity and the necessity for restoration of both the mind and body.
Anderson's experiences at Red Door Spas, The Ritz-Carlton in Miami and Golden Door at the Boulders Resort make Blackberry Farm a perfect fit. She will oversee all Wellhouse operations including programming, products, retail, fitness programs, events and conceptual development.
Wellhouse is expected to open in June. Congratulations again Amanda, we are excited to see your achievements!
To learn more about Anderson and Wellhouse, please click here.
The UGA College of Education (COE) is now accepting applications for its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
These awards honor the achievements of COE alumni, undergraduate or graduate, who have gone above and beyond in their professional accomplishments, and service and contributions to the education community.
Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 21. To nominate a deserving individual, please submit the completed nomination form electronically.
The UGA Alumni Association encourages you to provide input as COE seeks to recognize those individuals who bring distinction and honor to both UGA and the College of Education around the world!
If you have any questions, simply email Elizabeth Gaughf at email@example.com.
Get nominating, Bulldogs! (And don't forget about the UGA Alumni Association 40 Under 40 nominations, too!)
The UGA College of Engineering continues to flourish since it was established in 2012. Helping lead this dramatic growth is Stephan Durham, an associate professor in the college.
Professor Durham earned his bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degrees from the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas. He first arrived at UGA in January 2012 to assist with the development of the new undergraduate degree program in civil engineering.
Durham, whose teaching and research interests center on concrete materials, structural engineering and sustainability, enjoys engaging students with “hands-on” engineering through his Civil Engineering Materials class. He describes the course as one in which students “mix and test sustainable concrete mixtures and examine the behavior of steel and wood when subjected to loads.” He also notes that he enjoys the part of the semester during which students construct concrete Frisbees for a class competition.
In addition to teaching, Durham helped build the civil engineering program from the ground up, and now serves as its program coordinator. He has helped grow the program from 63 to 108 students in just two years. During its short existence, the college has already been awarded a 2012 Outstanding University Award by the American Concrete Award Institute, and has instituted a student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The UGA Alumni Association appreciates all that Durham has done for UGA’s engineering program!
To learn more about Stephan Durham and his work at UGA, please click here.