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02.05.2013

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s … Alumni Leadership Assembly!

Alumni Leadership Assembly is a weekend filled with opportunities for alumni to learn how UGA has grown since graduation. This year’s gathering will draw Alumni Association chapter leaders to Athens to enjoy a tour of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, a men’s basketball game against South Carolina, information sessions presented by students, faculty and staff members, a culinary tour and social in downtown Athens, discount shopping at the UGA Bookstore and an awards ceremony celebrating chapter activities throughout 2012.

ALA is always one of my favorite events that the Alumni Association coordinates and I can hardly wait to catch up with the individuals that return to campus to learn how they can help their respective chapters grow. This year’s ALA will take place in just a few weeks – February 22 through 24.

To register, please click here. Early bird registration ($60) ends this Monday, February 11. After February 11, the price increases to $75.

Our local chapters are always looking for new and/or additional leaders and volunteers. If you are interested in getting more involved with your local chapter, please reach out to your local leadership team.

I hope to see many of you in Athens this month for Alumni Leadership Assembly!

Not convinced to attend yet? Check out the full schedule of events 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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