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
Former 40 Under 40 honoree sees dream approach reality
UGA alumnae open Athens’s first blow dry bar
Alumna’s gift to Ellen DeGeneres featured on The Ellen Show
Stephen Walker (BBA ‘04) launches gourmet popcorn business
Eleven UGA alumni named to Georgia Trend 40 Under 40
Sixteen alumni honored by UGA Graduate School
Dewdrop Designs offers handmade paper and leather products
Robert Jones (MS ‘75) named president of University at Albany
Former UGA golfer Erik Compton earns PGA Tour Courage Award
Tom Shanahan (JD '98) named top lawyer for UNC system
UGA Alumni Night at the Bookstore
This UGA grad is betting you’ll eat bugs ...
Linnea West’s art blog endorsed by The Huffington Post
UGA grad and Southern Grace Farms earn 2013 Farm Press Peanut Profitability Award
UGA alumnus receives highest honors for contribution to landscape architecture
UGA alumnus selected to serve as Colonial Williamsburg Foundation trustee
Three UGA grads return home to premiere film
Bradley Taylor (BS ‘95) featured in Garden & Gun
UGA grad partners with high school friend to offer athletic training services to young athletes
Four alumni honored with Blue Key Service Awards
Chad Eikhoff (BFA ‘97) is animating his way into the future
Comedy Central animated series co-creator is a UGA graduate
Seven alumni recognized by UGA College of Education
UGA graduate is voice of Boise State Broncos
UGA alumna breaks ground on new marketing firm
2013 40 Under 40 Awards Lunch a Success!
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Padgett “Pat” Wilson (AB ’96)
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Albert Glover Way (PHD ’08)
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Raegan Tuff (PHD ’09)
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Mark Anthony Thomas (BA ’01)
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Irving Steel (AB ’08)
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Logan Smalley (BS ’06)
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Richard Scott (BFA ’05)
UGA Opens Student Veterans Resource Center
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Kevin Scott (BA ’07)
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Emily Hanson Scofield (MS ’92)
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Robyn Painter (AB ’98)
40 Under 40 Spotlight: Kim Nogi (ABJ ’09, BMUS ’09)
The Ravens weren’t the only winners on Super Bowl Sunday. UGA alumnus Ben Holst (ABJ ’99) was a part of the post-production team that produced a popular ad that aired during the first quarter of the most-watched TV event in the country.
Holst helped produce "Goat 4 Sale," a 30-second ad that was one of five finalists in the Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl Competition" leading up to Sunday’s game.
The ad spot features a goat eating through hundreds of its owner’s Doritos bags. Fed up with the antics of his voracious pet, the man hides the snacks and prepares to sell the goat. We won’t spoil the ending, so be sure to check out the ad at www.crashthesuperbowl.com, along with the other four finalists. “Goat 4 Sale” was the only finalist outside of California.
After extensive online voting, “Goat 4 Sale” won the competition. It was one of two Doritos ads that aired during the Super Bowl and landed in the Top 10 on USA TODAY’s Ad Meter.
The UGA Alumni Association is proud of Holst’s accomplishment. It is always wonderful to see our alumni competing on a national stage. Congratulations on the Super Bowl Sunday victory, Ben, and Go Dawgs! (And best of luck to UGA on National Signing Day today - the Alumni Association staffers are enjoying following along online!)
Earlier today, the University of Georgia conferred degrees on 2,176 students during the 2013 fall semester Commencement ceremonies that were held in Stegeman Coliseum on campus. This morning's undergraduate ceremony featured the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's first female publisher, UGA alumna Amy Glennon (ABJ '90), while the afternoon graduate ceremony boasted an address by former Grady College Dean Cully Clark. Both shared wonderful words of wisdom with the students, wishing them the best as they head out into the world.
UGA Alumni Association President Tim Keadle (BBA '78) was on hand as the last speaker during both ceremonies. As always, he did a great job welcoming the students as members of the UGA Alumni Association. He encouraged them to locate their local alumni chapter and take advantage of the alumni awaiting their arrival with open arms.
Although I was unable to attend the festivities today, I know these new alumni will continue to represent the University of Georgia as one of the top public institutions in the country. During the past four years, I've seen what they can do as students - I look forward to seeing their successes as alumni. Might there be a future Bulldog 100 business owner or 40 Under 40 honoree among them? I expect so.
I encourage recent graduates to spend some time on our website to learn more about what our organization offers. My staff plans programs across the country, assists with more than 115 alumni chapters around the world, offers career services, shares news from campus, connects alumni to each other, among other activities. Then, be sure to connect with the UGA Alumni Association on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Once again, congratulations to the Fall Class of 2013 - I look forward to meeting each of you at a future UGA Alumni Association event. Go Dawgs!
Last night, UGA Alumni Association staff members were treated to a special dinner hosted by Alumni Association President Tim Keadle (BBA '78) and his wife, Kitty (BBA '78), at their beautiful home in Statham, Ga. While holiday gatherings are certainly about delicious food and festive attire, I find that such gatherings are more important as a reminder of a year spent in the presence of good friends, family members and co-workers. Although I was unable to attend last night's festivities, I understand it was a lovely affair, filled with fond memories from the year's alumni activities. In this holiday season, I hope that you take a moment to stop and think back on the people and events in your life that have made 2013 (hopefully) a spectacular year.
In the spirit of celebrating Bulldog camaraderie, a number of UGA Alumni Association chapters across the country are hosting holiday parties for local UGA alumni, friends and fans. Please click on the event names below for more information.
To locate your local alumni chapter and learn about activities taking place in your area, please click here.
I have a number of vegan and vegetarian acquaintances and have heard the struggle they endure when it comes to eating out with their dietary restrictions. A member of our board recently emailed me about a new restaurant in Athens that caters to vegans - and it's owned by UGA alumni!
Vanessa Molina (M ‘84) and her husband, Juan Molina (AB ’82), are the owners of Athens’s only vegan restaurant, Echo. Echo was originally called Broad Street Coffee, but when the business moved to Washington Street in downtown Athens in August, it was renamed.
Although the location has changed, the Molinas dedication to veganism has not. Echo only uses organic food in its dishes. If high-quality produce is unavailable, the menu is simply updated to reflect that.
Echo offers late-night live music on the weekends. Since it opened in August, Echo has hosted bands such as Of Montreal’s Calvin Love to Brooklyn-based Air Waves.
On behalf of Athens-area vegans (and non-vegans), thank you for adding Echo to the Athens food scene. I look forward to hearing more about your restaurant and its success!