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04.08.2013

UGA residence hall named for former Governor George D. Busbee

UGA’s East Campus Village will soon have a new name for one of its residence halls. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents recently voted to approve the naming of Building 1512 after the late Georgia Governor George D. Busbee (BBA’49, LLB ’52).

Busbee, the 77th governor of Georgia, championed education during his time in office and established the statewide public kindergarten system. He also focused on economic development, prison reform, state constitution revision, and the restructuring of the Department of Human Resources.

Building 1512 opened in the fall of 2004 alongside three named residence halls—McWhorter Hall, Rooker Hall and Vandiver Hall. The apartment-style buildings offer two-, three- and four-bedroom options to more than 1,200 students.

A native of Vienna, Ga., Busbee enrolled as a student at UGA after attending both Georgia Military College and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, and serving in the U.S. Navy. After graduation, he started a law practice in Albany, Ga., where he and his wife Mary Elizabeth raised four children.

In 1956, Busbee was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives and served for 18 years. He served two consecutive terms as governor of Georgia – the first governor in the state to do so. After retiring from politics, Busbee lived with his family in Duluth and became a partner at King & Spalding. He passed away in 2004 at the age of 76.

The University is grateful for Busbee’s contributions to UGA and the state. I believe this honor will serve as a reminder for future generations of University students of the great work this graduate executed on behalf of his home state.

Information for this blog was sourced from the University of Georgia School of Law.

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03.25.2015

3rd Annual TEDxUGA is Friday, March 27

UGA is hosting its 3rd Annual TEDxUGA event in Tate Grand Hall on Friday, March 27 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. What is TEDx? TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUGA, where x = independently organized TED event. At the TEDxUGA event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Several UGA alumni will present at this year's TEDxUGA event:

  • Lemuel LaRoche (BSW '02, MSW '03)
  • Michelle Blue (BBA '13)
  • Julie Rushmore (PHD '13, DVM '17)
  • Chris Dixon (ABJ '89, MMC '95)
  • Lisa Taylor (JD '01)

Won't be in Athens or missed out on tickets for the event? TEDxUGA will be livestreamed begining at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. This will be a great opportunity for alumni and friends to participate and engage from across the country. You can also interact with the event on Twitter.

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03.19.2015

2015 Alumni Seminar: Food for Thought

The University of Georgia will host its second annual Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar, a three-day educational gathering for UGA alumni and friends, from May 1-3, 2015. This year's theme is "Food for Thought" and will feature lectures, tours and interactive seminars that showcase the best that UGA has to offer. Come prepared with open minds and empty stomachs as you experience a fun, food-filled weekend on campus.

Seminar highlights include:

  • A reception and dinner with Food Network star and alumnus Alton Brown (AB '04)
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of campus
  • Presentations from leading UGA faculty members
  • Address by Peter Dale (ABJ '99), owner/chef of The National in Athens, 2012 Food & Wine's "People's Best New Chef-Southeast"
  • A farm-to-table dinner under the stars on Herty Field

View the complete seminar schedule

The registration fee for this three-day seminar is $290 per person, which includes all meals, beverages, transportation, seminars and special activities. It does not include hotel accommodations.

A supplemental dining package for non-attendee spouses/guests may be purchased for $115. This includes the Friday reception and dinner with Alton Brown, the Saturday reception and Ffarm-to-table dinner on Herty Field, and a local lunch market on Sunday.

Register today!

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03.13.2015

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships

Registration for the Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships has been extended to Monday, March 16. 

Join hundreds of UGA alumni and friends for one of Athens' largest 5K races on Saturday, March 21! This year, the UGA Alumni Association is proud to announce the Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships will raise awareness and funds for student scholarships at UGA. Your participation ensures a bright future for students! 

  • Individual: $25 (without T-shirt)
  • Individual: $40 (with T-shirt)
  • Family of Four: $65
  • Team of Ten: $155
  • UGA Student Organization Team of Ten: $110
  • UGA Student: $15

Register today!

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