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06.28.2013

Camille Kesler (BSFCS ’94) becomes Atlanta Symphony Associates president

Congratulations to Camille Kesler (BSFCS ’94) on being slated to serve as the 2013-2014 president of Atlanta Symphony Associates (ASA), one of the largest symphony auxiliary organizations in the country.

Kesler’s path to this position was paved with a number of impressive accomplishments, including serving as immediate past president of Junior League of Atlanta, the third-largest Junior League chapter in the world, and being named to the UGA Alumni Association 40 Under 40 Class of 2012.

Entering its 69th year, ASA is an all-volunteer group that coordinates projects and events that benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Each year, the group raises more than $1 million. ASA assists with events such as the Decorators’ Show House & Gardens, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Gala, Bravo! Casino Night, Martin Luther King Celebration, and a golf tournament. ASA is recognized nationally as one of the nation's leading orchestral volunteer organizations.

Kesler will serve a two-year term as president. The alumna currently lives in Atlanta with her husband of 17 years and their three children.

On behalf of the UGA Alumni Association, I wish Camille the very best in this new position. Undoubtedly, she will experience as much success in this role as she has with Junior League.

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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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