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08.23.2013

40 Under 40 Spotlight: Jennifer Jordan (JD ’01)

Jennifer Jordan (JD ’01) says that she owes her successful career to the “top-notch legal education” that she received at the University of Georgia. Today, Jordan “is a dedicated and experienced trial and appellate lawyer,” says former UGA School of Law Director of Alumni Relations Suzanne Griffeth (BSFCS ’07).

While attending UGA, Jordan was an editorial board member and articles editor for Georgia Law Review, and was named to the Order of the Coif, the Order of the Barristers, and the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of the Court. She was a member of the National Moot Court Team, which was won the regional championship while she was a member.

After graduating, she served as a federal law clerk to the late U.S. District Court Judge Anthony A. Alaimo. She then spent two years with Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore in Atlanta as an associate. From 2004 to 2008, she was an associate with The Barnes Law Group in Marietta, Ga., and from 2009-2010, she was with Pate & Brody in Atlanta.

Today, she is the principal and owner of The Jordan Firm. In this role, she focuses exclusively on trial work, complex civil litigation and whistleblower actions. She also serves as a jury consultant for trial lawyers dealing with complex civil cases. She has recently developed an iPad application called JuryStrike that helps attorneys pick juries more efficiently and effectively.

Today, the alumna is a member of a number of boards of directors, including WIN List, GreenLaw, Blueprint Georgia and Camp Kudzu. She has been a member of the UGA Law School Alumni Association Council since 2004, and is the incoming president-elect.

Jordan was a member of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2008 and has received a number of recognitions, including Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” in trial practice, Georgia Trend Magazine’s “40 Under 40” in 2007, and the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court from 2004 to 2006.

Congratulations to Jennifer Jordan on being named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2013. To view the rest of her class and/or to register to attend the 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon that will honor these outstanding young alumni, please click here.

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04.18.2014

UGA alum leads Nasa team on the precipice of discovery

Above is an illustration of UGA-1785, the first star system to be named after a university.

Roger Hunter (BS ’78) is hoping to answer one of humanity’s greatest questions: can life exist on other planets? Hunter and the NASA Kepler team aim to expand the census of planets and alter our understanding of our place in the Milky Way galaxy. In the five years the Kepler telescope has been in orbit, the team has confirmed 961 additional planets in our solar system.

Hunter has kept a strong relationship with the university over the years. While many Bulldogs show their Georgia pride with car tags and coffee mugs, Hunter honored his alma mater by naming a planetary system UGA-1785.

This year, the Kepler team was awarded with the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy by the National Space Club. The award is given annually to those who have made the most impact on space activities.

Congratulations on the award, Roger! We cannot wait to see what you and your team will find!

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04.17.2014

Thank a Donor Day is today!

Thank A Donor Day

Did you know that UGA’s first donation was 633 acres of land from John Milledge? This land later became the site of our beloved University of Georgia. To celebrate private donations, the Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship, in partnership with the Student Alumni Council, is hosting the third annual Thank a Donor Day today from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Plaza. During this annual event, students will have the opportunity to express their donor appreciation in a variety of ways.

Students are invited to write personalized thank you notes, sign a large thank you card and/or create video and photo messages of gratitude. These messages will be combined and shared in the coming weeks with donors near and far (click here to view last year's video). UGA "student celebrities" will be part of the event, too! Expect to see "Big Man on Campus" Rance Nix, Miss UGA Adeline Kenerly, the UGA Ballroom Performance Group, Hairy Dawg and more.

Thank a Donor Day educates the UGA community about the importance of private giving and offers students opportunities to thank donors for their generosity and encourage a culture of philanthropy at UGA. 

Follow along with the day's activities via the Thank a Donor Day Instagram accountFacebook page and Twitter handle. Students, be sure to stop by to express your gratitude - and receive some free giveaways. See you  there!

Update: Click here to view photos from this year's Thank a Donor Day!

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04.15.2014

2014 UGA Day Tour

The 2014 UGA Day Tour is launching tomorrow with its first stop in Greenville, S.C. For the past three years, the UGA Day Tour has brought administrators and coaches to more than 26 cities across the country. This year's stops include: Greenville, S.C.; Gainesville, Ga.; Dalton, Ga.; Orlando, Fla.; Savannah, Ga.; Albany, Ga.; Houston, Texas; Tifton, Ga.; Augusta, Ga.; Columbus, Ga.; Macon, Ga.; and Gwinnett County, Ga. Will YOU be there to join in the fun?

Each stop on the tour will feature one administrator and two athletic coaches. The program includes updates on UGA's latest research initiatives, athletic teams and the Class of 2018. On top of that, attendees will enjoy delicious food in each city and enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle will fellow Bulldog Faithful.

Put on your red and black and practice your Dawg bark because, in the next few weeks, UGA will be coming to a city near you. It’s not too late to join the tradition; click here for more information about each stop on the tour.

The UGA Day program is a collaboration between the UGA Alumni Association and UGA Athletic Association.

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