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09.06.2013

40 Under 40 Spotlight: Emily Hanson Scofield (MS ’99)

Emily Hanson Scofield (MS ’99) not only bleeds red and black, but also green. The 40 Under 40 Class of 2013 honoree has enjoyed a successful career promoting sustainability and environmental initiatives in the state of North Carolina.

Scofield graduated from UGA with a Master of Environmental Health Science in 1999. After graduation, she began her career as an environmental hygienist for North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County, and then became an environment, safety, and health coordinator at ITT WEDECO.

In 2007, RT Dooley Construction hired Scofield to serve as its safety and environmental director and steer the company’s sustainability efforts. Three years later, Scofield was named the U.S. Green Building Council’s Charlotte Region Chapter executive director.

In 2011, Scofield leveraged her role with the USGBC to establish the inaugural Charlotte Environmental Sustainability Week. The successful event, ordained by a mayoral proclamation, took place again in 2012.

When the Democratic National Convention took place in Charlotte in 2012, Scofield led a number of prominent sustainability endeavors that coincided with it. As a co-convener for the Energy, Technology and Community Sustainability Legacy Village, she helped secure $75,000 in funding and served as project manager for the Legacy House, a LEED-certified house that served as the centerpiece of the village. Later that year, she received the Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and the Girl Scout’s Women of Distinction Environmental Leadership Award.

This past January, Scofield facilitated a merger of the three USGBC chapters in North Carolina into one statewide organization, of which she became the executive director. Just since January, the alumna has earned a $100,000 grant and secured more than $40,000 for the chapter’s annual Partnership Campaign. She continues to communicate regularly with politicians, corporate executives and students to promote healthy, high-performing communities.

Outside of her professional responsibilities, Scofield is a tireless advocate for change. She is a member of Providence United Methodist Church, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, an American Heart Association supporter, and has led LEED AP study groups.

Congratulations to Emily on being named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2013!

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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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