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09.10.2013

UGA Opens Student Veterans Resource Center

As members of the U.S. military return home from overseas, many will pursue degrees from higher education institutions like the University of Georgia. With an increase in the number of veterans enrolling at UGA, the university has planned initiatives to aid veterans as they exchange the battlefield for the opportunity to walk under the Arch as a graduate.
 
Upon their return to UGA, veterans can now take advantage of the new Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) to gain assistance in assimilating into student life. Last spring, the SVRC opened its doors on the first floor of the Tate Student Center. The center boasts an inviting atmosphere and offers student veterans a place to congregate and learn about the opportunities UGA has to offer.
 
UGA's veteran service efforts don't end there. In conjunction with the SVRC, the university plans to raise $100,000 to establish and dedicate a student veteran lounge and peer mentor program through the University Health Center. UGA hopes that these support resources will help military veterans feel at home in the Bulldog Nation.
 
I am proud to be associated with a university that recognizes and responds to the needs of our veterans and their educational goals. I encourage UGA Alumni and friends to learn more about the SVRC by clicking here.
 
Information for this blog was sourced from the Red & Black.

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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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