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10.30.2013

Michael Giarrusso (ABJ ‘92) named AP global sports editor

Michael Giarrusso (ABJ '92) is going global. I am pleased to share that Giarrusso has been named the Associated Press (AP) global sports editor.

Giarrusso's career has been a constant journey of growth with AP. The alumnus began his career with the nonprofit news agency in 1992, first serving as an intern in the Atlanta bureau. He then became a reporter before moving on to serve as a correspondent in State College, Pa. Next, Giarrusso became an editor on the AP’s national editing desk in New York and later, a news editor for the state of Georgia.

In 2003, Giarrusso became the state news director for the South. He led the AP’s U.S. regionalization project from 2007 to 2009 and won the AP’s internal Gramling Award for his role in the reorganization. Giarrusso became a chief of bureau in 2010, overseeing business operations for Arizona and New Mexico.

In this new position, he will oversee AP's sports operations and manage more than 100 journalists covering events around the world, including the Olympics, World Cup and Super Bowl. He will be based in New York.

Congratulations on this great achievement, Michael! Best of luck in your new role - we expect nothing other than positive coverage of our Bulldogs! (Just kidding!)

You can read more about Giarrusso's career here.

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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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