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11.25.2013

UGA alumna is first female dean of Morehouse Division of Business Administration and Economics

Cheryl Allen (PHD ’98) was recently named the first female dean of the Business Administration and Economics Division at Atlanta’s Morehouse College; however, she admits that education has not always been “on [her] radar.”

Allen says that she and her sisters were inspired by a female accountant’s visit to her high school bookkeeping class in Chattanooga - an experience that led the sisters to enter the field. After landing what many would consider a dream job with Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young), but finding herself dissatisfied about the possibility of becoming a partner, Allen elected to pursue other career options.

After discussing her future with a former professor at Morehouse, Allen was drawn to teaching. After some time, she realized that her CPA degree was not going to cut it, considering her new career aspirations. At the age of 32, Allen entered UGA to earn her Ph.D.

Allen’s passion for accounting and breaking boundaries has led to this important position at Morehouse. While the university just celebrated its 145th anniversary, she believes there is always room to grow. “You think you have the solutions to make it all work,” she says. “That’s not all there is to it. You can have all the credentials in the world, and not move one student.”

Congratulations, Cheryl, on being named dean at Morehouse. Your hard work has obviously paid off and and we are proud to call you a fellow Bulldog.

Information for this blog entry was sourced from http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/terryuga/terry_fall13/#/52

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08.18.2014

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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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