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02.21.2014

Sonny Seiler (BBA ‘56, JD ‘57) receives Erk Russell Award

The alumnus responsible for raising each of our University of Georgia mascots will be receiving a prestigious award from the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame this Saturday, February 22.

Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler (BBA ’56, JD ’57) has successfully raised each of the university's bulldog mascots, beginning with Uga I in 1956 and continuing through the current Uga IX. Uga and Seiler have received great national recognition, including Uga being named “Nation’s Best College Mascot” by Sports Illustrated in 1997.  For his spirit and dedication to the UGA, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame will recognize Seiler with the Erk Russell Spirit Award.

This award recognizes individuals who have contributed the same level of sports enthusiasm as the spirited football coach Erk Russell. Seiler certainly fits this description and is deserving of this honor. The award will be presented on Saturday during the annual Georgia Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Macon, Ga.

When he is not being recognized as the owner of our legendary mascot, Seiler is a senior partner of Bouhan Falligant, specializing in trial law. He has served as chairman of the UGA Law School Board of Visitors, as well as past president of the State Bar of Georgia.

Thank you for your tireless dedication to UGA, Sonny. We are always appreciative of your service and support, and we can hardly wait until next football season to see our favorite mascot take the field once again!

This blog was sourced from the Sunday Morning News.

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03.25.2015

3rd Annual TEDxUGA is Friday, March 27

UGA is hosting its 3rd Annual TEDxUGA event in Tate Grand Hall on Friday, March 27 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. What is TEDx? TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUGA, where x = independently organized TED event. At the TEDxUGA event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Several UGA alumni will present at this year's TEDxUGA event:

  • Lemuel LaRoche (BSW '02, MSW '03)
  • Michelle Blue (BBA '13)
  • Julie Rushmore (PHD '13, DVM '17)
  • Chris Dixon (ABJ '89, MMC '95)
  • Lisa Taylor (JD '01)

Won't be in Athens or missed out on tickets for the event? TEDxUGA will be livestreamed begining at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. This will be a great opportunity for alumni and friends to participate and engage from across the country. You can also interact with the event on Twitter.

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03.19.2015

2015 Alumni Seminar: Food for Thought

The University of Georgia will host its second annual Return to the Arch Alumni Seminar, a three-day educational gathering for UGA alumni and friends, from May 1-3, 2015. This year's theme is "Food for Thought" and will feature lectures, tours and interactive seminars that showcase the best that UGA has to offer. Come prepared with open minds and empty stomachs as you experience a fun, food-filled weekend on campus.

Seminar highlights include:

  • A reception and dinner with Food Network star and alumnus Alton Brown (AB '04)
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of campus
  • Presentations from leading UGA faculty members
  • Address by Peter Dale (ABJ '99), owner/chef of The National in Athens, 2012 Food & Wine's "People's Best New Chef-Southeast"
  • A farm-to-table dinner under the stars on Herty Field

View the complete seminar schedule

The registration fee for this three-day seminar is $290 per person, which includes all meals, beverages, transportation, seminars and special activities. It does not include hotel accommodations.

A supplemental dining package for non-attendee spouses/guests may be purchased for $115. This includes the Friday reception and dinner with Alton Brown, the Saturday reception and Ffarm-to-table dinner on Herty Field, and a local lunch market on Sunday.

Register today!

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03.13.2015

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships

Registration for the Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships has been extended to Monday, March 16. 

Join hundreds of UGA alumni and friends for one of Athens' largest 5K races on Saturday, March 21! This year, the UGA Alumni Association is proud to announce the Dawg Trot 5K for Scholarships will raise awareness and funds for student scholarships at UGA. Your participation ensures a bright future for students! 

  • Individual: $25 (without T-shirt)
  • Individual: $40 (with T-shirt)
  • Family of Four: $65
  • Team of Ten: $155
  • UGA Student Organization Team of Ten: $110
  • UGA Student: $15

Register today!

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