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Creative jewelry designed by alumna Casey Melton (BBA '04, BFA '05)

After graduating from UGA, alumna Casey Melton (BBA ’04, BFA ’05) packed up her things and headed for Dallas, Texas. There, she enlisted the help of a partner to establish design firm f. is for frank.

Once a design firm for architectural elements, f. is for frank took a new direction in 2009 when Melton and her partner decided to venture into jewelry-making. After the success of the first collection, Melton continued to create jewelry with a textural, sculptural and modern feel.

The jewelry reflects organic and natural shapes and is made of cast pewter, a nod to Melton’s experience in architectural design. Click here for an inside look into their creative process. Recently, the line has grown and now includes housewares, cuff links and dog tags. All pieces are designed, sculpted and cast in f. is for frank’s Dallas studio.

Melton constantly experiments with new ideas, and “has her hands in each step of the process in order to ensure a phenomenal work of art that will last forever.”

f. is for frank continues to garner media attention, even appearing at the Grammy’s where LMFAO member, Redfoo, sported their cufflinks on the red carpet.

Congratulations on all your success, Casey! The UGA Alumni Association looks forward to seeing what the future holds for f. is for frank. 

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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.

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We are happy to welcome the Class of 2018 and Go Dawgs!

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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). 

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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.

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Click here to learn more about "WxGeeks."

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