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Focus on Faculty: Tony Lowe

Social work is an ever-evolving and progressive field with a need for effective advocates. One such advocate is Tony Lowe, an associate professor in the School of Social Work.

Lowe earned his bachelor’s degree and master's of social work degree from Grambling State University. He later earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh through the School of Social Work. A native of Hogansville, Ga., Lowe longed to return to his home state, leading to his arrival at UGA in 2003.

Currently, Lowe teaches courses about social welfare policy and directs the Interdisciplinary Ghana Study Abroad Program. According to Lowe, this program is “designed to enhance students’ cross-cultural awareness and develop their skills for international leadership.”

Lowe’s time in Ghana has inspired some of his favorite memories of UGA. Noting the lack of educational supplies in West Africa, he initiated the Ghanaian School Uniform & Resource Project, through which he has raised over $10,000 to help purchase school uniforms and other supplies for needful children.

In addition to teaching and directing the Ghana study abroad program, Lowe enjoys UGA football games, for which he is a season ticket holder, volunteering with the Athens and Hogansville recreation departments and inspiring his students to be “fearless lifelong learners.”

To learn more about Tony Lowe and his work at UGA, please click here.

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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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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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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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