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05.28.2014

Grady College announces recipients of 2014 Alumni Awards

Four Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication alumni were recognized for their distinguished and successful careers during the 2014 Grady College Alumni Awards Ceremony.

Dean Charles Davis described the recipients of the awards best, “From journalism and mass communication to the halls of academe, our alumni embody all that makes Grady a special place.”

Alan Griggs (ABJ ’72) received the John Holliman Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a senior manager of communications with experience ranging from television news reporting to corporate communications. Griggs is also the chair of the department of communications and journalism at Lipscomb University in Nashville, and produces the PBS program, “The Wildside.” During his career Griggs has received numerous awards, including three Peabody Awards and several Emmys.

Amy Glennon (ABJ ’90) was honored with the Henry W. Grady Mid-Career Alumni Award. Glennon is the publisher for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, serving as the first woman to hold the position in the newspaper’s history. Returning to her roots, she serves as an emeritus member of The Red and Black’s Board of Directors.

Greg Bluestein (ABJ ’04, AB ’04), recipient of the John E. Drewry Young Alumni Award, is a political reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Currently, his beat involves covering Georgia state government. In this role, he has traveled to Panama with Governor Nathan Deal and Haiti with President Jimmy Carter. Bluestein has also covered the Gulf Oil Spill, a tragic mine explosion in West Virginia and numerous other breaking news stories.

Kathy Richardson (MA ’83, PHD ’92) was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award. After joining the faculty of Berry College in the late 1980s, Richardson was named provost in 2013. The author of several textbooks, Richardson has received several teaching awards and is the current co-editor of the National Forensic Journal.

Congratulations to these outstanding alumni! The UGA Alumni Association wishes you the best of luck in all your endeavors.

Click here to read more about the event and honorees.

Photo credit to Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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09.26.2014

Good Eats: Alton in ATH

Notable UGA alumni Alton Brown (AB ‘04) is coming home to the Classic City on October 21 to kick off the third leg of his “Edible Inevitable Tour.”

You might recognize Alton from his Food Network shows “Good Eats,” “Iron Chef America” and “Cutthroat Kitchen.” Brown began producing his own show in the late nineties when he was dissatisfied with the quality of cooking shows in America. His dream came true in 2011 when he won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best TV Food Personality.

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Sic ‘Em City: Homecoming 2014

Beginning September 28, the University of Georgia will welcome alumni, friends and fans to campus for UGA Homecoming Week. This year’s theme, “Sic ‘Em City,” features several Las Vegas-inspired events for students and visitors alike, including a comedy show, game night and carnival.

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Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will have a Game Day BBQ beginning at 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

The School of Law will hold its annual Law Dawg BBQ on Herty Field beginning at 1:30 p.m. Prepaid reservations are required to attend.

The Terry College of Business will host a tailgate on the Brooks Hall Lawn at 1:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, click here.

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For more information about Homecoming Week events, click here.

The UGA Alumni Association looks forward to welcoming alumni and friends back to campus for the 2014 Homecoming Week! Sic 'em!

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