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04.14.2014

Thinc. at UGA Entrepreneurial Week

Successful entrepreneurs, including UGA graduates, will share their success stories and lessons learned as part of Thinc. Entrepreneurial Week, now through April 17. The Thinc. initiative is designed to help students, faculty and staff see the world of business opportunities at both the local and global levels, and to start "something in response.

That something might be a new for-profit company or a nonprofit social venture. It might change something in your own neighborhood or community, or it might change the world.

In addition to the “Starting Points” entrepreneur panel, this year’s Thinc. Entrepreneurial Week will feature a “give back” hackathon; a talk on breakthrough innovation by David Butler, Coca-Cola vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship; a collaborative innovation competition; an extreme networking session, events related to social entrepreneurship, and a local arts and culture business summit.  

Please visit thinc.uga.edu for a full calendar of events, profiles of participating UGA students, faculty, staff and alumni entrepreneurs and all the information you need to get the most out of Thinc.

Terry Hastings
Director of Research Communications
Office of the Vice President for Research

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04.10.2014

2014 Alumni Awards Luncheon

It’s Honors Week at UGA, a time to celebrate outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni who have given so much to the university. Tomorrow, the UGA Alumni Association will host the 2014 Alumni Awards Luncheon. The event will take place this Friday, April 11, at noon at the Classic Center in downtown Athens.

At the luncheon, the Alumni Merit Award, the UGA Alumni Association's oldest honor, will be presented to Charlayne Hunter-Gault (ABJ '63), known for her award-winning journalism and work as a foreign correspondent and M. Douglas Ivester (BBA '69), who spent over 20 years working with Coca-Cola.

Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations Tom Landrum (AB '72, MA '87) and Anne Sweaney, professor emerita in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, will be honored with the Faculty Service Award. The Alumni Family of the Year award will go to Francis "Abit" Massey (BBA '49) and his family, known for their commitment to the community, poultry industry and UGA.

Click here for more information about the honorees and the event.

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04.09.2014

Alaina in Atlanta connects young professionals

Have you ever wondered how to get connected after moving to a new city or starting a new job? Jon Jay Banks (BBA '96) had the same question and decided to solve the problem by co-founding an activities group for young professionals in Atlanta.

Banks partnered with a friend to launch Alaina in Atlanta. He says, “The company offers great social, recreational, and travel opportunities for people that want to get out, have fun and make new friends.” The official launch on March 8 included a dinner and comedy show, which brought together professionals from all walks of life for a fun night out on the town.

Alaina in Atlanta is unique in its company premise, which doesn’t require you to sign a contract—instead, members pay $20 per month to access the exclusive company calendar of events. Then, you only pay the registration fees for the events you want to attend. Young professionals can choose to start and stop their memberships at any time.

UGA alumni new to Atlanta or who want to expand their network of friends and contacts should check out Alaina in Atlanta!

Learn more by visiting the Alaina in Atlanta website and/or Facebook page.

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