UGA graduate now a golf curator at St. Andrews
UGA alumna wins Teach for America award to enrich students’ technological skills
Betsy Crossley (BS ’77, MS ’80) elected mayor of Nashville suburb
Spotlight on the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities & Arts
Alumnus leads Columbus, Ohio, arts council
Grady College creates Carolyn Caudell Tieger Chair in Public Affairs Communications
Alumna Katarina Burin wins $25,000 ICA award
Is it May already?
On the road again with UGA Days
The Georgia Review to host readings in NYC
Seniors, we’re hosting the first ever Commencement Celebration!
Bulldog serves as world-renowned authority on French novelist
UGA students receive Udall, Truman and Goldwater scholarships
UGA mourns cherished members of the Bulldog family
Ben Stowers (AB ’08) leads foundation to protect Georgia’s natural resources
UGA alumna leads Phoenix nonprofit for at-risk youth
UGA alumnus receives Pulitzer Prize for local reporting
Genetics graduate to spearhead new nonprofit initiative to open a bioscience complex in Portland
Orlando based non-profit seeks to fulfill dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses
UGA graduate leads “dream team” in initiative to map the human brain
UGA unveils new license plate design
Sending our best to Boston
Grady announces new dean and recognizes outstanding alumni
UGA seeking images for TV public service announcement
Sixth UGA School of Law grad selected to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court
UGA app designed by students launches today
Mowery Consulting Group wins four 2013 Pollie Awards
WE LOVE OUR DONORS!
UGA Days Kick Off in Columbus, Georgia
Leadership lessons from the Cherokee Nation
UGA residence hall named for former Governor George D. Busbee
Two UGA Centenarians Still Going Strong
Alumna Named to Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Services Board
UGA Graduate Aims to Catapult Students into Fulfilling Careers
Mark Your Calendars!
UGA Mourns Two Bulldog Greats
UGA Alumni Corporate Chapters Form Connections in the Workplace
Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell selected to the 2013 class of Henry Crown Fellows
Bulldog-Owned Company Wins Small Business of the Year Award
Alumni Bring New Brewery to Athens
UGA Alumna Wins Inaugural “Breakthrough Prize” Worth $3 Million
UGA Alumni Association + 2013 UGA Entrepreneurial Week
State Names Executive Director of Revived Charter Schools Commission
Virginia Tech Math Professor Earns Early Career Award
Two UGA Faculty Members Named Meigs Professors
Happy (Belated) St. Patrick’s Day!
UGA Alumni Staff Members Help With Card-Writing Campaign
Alumna Featured in New York Times
Legendary Journalist Eugene Patterson (ABJ ’43) To Be Buried at Arlington Today
Alumni Chapters Host IMPACT Students on Spring Break
President of Costa Rica Visits UGA Campus
UGA Graduate to Perform at South by Southwest Music Festival
UGA Alumna Brings Innovation to Science and Technology Education
Past Editions of Pandora Yearbook Available to Alumni for FREE
UGA Mourns Loss of Three Treasured Bulldogs
Dan Thurmon (BBA ’90): Off Balance and On Purpose
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Georgia Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke (JD ’50) Passes Away
Travis Williams: A True Believer in Justice
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UGA Alumni Association Hosts Successful Alumni Leadership Assembly
Dawgs on the Move: Albany Marathon Pre-Race Carb Up Dinner
UGA Alumni Named Presidents of Lincoln and Kansas Wesleyan Universities
National Peanut Board Names UGA Alumnus Bob Parker President & CEO
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AIDS Athens Hosts Display of AIDS Memorial Quilt
UGA President Michael F. Adams Honored by Georgia General Assembly
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It’s a Small (UGA) World After All
The UGA Willson Center for Humanities & Arts is a showcase for faculty innovation and achievement. It facilitates intellectual exchange with the University and the public by the encouragement of interdisciplinary activity, which extends to the sciences and other orders of knowledge.
The Center is named for Jane Willson, the owner of Sunnyland Farms, Inc., the largest mail-order pecan business in the country, and her late husband Harry Willson, who was the chairman and CEO of Sunnyland Farms before his death in 2004.
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts was founded as the Humanities Center in 1987 and named thereafter the Center for Humanities and Arts (1997) and the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts (2005).
The Center coordinates a number of wonderful programs, including today’s special event with Ambassador James A. Joseph titled “Leadership as a Way of Being: Reflections on Nelson Mandela, Servant Leadership and Personal Renewal.” Joseph was the U.S. ambassador to South Africa from 1995 to 1999, the only person in that office to present his credentials to President Nelson Mandela. He served in the administrations of four presidents of the United States.
If you aren’t acquainted with the Willson Center, I encourage you to visit its website at www.willson.uga.edu to learn more about upcoming events. Our University is blessed to have such an incredible resource on campus – another reason it’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog!
Early last month, Tom Katzenmeyer (AB ’76) took over as president and CEO of the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Arts Council. The organization distributes funds for the arts, and advocates and markets the Central Ohio arts community. In this role, Katzenmeyer will oversee a staff of 11 and a budget of more than $6 million. His fellow Columbus cultural leaders say he is a strong choice for the position because of his expertise in navigating politics and business.
Just prior to joining the Arts Council, the alumnus served as senior vice president for university communications for The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, Tom oversaw university-wide communications and reputation management.
Before joining Ohio State, he was senior vice president of investor, media, and community relations for Limited Brands, Inc. He was responsible for the company’s relationships with investors and analysts, local media, national business and trade press, and the nonprofit and philanthropic community.
Prior to joining Limited in 1990, Katzenmeyer served as executive assistant for legislative affairs to the Governor of Ohio for four years. His public service career spans nearly 15 years, including time on the staff of Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Department of Development.
Congratulations to Tom as he takes on this new role – I have no doubt he will help the Greater Columbus Arts Council continue to thrive!
Thanks to a generous gift from Carolyn Caudell Tieger (ABJ ’69), the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has created the Carolyn Caudell Tieger Chair in Public Affairs Communications.
The Tieger Professorship and Chair will be the first of its kind within a college of journalism and mass communication. Its purpose is to prepare students to lead and compete effectively in the world of policy, politics and advocacy communication.
The Chair will begin as the Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professorship and will continue with an annual pledge to reach the $250,000 endowment threshold for a professorship. When combined with a commitment from her estate, the Carolyn Caudell Tieger Chair endowment will reach or exceed $1 million.
Tieger said her vision for the chair and its focus grew from her desire to use her experiences to help students get ahead on a professional track she had to forge herself with on the job training.
The Tieger Professorship and eventual Chair will provide leadership for a cohort of approximately 100 students enrolled in dual degrees in the Grady College and the School of Public and International Affairs.
A Washington communications veteran based now in Naples, Fla., Tieger is a public affairs strategists specializing in legislative issues, corporate and industry crises, litigation and reputation management. Her career spans the U.S. Congress, the White House, two international PR firms and her own company. As a partner and managing director of Porter Novelli's Washington office, she welcomed classes of Grady students to the firm on their annual PRSSA trip to the nation’s capital.
Named PR News Public Affairs Executive of the Year in 2006 and Washington PR Woman of the Year by Washington Women in PR in 2005, Tieger is also a member of the inaugural Grady Fellowship and was awarded the college's John Holliman Jr. Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2008. Tieger also has been appointed to serve on the Grady Board of Trust.
"My dream is that Grady and UGA might be a site of the next Presidential debates," Tieger said. "I am humbled and honored that from my parents' sacrifices that allowed me to graduate from Grady and go on to a wonderful career in D.C., I can help students with their ambitions today.
Thank you, Carolyn, for giving back to the University of Georgia in such a tremendous way. Your dedication to your alma mater is commendable and we appreciate your continued support. I look forward to what this Chair and Professorship will hold for Grady and SPIA students in the future.
Information for this post was sourced from UGA Public Affairs.