Alumni Profiles

Homeland security

It all started some 20 years ago, with two naive kids, a trip to Ecuador and a bold dream. When Rebeca Justicia (PhD ’07) took a trip to her home country the summer after her sophomore year, she was shocked to …

Class of 1924

At age 109, Carrollton resident Nell Meadows is believed to be UGA’s oldest living alumnus. A school teacher for most of her life, she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from UGA in 1939, and prior to that a certificate from …

Working the Hill

When Charlie Harman (BBA ’71) went to Washington, D.C., in 1970, he didn’t realize he was setting the course for his career. A summer internship with Sen. Richard B. Russell (D-GA) led to eventual fulltime positions with three other U.S. senators …

Running the plays

Chris Carr likens his first job in politics to being a football quarterback. The year was 2004 and “head coach” Johnny Isakson hired Carr to be his campaign manager, working with a staff of seasoned advisers. “Basically, they called the plays …

Once upon a crime

Howard Berk’s journey back to the University of Georgia has as many twists and turns as the cases he created while writing popular detective shows in the ’70s and ’80s. His show business career included writing 13 films and more than …