Alumni Profiles

The Tim Gunn of type

If you need to know which lipstick works best for writing Neil Summerour can tell you. It’s Revlon’s “Super Lustrous.” A type designer, lettering artist and calligrapher in Athens, Ga., Summerour (BFA ’97) tried out several brands while working on a …

One “lucky dog”

Michael Simpson’s presentation to public school educators starts with a projected image of a 1974 Playgirl photo of a California teacher who was fired after appearing nude in the magazine. “Back in the day you really had to try hard to …

Wide world of sports

Like many of us, Mark Parkman (BA ’87) will watch the 2012 Summer Olympics on television. The difference is that Parkman will be in London helping oversee 5,000 hours of coverage that will be viewed by more than 4.5 billion people …

Becoming Walter

Peter Linz’s earliest memory is of a squirrel puppet he discovered in preschool. “I just loved being able to make the other kids laugh with this little puppet,” he says. And with the debut of “The Muppet Show” in 1976, his …

The buzz on Mike Lester

It was 1984 and Mike Lester had been out of college for seven years, doing charts and illustrations for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and picking up freelance illustration jobs where he could get them. When Georgia Tech called and asked …

Pushing an unpopular cause

Journalists get little public support, says Frank LoMonte, and student journalists get even less. “A free student press doesn’t have much public support,” he says. Executive director of the Student Press Law Center in Arlington, Va., LoMonte (JD ’00) tackles the …

Run, run, run as fast as she can

In December Monica Huff (PhD ’02) put a check mark beside the last item on her to-do list. She ran the Zappos.com Rock and Roll Las Vegas Marathon in Nevada, the last of the 50 states in which she had vowed …

A head for education

When Hank Huckaby grabbed the helm of the University System of Georgia, he assumed a crucial role in improving the state’s economic outlook. “We have always had a need for an educated citizenry,” says the chancellor, who began leading the 35-college …

Film focused

Sara Beresford sets a stack of papers on her recycled wooden desk. It’s tall enough for her to stand behind, and as a woman on the move that suits her perfectly. While she talks about her job as EcoFocus Film Festival …