Class Notes Extras

Why I Give

“When I first started at the School of Social Work, a professor asked, ‘Why are you here?’ and some people said for religious reasons, some people said because it feels good and they’re motivated to do it. The professor said, ‘It’s …

Alumnus recognized for revolutionizing food production

Daniel Hillel (BSA ’50) was awarded the 2012 World Food Prize, which distinguishes individuals who have advanced human development through improvements in food-related issues. He was recognized for his conception and implementation of micro-irrigation, a radical new method of bringing water …

Principal of the Year

Laurie Barron (BSEd ’96), of Coweta County’s Smokey Road Middle School, is the 2012 MetLife/National Association of Secondary School Principals National Middle Level Principal of the Year. An educator for more than 17 years, Barron taught English at Newnan High School …

One special agent

John Longmire (BBA ’01), a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Washington Field Office, received a 2012 Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, the second highest award for employee performance given by the Department of Justice. Longmire was part …

Burr on exhibit

Through January, approximately 50 items from Brian Hardison’s extensive collection of materials once owned by or relating to Aaron Burr are on display in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Gallery in UGA’s Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. …

Design star

When asked to submit a tree house design for Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Anne Daigh thought outside of the tree. Her vision: a 30-feet-long, 15-feet-wide kid-friendly conch shell. “We (the architects) had to design a tree house inspired by a literary …

New Books

A Boy Named Zelton Deeds Publishing (2012) By Phyllis Conner Free (BFA ’69) This memoir, composed of a narrative compilation of humorous and inspiring stories, chronicles the boyhood life of the late Okefenokee Swamp storyteller Zelton Conner.         …