Alumni Profiles

Pedal pusher

Within three years of moving to Savannah, Dr. Drew Wade was already bettering the lives of patients and residents alike. Wade (BS ’97, AB ’97), also a graduate of Emory’s medical school, partnered with South Coast Medical Group in 2006, practicing …

Breaking barriers

Margaret Davis Vaughn grew up dreaming of attending a historically black college and pledging a black sorority. But Vaughn’s parents and school officials in her hometown of Madison, Ga., envisioned a different future for the Pearl High School valedictorian. “My decision …

Oh my heart

When UGA put out a bid for a new public service announcement, Mike Martin pitched an idea that now airs for all the Bulldog Nation. Martin (ABJ ’95) and three other UGA graduates came together to collaborate on the task, dubbing …

At Death’s Door

“I’d like to order a Washington Islander,” Brian Ellison tells the bartender at The Branded Butcher in downtown Athens. The drink, made with Death’s Door vodka, goes down easy for Ellison. As it should. The owner of Death’s Door Distillery in …

World traveler

Few people can say they’ve been to each of the seven continents. Even fewer can say they flew there themselves. Maj. Brian Dodson (BBA ’02) is one of the few. A pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Dodson flies Boeing C-17s, …

Time to shine

During her undergraduate days at UGA, Stella Bailey (BSHE ’69, MHE ’71) stayed busy with campus organizations, among them helping new students become oriented to the Athens campus. Following graduation, she used those leadership skills as well as her education in …