Alumni Profiles

The call of the wild

From an early age, Mark Warren loved two things—exploring the forest in his College Park neighborhood, and writing. “There were plenty of little pockets of forest always around us, and those were the treasures for me,” he says. “Those were the …

For love of the game

In 1968, Gordon Smith watched on TV as Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win the U.S. Open tennis championship. Nearly 45 years later, Smith (ABJ ’75, JD ’78) serves as executive director and chief operating officer of the …

The greater good

Greg Skowronski’s vacation to Tanzania in 2007 included a safari and climbing Mt. Kilamanjaro. Along the way, it turned into a much deeper experience, one that would change the course of his career. “The unanticipated part of the trip was the …

Shiny happy people

When Ron Holt bought a cleaning business in Pensacola, Fla., a decade ago, he admits he had no idea what he was getting into. Over time, however, he realized the typical business model in the cleaning industry was “upside down.” Employees …

Reminisce about the days of old

UGA received a blast from the past when an alumnus from the 1970s donated memorabilia from concerts staged on the university campus. Charles J. Henkin (BBA ’79) decided to give his collection of posters, T-shirts and flyers to UGA Libraries after …

Not wasting anything

If April Crow were to see you tossing a bottle into the trash, she undoubtedly would tap you on the shoulder and convince you to change your ways. Crow (BS ’95) likely would direct you to the nearest recycling bin, one …