Class Notes Extras

Why I give

“I was interested in building up and strengthening programs in education,” he said. “When I graduated from the University of Georgia, the programs for teachers were almost nonexistent. Over the years they have become very strong. As an alumnus, I am …

Some kind of spark

Filmmaker Ben Niles (M ’88) is putting the finishing touches on his latest work, “Some Kind of Spark,” a documentary film about inner-city kids in the Julliard School’s Music Advancement Program in New York City. Niles has been following the children, …

Alumnus is first recipient of new prize

Daniel Streicker (PhD ’11), shown holding a common vampire bat in the Peruvian Andes, was named the first grand prize winner of the new Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. He received the prize, which includes a $25,000 honorarium, Dec. …

Chess & Pizza

Diabetes advocate launches foundation

Phil Southerland (BSA ’05) launched the Team Type 1 Foundation on Nov. 14, World Diabetes Day. The nonprofit aims to address disparities in diabetes care around the world. The Foundation’s first U.S. initiative is a scholarship program for NCAA athletes with …

Shining Star

Lt. Cmdr. Leah Brown (BS ’98), shown above in Afghanistan, was awarded the Bronze Star for her humanitarian efforts during deployment. The former Gym Dog and All-American, who led her team to two national championships in the 1990s, became an orthopedic …

Terry grad gets award for green home

Luis Imery (MBA ’03) in October won the EarthCraft Platinum House of the Year Award from Atlanta’s SouthFace Institute, the top green building organization in the Southeast. The net-zero energy home was the highest scoring home to date as determined by …

New Books

The Second Bud: Deserting the City for a Farm Winery Mercer University Press (2013) By Martha M. Ezzard (ABJ ’60) This memoir tells the story of Ezzard and her husband, John (BS ’58), leaving the city to save a Southern family …