Alumni Profiles

Solving big problems

Susan Waltman’s phone rings steadily on this Wednesday morning in February. Co-workers peek inside her door to see if she’s free. She checks her emails. “There’s a salt shortage,” she says. In the next 18 hours, a snow and ice storm …

More than a dynasty

When Mark Schlabach was offered a position covering college football for ESPN, he could hardly believe it. “I think [ESPN] is the pinnacle of sports journalism today. It’s the company that everyone wants to work for,” says Schlabach (ABJ ’96). “I …

Hole-in-one

It was, it seemed, a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Just out of high school, Tom Pashley set off for Pinehurst, N.C., a place he’d seen in a magazine, a place that supposedly delivered the quintessential golf experience. For a few days, he and …

Upholding the law

For many law students at the University of Georgia, receiving a high-paying job at a top firm in Atlanta after graduation sounds like a dream come true. However, Francys Johnson (JD ’04) had a different idea. Since graduating from UGA, Johnson …

Performance of emotion

Johannes Lacher discovered his interest in art when he was 14. Decades later, the German painter—who studied at UGA with Lamar Dodd—owns a studio in Berlin. “Lamar Dodd [the renowned dean for whom the UGA School of Art is named] greeted …

On track

Shane Domer helped prepare UGA athletes for competition on tracks, courts, mats, grass and water while pursuing his master’s degree in exercise physiology and working in the Bulldogs’ weight room. Now Domer’s domain is ice. As head strength and conditioning coach …