June 2010

From the President
President Michael F. Adams on UGA’s most prestigious scholarship programs
Cover Story
The essential Kim Bearden
Feature Stories
The gift
Teaching the teachers
The real world
Lending a hand
Around the Arch
Tourney brings in the green
Men’s golf team wins SEC title
Study shows black athletes are neglected acadmically
Equestrian team wins fifth national championship
Happy Anniversary, Arch Foundation
Gift will support Civil War studies
Professorship named after African American
The end of an era
Pizza gardens
Odum School of Ecology teams with Rainforest Alliance
Earth Week celebrates 40
UGA makes list of green colleges and universities
UGA third in technology commercialization
A premium on hiring
Child care to benefit all
Turning lemons into lemonaid
Advise and ascend
Best in Show
On with the show
Welcome to the Bulldog Nation
Peace out
The olive state?
Prestigious honors for Honors students
Going green…at home
Wet paint
Alumni News & Events
Alumni calendar
Letter from the UGA Alumni Assciation president
2010 Alumni Association Awards
Alumni Profiles
All the president’s kids
He’s number one
Preserving lives
Ahead of the game
Making wishes come true
Against the odds
Class Notes
Class Notes
Grad Notes
Class Notes Extras
Regents’ Award for Morehead
Not since you
The Tumornator
UGA grad is first female Israeli Arab associate prof
Why I give
What money means
Back Page
Carolina Acosta-Alzuru
Web Exclusives
Vet School holds open house
Car free day

Grad Notes

Compiled by Jackie Reedy and Paige Varner

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Arts & Sciences

Diana Brehm Williams (BFA ’64, MFA ’67) was honored by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce when it renamed its art gallery after her. Williams is president of the Artists’ League of Cobb County, and she has coordinated exhibitions in the art gallery at the Cobb Chamber’s Johnny Isakson building for more than 17 years. Roger S. Austin (MS ’65, PhD ’73) received the Industrial Minerals Distinguished Service Award. Austin’s studies on kaolin, white clay-like rock that is one of Georgia’s largest natural resources, recognized the extreme weathering processes responsible for many major deposits in the United States, Australia and Brazil. Daniel J. Garland (MS ’86, PhD ’89) of Canton is the dean of academic affairs at The Art Institute of Atlanta. In his previous post as associate dean, Garland expanded faculty development programs and was a member of the reaffirmation steering committee for the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. William Moore (BSFR ’93, MS ’96), assistant professor of wildlife technology at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, was awarded Best Wildlife Paper Presentation by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Shannon Leigh Goff (MA ’98) is a new partner at the largest Nashville, Tenn.-based law firm, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP. Goff practices tax law and is a member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative Committee. James “Jamie” Roy Ulmer (BSFR ’00, MS ’02) was elected to the Warnell School’s Young Alumni Committee. Amanda Carla Newman (BSFR ’03, MS ’08) of Washington, N.C., is a forester professional development candidate at Weyerhaeuser Company. Brooks C. Mendell (PhD ’04) and Elizabeth Schiamberg Mendell (MEd ’04) welcomed their second daughter, Ellery Frances Mendell, on July 9. Brooks also recently published Beaverball: A (Winning) Season with the MIT Baseball Team. Tyler Clemons (BSFR ’05, MFR ’06) of Fitzgerald married Leslie Liles on April 25, 2009. Max Crawford Lang (BSFR ’05, MS ’08) and Amanda Hamsley Lang (BSFR ’05, MS ’08) of Estill, S.C., married on June 20, 2009, at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Athens. Max works for Groton Land Company, and Amanda works for Forisk Consulting. Michael David Westbrook (BSFR ’05, MS ’08) and his wife welcomed their daughter, Sara Louise Westbrook, on April 27, 2009. Michael also was elected to serve on the Warnell School’s Young Alumni Committee. Carolyn Niles Belcher (PhD ’08) of White Oak is a biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in the coastal resources division.


Kenneth D. Van Meter (MBA ’79), an energy executive at Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia, Va., was elected to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Board of Governors. Van Meter was also just awarded a United States patent for technology for optimizing energy usage in buildings. James V. Hughes (BBA ’82, MAcc ’84) is managing director of the western region at Steven Hall & Partners in Los Angeles. Hughes has more than 25 years of consulting experience in executive compensation, particularly in the banking, health care, transportation, technology and gaming industries. Barbara Hampton (MBA ’06), the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Georgia Transmission Corporation, is the president of the 2010 Board of Trustees of Leadership Georgia.


Jo Ellen Maypole (MEd ’74) of Augusta is president and chief executive officer of the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation, which provides services for patients and families at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. Joseph Angelo Manjone Jr. (EdD ’76) is the president of Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. He has more than 40 years of higher education experience. Michael D. “Mike” Moye (MEd ’77, EdD ’83) is president of Central Georgia Technical College. Eva Constance “Connie” Fox (EdD ’84) is the associate dean for the College of Education at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Fox is also an associate professor in the department of kinesiology and physical education, the director of teacher education in physical education and coordinator of clinical experiences for her department. Manorama Packiavathy Talaiver (EdD ’87) of Chesterfield, Va., received the Outstanding Service in Digital Equity Award from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. Talaiver is the director of Longwood University’s Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices. Scott E. Burton (MEd ’97) is the head football coach for Marietta High School. Burton was previously a University of Richmond (Va.) assistant football coach. Karry L. Hathaway (AB ’91, MEd ’97) is dean of the humanistic studies division at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md. Hathaway also has chaired the humanities department at Columbia State Community College in Tennessee, and he was chosen for the Tennessee Board of Regents Academic Leadership Institute and the Chair Academy. Terry Lee Cotton Jr. (MEd ’00), a teacher at Parkview High School in Lilburn, is the 2009 Technology Student Association High School Adviser of the Year. Joseph E. “Joe” Cox (MEd ’00), an Advanced Placement physics teacher and co-chairman of the science department at Brookwood High in Snellville, is the 2010 Georgia High School Science Teacher of the Year, awarded by the Georgia Science Teachers Association. Cox also received the state 2008-09 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement for teachers and was named a Gwinnett County Public Schools Teacher of the Year finalist. Katherine Hudgins Kelbaugh (MEd ’00) is principal of the new charter school in DeKalb County, the Museum School of Avondale Estates. The school plans to open for kindergarten through third grade in August. Jason Walter Umfress (MEd ’05) is the dean of students at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. He is a Ph.D. candidate in educational leadership at Clemson University. Christopher Canter (EdS ’09), an English and journalism teacher at Pope High School in Marietta, is a 2010 Outstanding Young Educator Honoree. The Association of Supervision and Curriculum Design award recognizes the nation’s most innovative and dedicated teachers and administrators under 40 years old.


George P. “Pete” Donaldson III (AB ’69, JD ’72) is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is composed of top trial lawyers from the U.S. and Canada. Donaldson, a partner in the Perry & Walters LLP firm in Albany, is also the president-elect of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Col. Elizabeth Wallace Fleming (AB ’78, JD ’81) returned to private practice as a member of Seattle-based Barokas Martin & Tomlinson in the Anchorage, Alaska, office. Fleming also was elected chair of District 21 of the Alaska Democratic Party and served as a delegate at the state Democratic Convention in Sitka in May. James H. Moore III (BSA ’78, JD ’81), president of Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rodgers P.C. in Albany, accepted the award for his law firm’s being named to the first class of the Bulldog 100, which honors the fastest-growing businesses in the state owned or operated by UGA alumni. Beverly Baldwin Martin (JD ’81), a Macon native, is a new judge for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mark Taylor (JD ’82), the former Georgia lieutenant governor from Albany, is the chief executive officer of Fred Taylor Company and its subsidiaries, and he is the vice-chairman of the board of directors. Gregg Bundschuh (JD ’85) of Atlanta was elected to the American College of Construction Lawyers board of governors. Jonathan A. Alderman (AB ’83, JD ’86) is the 2009 Macon Bar Lawyer of the Year and has received a Justice Robert Benham community service award. Stephen Dorsett Kelley (JD ’86) was appointed to the Superior Court for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit by Gov. Sonny Perdue. He previously served as district attorney for the circuit. William Kendall Wynne Jr. (AB ’84, JD ’87) was appointed to the Superior Court for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit by Gov. Sonny Perdue. He previously served as district attorney for the circuit. Peter D. Muller (ABJ ’84, JD ’87) is the managing partner of the Savannah office of Goodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson LLP, an Atlanta-based firm. Sheri Gates McGaughy (BBA ’89, JD ’92) of Atlanta is the vice president of the legal department at The Weather Channel Inc. McGaughy works with both the television network and the Weathercom website. Austin E. Carter (JD ’95), a partner at Stone & Baxter LLP in Atlanta, is a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2010. Matthew Kramer (JD ’97) and wife Katrina of Atlanta welcomed their first child, daughter Devan Denny Kramer, on Jan. 7. David Smith (JD ’98) of Rome, Ga., received a 2010 Heart of the Community Award of Honor for his community activism and humanitarianism. Keith Alan Jernigan (JD ’99) of Atlanta is a partner in the Coleman Talley LLP law firm. Stacey Luck (JD ’00) of Alexandria, Va., is the chief of staff and counselor for the Office of the Deputy Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. Shyam Reddy (JD ’00) is the regional administrator of the General Services Administration’s Southeast Sunbelt Region. Reddy will oversee all GSA operations in the Southeast, including managing federal real estate and information technology. Steven Duncan Henry (BBA ’95, JD ’01) of Atlanta is counsel at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. Florian Stamm (JD ’94) is counsel in the Smith, Gambrell and Russell LLP law firm in Atlanta. In recognition of his development as a lawyer and because he gained German, Austrian and Swiss business for the firm, he was promoted two years ahead of the usual seven-year partnership track.

Public and International Affairs

Steven J. Elliott-Gower (MA ’86, PhD ’89), associate professor of political science at Georgia College and State University and director of the Georgia College Honors Program, was elected president of the Georgia Collegiate Honors Council.

Veterinary Medicine

Delegate James Shuler (DVM ’70), who represents the 12th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, is the 2010 Distinguished Friend of Virginia Agribusiness.