Letter from the UGA Alumni Association Board President
As a third generation UGA graduate, it has been an honor to serve as president of the UGA Alumni Association. Our organization has a bright future, with a talented board of directors that gives unselfishly to their alma mater.
One highlight of my presidency has been the privilege of recognizing outstanding UGA graduates and friends at our annual Alumni Awards luncheon, one of our signature events. This year’s recipients are truly exceptional: Upshaw Bentley, dean Sharon Nickols, the late Vivian Fisher, Hugh Durham and the family of Bill Young Sr. (See 2009 Alumni Award Recipients.)
Another highlight has been seeing our latest signature event come to fruition, and one that I am excited to announce. 100 Best Bulldog Businesses will celebrate the UGA entrepreneurial spirit and commemorate the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA graduates. We will honor the top 100 at a banquet next January, during which the top 10 will be revealed. For information about 100 Best Bulldog Businesses or to nominate a company, go to www.uga.edu/alumni/100bbb.
I want to thank UGA Alumni everywhere for the many kind words of encouragement and for loyal support of UGA during my term. It is indeed GREAT to be a Georgia Bulldog.
—Trey Paris (BBA ’84, MBA ’85) UGA Alumni Association Board President