Letter from the UGA Alumni Assciation president
As your Alumni Association president, the spring semester is a great time to re-connect with loyal UGA graduates attending the annual alumni awards luncheon and also to welcome students to alumni membership as their degrees are conferred at commencement. These activities for me reaffirm why it’s great to be a Georgia Bulldog.
This year’s spring commencement was an evening ceremony at Sanford Stadium featuring remarks by Food Network’s Alton Brown (’04) and concluding with a spectacular fireworks display. For the students, it was an exciting way to begin their time as UGA alumni. Earlier in the spring, it was my pleasure to emcee our annual alumni awards ceremony, as the Association honored four with special ties to UGA. Atlanta businessman John McMullan (’58, ’60) received our Alumni Merit Award; the Watson-Brown Foundation was honored as our Friend of UGA; Craig and Diana Barrow (both ’65) were recognized as the UGA Family of the Year; and former UGA provost Arnett Mace was our Faculty Service Award recipient. Congratulations to all. It also was great to recognize Athens entrepreneur C. L. Morehead (BSA ’50) with a special Board of Regents Hall of Fame Alumni Award.
Our alumni association has so much of which we are proud and our programs and outreach to our 260,000 UGA graduates are expanding every year. As graduates and friends, we are called to serve our university and advance its mission. Now more than ever, UGA needs your support of the university’s annual Georgia Fund, which benefits today’s students through academic support and also yesterday’s students through the alumni association. It’s through your annual gifts that we’re able to support scholarships, faculty positions and alumni programming.
Renew your support of UGA in this, our University’s 225th year, by making an annual fund contribution. By doing so, you will make the work of the alumni association more successful, and you will help UGA students for generations to come.
—Vic Sullivan (BBA ’80), president, UGA Alumni Association