2010 Alumni Association Awards
Former provost Arnett C. Mace Jr., Atlanta businessman John F. McMullan, the Thomson-based Watson-Brown Foundation Inc. and the family of Savannah businessman Craig Barrow III were honored by the Alumni Association in April for their continued support of the university.
Mace, who retired as provost and vice president for academic affairs in December, received the Faculty Service Award. Mace served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs for seven years. Prior to that, he was dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources for 11 years. He remains on staff part-time as a special assistant to President Michael F. Adams, working to implement UGA’s medical partnership with the Medical College of Georgia.
McMullan, chief executive officer and founder of the Atlanta-based Camden Real Estate, received the Alumni Merit Award. An Arch Foundation trustee and former trustee for the UGA Foundation, McMullen (BBA ’58, MBA ’60) also serves as a director of Life Care Centers of America Inc., which operates skilled nursing, assisted living and retirement centers in 28 states, and is a partner in Tiger Mountain Vineyards in Tiger, Ga.
The Watson-Brown Foundation Inc. received the Friend of UGA Award. Founded in 1970 by Walter J. Brown, the foundation was established to provide college opportunities for underprivileged boys and girls. Named for former state legislator and presidential candidate Thomas E. Watson and former Bowman mayor J.J. Brown, the foundation awards more than $1 million in merit and need-based college scholarships each year to students from the central Savannah River area of Georgia and South Carolina and also awards grants in support of Southern colleges and universities.
The family of Craig Barrow III, of Savannah, received the Family of the Year Award. An original organizer of Savannah Bank, Barrow (AB ’65) is managing director of Sterne, Agee and Leach Inc. A founder of the Board of Visitors of the UGA Libraries, he also is founder and current chairman of the UGA Press Advisory Council and a former UGA Foundation Trustee. Barrow’s wife, Diana (AB ’65) now is chairwoman of the Wormsloe Foundation, a member of the board of directors of the Garden Club of America, president of the Directresses of the Telfair Women’s Hospital and a member of the board of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. The Barrows’ son, Thornton (AB ’94), is a trustee of the Wormsloe Foundation and a broker at Sterne, Agee and Leach Inc. in Savannah. He was the tenth generation of Barrows to attend UGA.