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

Why I give


George A. and Nancy Montgomery. Special photo

We have always believed that literature and history are essential to a life well-lived. We’re proud to support the UGA Libraries.

—George A. (AB ’50) and Nancy Montgomery

George A. and Nancy Montgomery traveled the globe during his years as vice president of the Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company and later as founder of the Atlanta-based Montgomery Properties. Fascinated both by history and literature, George has written two novels: Pillow of Gold, later published as The Eye of the Eagle, about the story of the nation’s first major gold rush, and And the Mountain Cried, in which Montgomery speculates on the fate of D.B. Cooper, who in 1971 hijacked a Boeing 727 for $200,000 in ransom and parachuted from the plane, never to be seen again. The Montgomery’s $2 million gift to the UGA Libraries will help pay for construction of the Richard B. Russell building, which will house the Special Collections Library, and will help fund an endowment for the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, established by UGA in 2000 to recognize Georgia writers whose work reflects the character of the state, its land and its people. A reading room in the Russell building will be named for George and Nancy Montgomery.