Note from President of UGA Alumni Association

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Note from President of UGA Alumni Association

Steve Jones

It is great to be a Georgia Bulldog! Each day brings news of the accomplishments of our students in the classroom and on the field, as well as the successes of our alumni out in the world. Some prime examples will be on display on Jan. 21, 2012, as we celebrate the third annual class of the Bulldog 100 at a banquet in Atlanta.

For three years, we have marveled at the innovation, leadership and perseverance of the Georgia graduates at the helms of these fastest-growing Bulldog businesses. They come from a wide array of industries and offer a diverse range of services, but their impact is much greater than the excellent quality of their products. At a moment when economic growth is as daunting to achieve as it has been during most of our lifetimes, these leaders continue to push their companies forward with a confident spirit that should be emulated by anyone wishing to mimic their successes. As we steadily move our state, nation and world forward toward a bright future, it is no surprise that Bulldogs are leading the way!

This holiday season, as you gather with loved ones to remember the past year and look forward to 2012, I ask you to also reflect with the Georgia family on the importance of the university in your life. Not only are we blessed with memories of fall Saturdays, a beautiful campus and lifelong friendships, but we are also equipped with a world-class education. Back on campus, members of the next generation of Bulldogs, as they prepare to lead us into the future, are forming their first Georgia memories that we know they will cherish forever. The University of Georgia is a hallowed institution and holds a special place in each of our hearts.

In the new year, let’s resolve to reconnect with our beloved university and with fellow Bulldogs. Your local UGA alumni chapter offers a multitude of ways to plug in, from assisting current students through admissions and freshmen send-off events to networking with fellow graduates at Bulldogs After Business Hours and lunch gatherings. Your relationship with the university is very important to us, and we look forward to growing it with you in 2012!

I wish you a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for all you do for the University of Georgia, and Go Dogs!

—Steve Jones, (BBA ’78, JD ’87), president, UGA Alumni Association