Alumni News & Events


The fall semester has begun, which means campus is once again filled with the bustling activity of a new academic year. The students are anticipating a fruitful academic year, faculty and staff are working to improve on the university’s already excellent work, alumni are reminiscing about their days back on campus and we all are excited about another promising athletics season.

The UGA spirit is alive and well and is shown through your participation and involvement.

Feel free to show your spirit, as your Alumni Association has some exciting events coming up in the next few months. On Sept. 20, alumni and friends will gather for lunch at the Georgia Aquarium to celebrate the second annual 40 Under 40. Visit the Alumni Association’s website to view the 40 Under 40 Class of 2012. Congratulations to this year’s honorees and to all of those who were nominated. I’m very proud that our university’s young alumni are already making such a positive impact on their communities, representing their alma mater with excellence.

In October, we will release the fourth annual Bulldog 100 list of fastest growing Bulldog businesses. We are looking forward to the most dynamic and diverse group of alumni and industries yet! We will recognize these honorees at a celebration banquet in Atlanta in January 2013. Stay tuned to the Association’s website to view the class list and for registration information for the banquet.

I also want to say a very special thank you to a very dedicated group of UGA alumni: the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors. Somehow in their busy schedules they find the time to commit to meetings, volunteer at events and passionately support Alumni Association programs. I would especially like to share my appreciation for those board members who have completed their terms. Thank you for dedicating your time, talents and treasures to the association. You have made a great impact on the Alumni Association and the University of Georgia.

And thank you to all alumni and friends for playing your part in continuing the success of our beloved UGA.

Finally, as many of you have heard, this upcoming academic year will mark the end of the tenure of our distinguished president, Michael Adams. We appreciate President Adams’s vision and leadership over the years. In a future column, I will provide additional information on how you can join me in thanking him for all he has done for UGA. Go Dawgs!

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


Thursday, September 20, 2012

2012 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Celebrate the 2012 40 Under 40 honorees and nominees at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.  The 40 Under 40 recognizes the university’s outstanding young alumni.  For more information, visit

For more information: Athens area events: Wanda Darden at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (706) 542-2251

Student programs: Julie Cheney at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (706) 542-2251

Atlanta programs: Rosemary Brown at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (404) 814-8820

Chapters: Meredith Carr at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (404) 814-8820

Parents and Families: Diane Johnson at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (706) 542-2251

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