From the Alumni Association President

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It is a great time to be a Georgia Bulldog!    Campus is showing signs of spring and looks amazing. Our university has one of the most beautiful campuses in the world and it is even more beautiful in spring. Spring is a wonderful time of year full of energy, new happenings, transformations and excitement. Speaking of new happenings, there are a number of upcoming alumni events that embrace the energy and excitement of the season.

On April 19 the UGA Alumni Association will honor distinguished alumni, faculty and friends at its annual awards luncheon. It is always a joy to come together and highlight some of the esteemed individuals that have made such a profound, positive impact on our beloved institution. Please visit alumni.uga.edu for more information about this year’s exceptional honorees and to reserve your seat.

Later in the spring, we will again partner with the UGA Athletic Association to present the popular “UGA Days” tour. Coming to a city near you, host Chuck Dowdle will be joined by members of the university’s administration, Coach Mark Richt, Coach Mark Fox and other special guests to discuss the latest in UGA news and achievements. We’re painting towns across the Southeast red and black and invite you to join us. Stay tuned to our website for dates and locations.

We are also busy planning for summer and will be sending out additional information about summer events. Jumping ahead to fall, please save the date of Sept. 19. On Sept. 19, we will gather at the Georgia Aquarium to present the third annual 40 Under 40 event. This signature recognition program has become a touchstone event for the university community, and we are proud to recognize the excellence of these 40 accomplished young UGA graduates. There are only a few weeks left until the April 12 nomination deadline, so visit http://www.alumni.uga.edu/40u40 to nominate a deserving alum today.

I also encourage you to nominate a business for the 2014 Bulldog 100. Now in our fifth year of celebrating the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni, we have been pleased at the increasing quantity and quality of each year’s group of nominees. Go to alumni.uga.edu/b100 for details.

These signature events are just a sampling of the full range of programming offered by the UGA Alumni Association and its chapters. UGA graduates are growing the Bulldog spirit in your community—please don’t miss out. Watch your email and visit your chapter’s Web page to learn more about upcoming events in your area.

As always, thank you for representing the excellence of the University of Georgia and its more than 275,000 alumni worldwide. Happy Spring! Go Dawgs!

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