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Educator appreciation at Bethune Elementary

The UGA Alumni Association is proud of UGA graduates working in K-12 schools. To show its appreciation, the Alumni Association hosts special events throughout the year to honor those educators making an impact on our next generation. The events are held on each school’s campus and may include lunch and special gifts for alumni. To schedule an event for your school, please email Wanda Darden at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Malena Mitchell (BBA ’04), a media specialist, and Whitney Niles (BSEd ’11), a second-grade teacher, of Mary M. Bethune Elementary School in Atlanta, attended their school’s UGA Educator Appreciation event on Dec. 14.











Alumni Calendar

Sat., March 16

6th Annual Dawg Trot 5K Run/Walk

8 to 10 a.m.

Join hundreds of UGA alumni and friends for a scenic walk, jog or run across campus. Athens’ largest 5K has become an annual tradition, providing an early-spring opportunity for Bulldogs from near and far to journey back to Athens.


Sat., April 6

G-Day Tailgate

Come out to Tate Plaza and enjoy a fun-filled tailgate with the Student Alumni Association. Enjoy crafts, food, giveaways and appearances from the UGA Redcoats and cheerleaders.


Sat., April 13

UGA Ring Ceremony

10 a.m.

Join Alumni Association President Steve Jones and Executive Director Deborah Dietzler as they present UGA students with their class rings in front of friends and family members at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center at the Georgia Center.


Fri., April 19

UGA Relay for Life

7 a.m.

Join the Athens Area Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association for the UGA Relay for Life and support the fight against cancer with fellow Bulldogs.  Get more information on these and other events at