Alumni News & Events
It has been a busy fall for UGA alumni both here in the Classic City and across the globe. If you did not make it to Athens for a home football game, I hope you joined your fellow Bulldog faithful for a game-watching party or other alumni gathering in your local area. It was a pleasure to witness the investiture of UGA President Jere W. Morehead (JD ’80) on Nov. 19.
People regularly ask me how Kitty and I like living in the Athens area, and I always respond, “I knew it was going to be good, but I just did not know it was going to be this good.” Being so close to campus really renews me. I see the hustle and bustle of our students’ daily routines, and I witness our exceptional faculty working to prepare those students for the next stages of their lives. A personal treat for me is that I often see Betty Jean Craige and Jim Cobb, both of whom taught me at UGA back in the mid-1970s. They are still so involved and connected with this great university.
College football season may be coming to a close in the next few weeks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come to Athens to see a gymnastics meet or a basketball game or drop by one of Athens’ dining establishments for a great night out. Your university and your Alumni Association have numerous upcoming events, so please stay connected.
The UGA Alumni Association will kick off 2014 with a bang by hosting the annual Bulldog 100 Celebration at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Saturday, Jan. 25. I invite you to attend this festive evening honoring 100 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA graduates. This year marks the fifth Bulldog 100 and promises to be an extra-special affair. Visit http://www.alumni.uga.edu/b100 for more information and to register to attend.
It is the season of giving, a season of reflection and thankfulness. I’d like to thank those of you who have made a financial contribution to the university this year. If you have not yet contributed, please seriously consider making UGA part of your culture of philanthropy. Private giving to UGA is the fuel that keeps the university reaching new heights in instruction, research and service.
I sincerely wish you all a blessed holiday season and a happy new year. Remember that the UGA Alumni Association staff, its officers and its board of directors are all here to protect and promote the traditions and best interests of your university—the University of Georgia.
Always a Dawg,
Tim Keadle (BBA ’78), president
UGA Alumni Association
Saturday, Jan. 25
Bulldog 100 Celebration
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Reception 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m.
Join the UGA Alumni Association as it reveals the ranked Bulldog 100 list of the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA graduates. Visit http://www.alumni.uga.edu/b100 for more information.
Monday, Jan. 28
UGA Founders Day Lecture,
UGA Chapel, 2 p.m.
The UGA Alumni Association and the UGA Emeriti Scholars will host the 2014 Founders Day Lecture to celebrate the university’s 229th birthday. The lecture will be presented by Regents Professor Loch Johnson of the School of Public and International Affairs.
Thursday, Jan. 30, and Friday, Jan. 31
100 Days ’til Graduation,
Tate Grand Hall, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Student Alumni Association will sponsor the annual 100 Days event, a one-stop shop for graduating students. Visit http://www.alumni.uga.edu/saa for more information.
Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22
Alumni Leadership Assembly
Alumni chapter leaders from across the country will flock to Athens for this annual leadership training weekend hosted by the UGA Alumni Association. The weekend boasts a number of informational workshops and exclusive campus tours and activities for attendees.
Saturday, March 8
DFW Dawgs Night at the Symphony Myerson Symphony Center,
The Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association invites local alumni and friends to enjoy an evening of Bulldog camaraderie at the Myerson Symphony Center.
Saturday, March 22
Dawg Trot 5K
Join hundreds of UGA alumni and friends for a scenic walk, jog or run across the university’s beautiful campus.
To learn about these and other events, visit http://www.alumni.uga.edu/calendar.