Alumni News & Events

Alumni News & Events

Tim Keadle

This winter was a busy time for the UGA Alumni Association. In January, UGA celebrated its 229th anniversary as the nation’s first state-chartered higher education institution. The Founders Day Lecture this year, presented by Regents Professor Loch K. Johnson, was accompanied by the presentation of the inaugural President’s Medal to former UGA faculty members Louise McBee and, posthumously, Thomas Dyer, who died in October. The medal recognizes extraordinary contributions by former employees who supported students and academic programs, advanced research and inspired community leaders to enhance Georgians’ quality of life.

Also in January, the fifth annual Bulldog 100 Celebration took place in Atlanta. Congratulations to this year’s fastest-growing business, Social Empowerment Center, owned by Shelly (MSW ’00) and Edward (MEd ’09) Hutchinson. You can view this year’s ranked list at

After years of guest lecturing at UGA, I am now in the classroom as an adjunct professor of accounting with the Terry College of Business. I find it invigorating to interact with UGA’s exceptional students and accomplished faculty members each day. I can tell you from firsthand experience they are the best of the best.

With the weather slowly warming up, I invite you back to campus to connect with each other, your alma mater and current students. The Diamond Dawgs, other athletic teams and student organizations are in full swing, offering plenty of weekend and evening entertainment for visitors. And, of course, the UGA Alumni Association will organize a number of spirited events.

On April 11, the Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni Awards Luncheon at The Classic Center. This year’s honorees include outgoing Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Tom Landrum (AB ’72, MA ’87), former head of the Department of Housing and Consumer Economics Anne Sweaney, Doug Ivester (BBA ’69), Charlayne Hunter-Gault (ABJ ’63) and the Massey Family of Gainesville, Ga. I hope you will join us for this special luncheon.

The Alumni Association is accepting 40 Under 40 nominations for the Class of 2014. This program highlights the professional, philanthropic and personal achievements of UGA’s outstanding graduates under the age of 40. Visit to submit your nomination by April 11.

Finally, be on the lookout for the 2014 UGA Days event in your area. The UGA Alumni Association and Athletic Association will bring top university administrators and coaches to cities across the Bulldog Nation as part of the 2014 tour. These events are the result of these two organizations working together to “bring Athens to you.” Visit to locate the UGA Day event closest to you and mark your calendar to attend. UGA Days are spirited gatherings for Bulldogs of all ages!

Always a Dawg,

Tim Keadle (BBA ’78), president

UGA Alumni Association



Saturday, March 22

Dawg Trot 5k Stegeman Coliseum

7:30 a.m. Fun Run (Ages 6 and under)

8:00 a.m. 5k

Join hundreds of UGA alumni, students and friends for a scenic walk, jog or run across the university’s beautiful campus. Pre-registration is encouraged at, but walk-up registration will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


March 20-22

Return to the Arch: 2014 Alumni Seminar

UGA Hotel and Conference Center

UGA alumni and friends are invited back to campus to enjoy seminars and interactive presentations by the university’s accomplished faculty members. This all-inclusive, three-day gathering will fully immerse participants in the best that UGA has to offer. Register at


Friday, March 28


Tate Student Center

UGA faculty, alumni and students will present “ideas worth spreading” during the second annual TEDxUGA. This year’s theme is: [insert your idea here]. For more information, please visit


Saturday, March 29

Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter Night at the Mavs

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

7:30 p.m.

Join the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association for an evening with local alumni and friends as the Dallas Mavericks take on the Los Angeles Kings.  Saturday, April 5 UGA Ring Ceremony UGA Hotel and Conference Center UGA Alumni Association President Tim Keadle (BBA ’78) will present students with their official UGA rings in front of friends and family members.


Friday, April 11

UGA Alumni Awards Luncheon

The Classic Center, Athens, Ga.

For more than 60 years, the UGA Alumni Association has annually recognized distinguished alumni, faculty and friends who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the university. For a complete list of this year’s honorees and registration information, visit


Friday, April 11

40 Under 40 Nominations Deadline

Each year, the UGA Alumni Association recognizes 40 outstanding alumni under the age of 40. Nominations for the Class of 2014 are open until midnight on April 11 at


Saturday, April 12

G-Day Tailgate

Tate Student Center Plaza

Enjoy crafts, food, giveaways and performances by the UGA Redcoats and cheerleaders during this spirited tailgate immediately prior to the annual spring football scrimmage.  2014 UGA Days The UGA Alumni Association and the UGA Athletic Association will bring prominent campus administrators and coaches to cities across the Bulldog Nation. For a complete list of cities on this year’s tour and registration information, please visit

2014 UGA Days

The UGA Alumni Association and the UGA Athletic Association will bring prominent campus administrators and coaches to cities across the Bulldog Nation. For a complete list of cities on this year’s tour and registration information, please visit

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