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Él no habla Español - Alumni Profiles
December 2011 Issue
William Henry “Dink” NeSmith (ABJ ’70) knew he wanted to go to UGA, even if his mother didn’t want him to. “She thought the school was too large, and that I would get lost,” recalls NeSmith. “I told her I either wanted to go to UGA or Vietnam, and she laughed and said ‘Oh, I think Georgia would be great.’” NeSmith is the president and co-owner of Community Newspapers Inc., a newspaper company based in Athens that publishes 30 hometown newspapers in Georgia, Florida and North Carolina. Journalism was not the career path he had planned when he entered UGA. He thought he wanted to go to law school, but found out that required too many courses in a foreign language. “You had to have four foreign language credits for law school and only two for Grady, so I switched,” says NeSmith. “Spanish drove me to journalism.” He’s now trying to learn the language again. After graduation he spent six months …
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