Alumni

Home(coming) is Where the Arch is

Posted 5 days 12 hours ago
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The Homecoming parade kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. and winds through downtown Athens. Led by the Redcoat Band, the parade will include floats, displays, spirit squads and appearances by UGA athletes and university and Athens dignitaries.

Congratulations to the UGA seniors, and especially the five Franklin majors, on the ten-member 2017 Homecoming Court. Good luck everyone and welcome back to the many alumni on campus today and this weekend. Happy Homecoming!

Alumnus Josh Delaney helps Washington work

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Speaking of what can't you do with an A.B. degree, former SGA president Josh Delaney (A.B. Theatre, 2011) is featured in a Harvard Gazette article on alumni making things happen in the Capital:

A few years ago, Joshua Delaney was teaching algebra and special education to high school students in DeKalb County, Ga., a diverse area just outside Atlanta with an especially large Latino immigrant population. Many of his students and their family members were undocumented.

When the Obama administration first considered and then authorized Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA...

Juras exhibition in Colombia

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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Landscapes of Chingaza: an exhibition of paintings by alumnus Philip Juras (‘90 BFA Art/Drawing & Painting, ‘97 MLA -Master of Landscape Architecture) in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Chingaza National Park, Colombia, opened this past week in Bogota. Juras had the honor of touring the exhibition with Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos. The exhibition, combining Juras' passions for art and conservation, presents a unique and comprehensive artistic representation of this Andean ecosystem:

Chingaza National Park is located 20 miles (50 km) east of Bogotá, Colombia,...

Third Emmy nomination for alumnus Tituss Burgess

Posted 3 months 15 hours ago
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Actor Tituss Burgess (AB Music 2001) was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for the third time, profiled in the Washington Post:

Even in a show as whacked-out and packed with funny people as Netflix’s doomsday-cult comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Titus Andromedon has a way of stealing a scene.

The character, an actor with a voice from the heavens and a wardrobe from a costume shop’s clearance aisle, once sang in the streets of New York in a frilly yellow dress like Beyoncé, and used a house cat in his audition for “The Lion King.”

Titus Andromedon is the id of “...

40 Under 40: Maritza McClendon

Posted 3 months 6 days ago
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The first African American woman to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic swim team, on which she won a silver medal in the 2004 games in Athens, Maritza McClendon rounds the Franklin College graduates in the 2017 class of the Alumni Association 40 Under 40:

Born in Puerto Rico in 1981, Maritza Correia is the first black female swimmer to break an American record, setting new records in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events at the Women's NCAA Championships in 2002. Two years later, Correia became the first black woman to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic swim team.

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