Alumni

38 Franklin alumni among Bulldog 100

Posted 1 year 8 months ago
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This past weekend, the UGA Alumni Association recognized the 100 fastest-growing companies owned or operated by UGA alumni at the seventh annual Bulldog 100, with Franklin College graduates figuring heavily in the tally including the first and second place companies:

The 2016 fastest-growing business was SMD LLC, founded by Shane Douthitt and Scott Mondore. Their North Carolina-based talent management and analytics company enables businesses to monetize people management. SMD's patented cloud-based talent software identifies cause-and-effect relationships between talent...

Noted and Quoted, January 2016

Posted 1 year 8 months ago
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The New Year is off to a great start with opinion by and reporting on the expertise of Franklin College faculty members and alumni. A sample:

The Paris climate agreement. Marshall Shepherd, director of UGA’s atmospheric sciences program, and a regular contributor to Forbes.com, reflects “on this global step towards good stewardship of the planet.” Shepherd also discussed the agreement Sunday during an appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation.

'Let's Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno,' a new book of poetry by professor of creative writing and English Ed Pavlić, was reviewed by...

All that UGA has to offer

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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From a Red & Black article on how graduating in December provides a leg up in beginning careers:

“I am at somewhat of an advantage because when I start in my position in December, I will be one of two people entering the firm that early," she said. "I will stand out in the work force because there is not a wave of candidates coming in with me in May.”

Webb reminded students who are on track to graduate early that they do not have to end their college careers once they reach 120 credit hours.

“If you finish classes early, take a trip abroad and explore other...

Fall Commencement Dec. 18

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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On Friday morning and afternoon, more than two thousand undergraduate and graduate students will walk in the fall UGA Commencement ceremonies:

The undergraduate Commencement ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum, and tickets are required. The graduate ceremony will follow at 2:30 p.m.

Donna W. Hyland, president and chief executive officer of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, will deliver the fall undergraduate Commencement address.

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Madeline Hill of Decatur will be the student speaker during the undergraduate exercises. She is receiving a...

Class of 2015: Carmen Kraus

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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In just over seven days, double major Carmen Kraus (B.S. in Ecology, B.F.A. in Scienitific Illustration) will join the distinguished ranks of UGA graduates. What brought her to that unique combination of credentials?

Attending the Ecological Society of America annual meeting convinced me once and for all that I had chosen the correct career path. I went to as many lectures as I could, focusing mainly on bioremediation but also hearing some talks as varied as Amur leopard population density and kitchen gardens in France. The vast extent of research presented was exciting, and I hope...

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