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Fri, 11/19/2021 - 1:50pm
The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 2022 Bulldog 100, a list of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. 38 Franklin College majors are among the UGA alumni business owners and entrepreneurs recognized. In addition, 14 Franklin affiliates, including two Redcoat members, three members of Glee Club/Choir, are also among the awardees. Congratulations to all those recognized – UGA received 367…
Thu, 10/28/2021 - 10:24am
Cassie Elaine Magee Moates, 38, of Hoschton passed away on October, 15th, 2021, just days after welcoming her third beautiful daughter. She was born in Sunrise, Fl but considered Duluth, Ga her hometown.  Moates was a devoted teacher - spending parts of her career at Bethlehem Elementary in Bethlehem, Ga and Ivy Creek Elementary in Buford, Ga. She had been named Teacher of the Year and was known as warm and welcoming to her students and fellow…
Mon, 10/18/2021 - 11:22am
The University of Georgia held a commemoration ceremony on Friday, Oct. 15, to honor nine historically Black fraternities and sororities on the West Lawn of the Tate Student Center, where markers were installed to recognize the National Pan-Hellenic Council member organizations. A crowd of spectators representing students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered for the ceremony and to tour the marker installation. The markers,…
Mon, 10/04/2021 - 10:53am
Following on UGA's dominant performance against Arkansas, Beat Week is back with this week's upcoming game against Auburn. The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry has moved to a new playing field: charitable giving. Last year, UGA beat Auburn by a score of 3,200 gifts to their 2,900. So help us beat them again by making a gift and promoting the campaign. Let's help the Franklin College do its part this year. WHEN: Officially Monday, Oct. 4 through…
Wed, 09/29/2021 - 3:14pm
Alumni on and off campus headline our kudos over the month of September. Congratulations on the wonderful accomplishments near and far celebrated here on campus: On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Franklin College celebrated staff excellence at a socially distant event at the Innovation Hub R. Wood Studio celebrates 30th anniversary and grand reopening (Rebecca Wood, BFA ’77) – R&B David Froetschel (BFA ’13) wins Lyndon House Arts Center solo…
Mon, 09/20/2021 - 9:48am
The University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Institute for Native American Studies has received a gift to recruit and support scholarships for Native American students at the university. The gift by UGA alumnus Chris Goeckel is designed to bring graduate students from across the United States to study at UGA and to promote the importance of the Native American Studies curriculum for the campus community. The UGA Institute of…
Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:05am
The Franklin College Board of Advisors met in person on campus last week, and the college welcomed four new members to the board. The Franklin College is especially grateful for the support and guidance of our board, and it is a pleasure to welcome these extraordinary alumni and friends of the college to the group. The new members add a broad range of experience and expertise to a dedicated group with a vision for excellence in the arts and…
Fri, 07/23/2021 - 1:29pm
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Homecoming Tailgate is scheduled for October 16, 2021.   UGA vs. Kentucky Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 Location: New College Lawn (located on North Campus between the Chapel and New College) Time: Tailgate will begin 3 hours prior to kickoff Catering: Saucehouse Barbeque $30 per person, $15 per child (ages 6-12), kids free under age 6.   *Each registration fee contains a $5 gift to the Franklin College of…
Fri, 07/16/2021 - 3:38pm
The University of Georgia Alumni Association unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2021 with 13 Franklin College 40 Under 40 honorees, 12 majors and 1 minor, as well as 3 Franklin affiliates. The program celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of successful UGA graduates under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized during the 11th annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon Sept. 10 in the Tate Student Center on campus.…
Tue, 07/13/2021 - 10:15am
TIME Magazine recently featured research by communications studies faculty and doctoral alumni. “What We Learned About Relationships During the Pandemic,” conveys research findings from a special issue of Journal of Personality and Social Relationships organized by editor Pamela Lannutti (UGA, PhD, 2001) and co-editor Jennifer Bevan (UGA, PhD, 2003), and it reported on a research study in the issue by Yachao Li (UGA, PhD, 2018) and current…
Thu, 07/08/2021 - 3:40pm
Georgia Magazine’s Summer 2021 issue features the now 30 members of the Georgia athletic community who have qualified to compete for 13 different nations in five sports at the Olympic and Paralympic games this summer. This is the second-largest Georgia contingent in Olympic history, trailing only the Rio 2016 field (36). The group contains current students and Franklin alumni, including multi-medal winner Allison Schmitt: Although Schmitt BS ’14…
Fri, 07/02/2021 - 10:57am
Greg Lavender (BS – Computer Science, '83) was officially announced as the new Chief Technology Officer of Intel Corporation. The company announced the addition of two new technology leaders to its executive leadership team, as well as several changes to "strengthen execution, innovation in critical business areas" on June 22:  Lavender has joined Intel as chief technology officer (CTO) and senior vice president and general manager of the new …
Wed, 06/23/2021 - 4:28pm
An excellent story about a trio of UGA engineering students developing a plan to maintain the Fort Pulaski National Monument site in the face of sea level rise, severe storms and more frequent flooding includes a quote from Fort Pulaski Superintendent Melissa Memory, a 1989 graduate from the Department of Anthropology: “They’ve blown it out of the water metaphorically and literally with how far they’ve taken this project,” said Memory. “A lot of…
Thu, 06/03/2021 - 4:42pm
Alumnus and 'What Can't You Do with an AB degree' example extraordinaire Brandon Stanton is profiled in the new issue of Georgia Magazine: Stephanie Johnson is a 76-year-old New Yorker. Known as Tanqueray, she was incredibly candid, relaying stories about mob bosses and the grittier side of NYC in the ’60s and ’70s. “I knew it was lightning. She was lightning,” says Stanton AB ’08. “After I shared her story, everyone was just obsessed with her…
Thu, 05/13/2021 - 11:48am
Today is the day – and tomorrow, and Saturday! In an unusual turn consistent with this most unusual academic year, UGA will hold three undergraduate commencement ceremonies beginning tonight in Sanford Stadium. The Spring Graduate Commencement will held Friday at 10 a.m. in the stadium. Congratulations to every graduate at every level from every school and every college. Let the Chapel bell ring! Welcome to the many family members and friends on…
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 11:26am
The experience that opens up the world, the heart and the mind for students across the Franklin College can coalesce and accelerate at any point, once that broad foundation has been established. After graduating from UGA with a bachelor’s degree in English, Jack Hartpence (AB ’15) worked in politics, with think tanks and for campaigns. He used his previous experience with research and data to determine where the world struggled most:   “Water is…
Tue, 05/04/2021 - 11:59am
Truly an April to remember for the Franklin College and the University of Georgia, with our three new National Academy of Sciences members announced. Details below on those and other extraordinary achievements across the college for faculty, students, staff and alumni. We also want to include a special note of thanks and congratulations to our 14 graduating Franklin College Student Ambassadors – we are honored by your efforts and dedication.…
Tue, 03/23/2021 - 1:50pm
UGA alumnus, Tribal king and President of the University of Millersville Daniel Wubah visited UGA recently to deliver the 2021 African Studies Spring lecture. Bat'sé Smart, Graduate Teaching Assistant in the African Studies Institute, wrote a summary of Dr. Wubah's remarks. By Bat'sé Smart To commemorate the African Studies Institute's 2021 Spring lecture, Daniel Wubah delivered an inspirational and informational address, "Rethink Hierarchy:…
Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:58am
The Dodd Galleries at the Lamar Dodd School of Art announced the Margie E. West Prize, an annual prize given to an esteemed alumni from the School of Art, inviting the artist to create a new exhibition for the Marjorie Eichenlaub West Gallery. The inaugural recipient of the prize is John Douglas Powers ( MFA '08): John Douglas Powers was born in Frankfort, Indiana in 1978. His sculptural work has been exhibited nationally at venues including…
Tue, 02/16/2021 - 10:39am
On Feb. 11, the UGA Alumni Association recognized the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni during the 12th annual Bulldog 100 Celebration, which was hosted online. LeaseQuery, an Atlanta-based accounting software firm, was named the fastest-growing alumni business for the second year in a row: The company, led by two former college roommates, is the first business to repeat as No. 1 in consecutive years. CEO George Azih…
Wed, 12/16/2020 - 11:23am
Graduates and their families, friends and Bulldogs worldwide are invited to gather online to welcome the University of Georgia’s newest alumni on Dec. 18 as 1,874 undergraduates and 2,526 graduate students—a total of 4,400—have met requirements to graduate: This virtual ceremony brought on by the novel coronavirus will integrate traditional ceremonial components, such as the singing of the national anthem, formal remarks by President Morehead…
Tue, 12/08/2020 - 2:58pm
An  extraordinary array of honors and accomplishments among our students, alumni and colleagues were announced over recent weeks. Congratulations to each and all – your excellence inspires us as it propels the campus community to ever-greater heights: The Curtis Institute of Music has appointed Vince Ford as senior vice president of digital strategy and innovation, executive director of the Performance Innovation Lab, and, in a faculty role, as…
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 2:50pm
The UGA Alumni Association unveiled the 2021 Bulldog 100, a list of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni, with 26 Franklin College alumni honorees representing 24 businesses: The 2021 Bulldog 100 celebrates organizations from over two dozen industries, including agriculture, construction, health care, nonprofits and software. Of the 100 businesses, 81 are located within the state of Georgia. In total, two countries…
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 10:24am
In honor of Giving Tuesday, a national day of support for nonprofit organizations, UGA is spotlighting three funds that address timely issues for those seeking to give back to the university this holiday season: UGA Student Emergency Fund The UGA Student Emergency Fund is available to provide limited, one-time financial assistance to enrolled students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to…
Wed, 09/23/2020 - 3:26pm
The fall 2020 issue of the Georgia Magazine is out and replete with stories about Franklin College faculty, alumni and students, including mathematics major and Georgia Commitment Scholarship recipient Ana Kilgore: One of only 75 people in her high school graduating class, Ana Kilgore always dreamed of expanding her horizons. When she saw the range of STEM programs offered at the University of Georgia, the Hawkinsville native set her sights on…

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