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Fri, 01/27/2023 - 1:10pm
University of Georgia alumna Kelly Layton made a significant investment in the future of the program that gave her her start with a $500,000 gift to create the Layton Graphic Design Endowment. “Georgia has a great graphic design program, and more people need to know about it,” said Layton. “If you want to pursue art, UGA presents such a great opportunity: a quality program, a rich campus community and a well-rounded, liberal-arts education.” The…
Mon, 01/23/2023 - 10:13am
Fellowships and awards, new books and a college football National Championship has 2023 off to a great start for UGA and the Franklin College. Congratulations to all – because it takes everyone to create the new standard of excellence in athletics and academics. The latest accomplishments among our colleagues include: The American Association of Geographers (AAG) honored professor of geography Nik Heynen as a 2023 AAG Fellow, one of 16…
Fri, 01/06/2023 - 12:10pm
Anna Westerstahl Stenport, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been named the next dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia following a national search. Stenport is a professor of communication and an expert in transnational cinema and media, modern literature and drama, and visual and cultural studies, with a focus on the Arctic and Nordic regions. She will…
Wed, 12/07/2022 - 1:25pm
The University of Georgia Alumni Association released the 2023 Bulldog 100, a list of the 100 fastest-growing alumni operated or owned businesses. The Franklin College congratulates our 25 alumni honorees and their 20 businesses celebrated on this year's list: This year, businesses represented 10 U.S. states and two countries, with 86 of the businesses located in the state of Georgia. In total, 129 alumni representing over two dozen industries,…
Mon, 12/05/2022 - 12:58pm
There are only a handful of titles a person can hold forever. “Ambassador” is one of them. Georgia Magazine features the five UGA alumni who have served as lead American diplomats abroad, including Franklin College alumna Lynne Tracy (AB '86), who was nominated this year by President Joe Biden to be the next ambassador to Russia: Lynne Tracy AB ’86, the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, credits her UGA education for putting her on a path to what is…
Fri, 10/14/2022 - 4:27pm
This year, the University of Georgia celebrates the 100th anniversary of Homecoming. UGA’s first formal Homecoming event was held on Nov. 18, 1922 when alumni and students gathered on a Friday evening to listen to speeches from faculty, coaches, members of the football team and visiting alumni. This rally was followed by an evening of entertainment and dancing.  Welcome back to all of our alumni friends and families to what should be a fun…
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 9:30am
Cobb County Chief Magistrate Judge Brendan Murphy, Double A.B. Dawg and Franklin Residential College resident, used his UGA experience to begin a legal career and move through the Solicitor General and Attorney General offices, a public service career already well worthy of of the 2022 class of the 40 Under 40. Professional Experience Started legal career at a Marietta law firm that counseled school districts—including Cobb County and Marietta…
Wed, 08/03/2022 - 9:30am
Clayton County Magistrate Court Judge Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay (A.B. '06) majored in English with a minor in Sociology before moving on to the UGA School of Law. The Managing Partner of Hill Duvernay and Associates, Judge Duvernay leads a team of dynamic women attorneys who handle cases throughout the Metropolitan Atlanta Area. With a heart for service and a passion for the community, Judge Duvernay is also a member of the 2022 class of the…
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 11:02am
Athens Pulmonary physician Drew McKown (BS '07) has spent the COVID-19 pandemic on the front lines at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical, with 12-hour days of patient care and research to stay abreast of the latest developments and treatments. Vital service to his community is a story began at the University of Georgia and informs his selection to the 2022 40 Under 40: Professional Experience Received his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical…
Fri, 07/29/2022 - 12:30pm
What can't you do with an A.B. degree? Lawyer and Municipal Court Judge Latasha V. Barnes, double major in political science (A.B '05) and history (A.B. '05), created her path to making a difference, earning a place on the 2020 Bulldog 100 list of fastest growing businesses and a member of the 2022 class of the 40 Under 40: Admitted to practice law in Georgia in 2010 and started her career as a prosecutor in Fulton County State Court in downtown…
Thu, 07/28/2022 - 8:00am
Recruited to compete for the UGA Track and Field team, Double Dawg avant le mot Maria Augutis thought she would be homesick for Sweden. But her time at UGA and the Franklin College turned into the best years of her life – producing two degrees and an SEC championship in the triple jump. Today,  the Swedish Television & StormGeo Meteorologist is helping modernize global weather forecasting from Sweden. Other career highlights include: The…
Fri, 06/10/2022 - 1:31pm
Congratulations to Franklin College alumnus and Advisory Board member Jack Bauerle, who announced his retirement from leading UGA's prodigiously successful Swimming and Diving program after 50 years at the university as a student-athlete and coach. Bauerle has served as the head coach of the women's swimming and diving team since 1979 and the men's team since 1983, matching former LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux for the longest tenure of any…
Mon, 05/02/2022 - 11:24am
“The thing about synthetic chemistry that I really love,” said Robert Gilliard, who earned his doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2014, “is being able to make molecules that the world has never seen before. When you develop new fundamental chemistry, you inevitably discover significant properties you never could have predicted.” Gilliard, who is currently assistant professor at the University of Virginia, first became known for his work…
Mon, 04/18/2022 - 10:38am
Growing up fishing and shrimping in the salt creeks near Savannah, Georgia, William Crump (BS '75) took a keen interest in the local ecology. When his parents brought him to the University of Georgia on a tour a few years later, his fire was lit.  "Eugene Odum was at UGA. When my parents brought me to Athens, he stopped what he was doing, came down to meet me and my parents, and took me on a tour of his labs," said Crump. "When I walked out of…
Mon, 04/04/2022 - 11:10am
With a new PBS biographical documentary (premiering tonight), a new book on his philanthropic efforts, and an upcoming Apple TV series based on his life, Benjamin Franklin is again – and still – in the spotlight.  Recognizing his skills, perseverance, wisdom and work ethic, we remember many of the reasons we revere him as an American founder as well as the namesake of one of the finest College of Arts and Science anywhere: Why has the spotlight…
Tue, 03/22/2022 - 3:05pm
Originally published in 2019, our profile of Newton County Juvenile Court Chief Juvenile Judge Candice Branche (A.B. psychology, ’90, M.A. counseling, ’92) celebrates a successful alumna and promotes the urge to lead in service among the many attributes that we connect to impactful careers and people. Judge Branche's journey began with psychology, which ushered her into an early professional career in mental health that informs her cause for…
Mon, 03/21/2022 - 11:43am
The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) released the first season of its inaugural podcast What Are You Going To Do With That? – exploring the decisions that lead someone to study the humanities as an undergraduate and their pathway to a fulfilling career – on March 14. The first season features seven episodes and is hosted by Scott Muir, project director for NHA’s Study the Humanities initiative, features a diverse group of people with…
Thu, 03/17/2022 - 10:32am
For more than decade now, Lamar Dodd School of Art professor Joe Norman has taken art students into the world of public art commissions with the creation and restoration of murals and wall signs across the state. The service projects evolved into Color the World Bright and more than two dozen murals, signs, and historic advertisements be found in communities across Georgia. The team currently includes a dozen UGA students and they are completing…
Tue, 03/15/2022 - 11:47am
The story of UGA alumna Cori Bargmann, part of the Georgia Groundbreakers series that celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia – presents her profound, enduring impact on our state, our nation and the world. The story provides another important chapter of Women's history written across the history of the Franklin College and UGA: In the summer of 1979,…
Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:15am
Students lead our roundup of Franklin College awards, accolades, and achievements announced during February – though not to be outdone by our outstanding alumni!  Congratulations all: Shannon Rodriguez, Ph.D candidate in linguistics, studies a dialect of English spoken by Latinos born in Georgia, a particular blend of Southern drawl. She recently presented her dissertation on the topic “Latino English in Georgia: a sociophonetic analysis of…
Thu, 02/10/2022 - 2:39pm
Gifts from over 100 Alpha Kappa Alpha alumnae created a $100,000 scholarship fund More than 100 alumnae of the University of Georgia’s Eta Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. gave a total of over $50,000 to establish the 1973 Eta Xi Alumni Association Inc. Georgia Commitment Scholarship, which will provide need-based aid to UGA students in perpetuity: Near the beginning of 2021, Eta Xi alumnae set out to raise $50,000 by the end of the…
Fri, 12/17/2021 - 10:35am
The University of Georgia and the Franklin College welcome our newest alumni Dec. 17 as 1,888 undergraduates and 1,398 graduate students—a total of 3,286—have met requirements to walk in the university’s fall Commencement ceremonies: Both the undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies will be held in Sanford Stadium. The undergraduate ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., and the graduate ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are not…
Tue, 12/07/2021 - 10:26am
Franklin students, alumni, and faculty distinguish themselves and the University of Georgia, across campus and around the world with their efforts, awards, new books and successful businesses. A roundup of recent honors and accomplishments: David Richards, a doctoral candidate in the department of geology, received the Mark Dawkins Leadership Award, and Gabriel Smallwood, a senior history major from Savannah, were among six UGA students and four…
Tue, 11/30/2021 - 2:24pm
Professor of art Ted Saupe, who has built a career on campus that has inspired decades of students, embodies the spirit that fosters a community of ceramic artists. He is one of the one of many reasons why the ceramics program in the Lamar Dodd School of Art is so special: Together with fellow ceramicist and professor of art Sunkoo Yuh, they have built a program where students work side-by-side loading kilns, working with clay (either…
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…

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