Alumni

Alumna Patricia Andrews Fearon named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Posted 1 week 4 days ago
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Extraordinary news for Franklin/Grady College alumna Patricia Andrews Fearon, one of 36 Americans to be named a 2017 recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which fully funds postgraduate study and research at the University of Cambridge:

The scholarship, which recognizes intellectually outstanding postgraduate students with a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others, was established by a gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Fearon is the seventh UGA student or alumnus to receive the award since it was first awarded in 2001.

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Fall Commencement, 2016

Posted 3 months 1 week ago
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Congratulations to our newest alumni today as 1,649 undergraduates and 1,108 graduate students—for a total of 2,757— walk in the university's fall Commencement ceremonies:

Caleb Stevens, who will receive his bachelor's degree in business management from the Terry College of Business, will be the student speaker for the undergraduate ceremony.

Three students will be recognized as First Honor Graduates during the undergraduate exercises for maintaining a 4.0 cumulative grade point average in all work attempted at UGA as well as all college-level transfer work prior to...

Franklin alumni Julie and Drew Wade

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Georgia Magazine features a UGA couple this month who personify the long-lasting effects of our learning environment - both on career success and on the desire to make sure more UGA students share thier opportunities:

The couple and their three children live in Savannah, where Julie (AB ’96, JD ’00) leads a thriving law firm and Drew (BS ’97, AB ’97) is a radiologist with SouthCoast Health. As Julie tells it, their life together really started at UGA, where both benefitted from state-funded and private support.

“We had a tremendous experience for free,” Julie explains. “I was...

26 Franklin Alumni among Bulldog 100 honorees

Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago
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Last week the UGA Alumni Association unveiled the 2017 Bulldog 100 award recipients. The list, which recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni, featured 26 alumni from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, representing 24 businesses. This year more than 500 nominations were submitted and we’re happy to see so many of our great alumni represented among UGA’s best. This year’s Franklin College honorees include the following business owners and businesses:

Agora Vintage

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"Aging and the Immortal Germline

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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Today's Charter Lecture brings one of the world's foremost authorities on the molecular biology and genetics of aging and life extension, [and Franklin College alumna] Cynthia Kenyon, back to UGA:

Her lecture, "Aging and the Immortal Germline," is open free to the public. It will be held Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Kenyon, who graduated as co-valedictorian with bachelor's degrees in chemistry and biochemistry from UGA in 1976, is the vice president of aging research for Calico LLC, a Google-funded company focused on aging research and therapeutics. She has been a...

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