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Vol 87: No. 3
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UGA Alumni Association calendar

Hairy Dawg with Nathan Mangle (BSEH ’08) and his son Carter at the UGA Alumni Association 2007 Homecoming BBQ. Special photo.


• June 4, UGA Alumni Career Fair, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cobb
Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Ga. For more information visit

• June 5-July 28, the UGA Alumni Association looks forward to welcoming UGA’s incoming freshmen during its Orientation Pizza Parties sponsored by Little Ceasar’s Pizza every Monday and Wednesday in the Brumby Lobby. Freshmen who sign up for a four-year UGA Student Alumni Associaton membership during orientation will receive a special gift.

• June 12, Gwinnett Campus Open House, 6 - 9 p.m.,
UGA Gwinnett Campus, Lawrenceville, Ga.

• June 17-18, Graduation Celebration, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
UGA Bookstore

• June 27, UGA Alumni Association Executive Board and
Finance Committee Meeting, 9 a.m., Athens, Ga.


• Aug. 9, UGA Alumni Association 2009 Travel Program
• 9 a.m., UGA Alumni Association Atlanta Alumni Center, Atlanta, Ga.
• 2 p.m., Georgia Center for Continuing Education,
Athens, Ga.

• Aug. 29, First Friday: Day with the Dawgs, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Athens, Ga. Join fellow UGA alumni and friends for a day-long event to fire up the Dawgs that will culminate with a pep rally at the UGA Tate Student Center.

UGA Alumni Association tour group in Egypt, September 2007. Special photo.

• Sept. 4, UGA Student Alumni Association Welcome Back Party, 6:30 p.m., Legion Field. Open to all students, there will be special drawings and prizes for Student Alumni Association members.


• Oct. 17, UGA Alumni Association “Sink the ’Dores” Homecoming BBQ, 6:30 p.m., Wray-Nicholson House, Athens, Ga.

For a full list of upcoming UGA Alumni Association events, please visit:

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Alumni Association honors graduates, faculty, families

The UGA Alumni Association this year recognized three individuals and a Houston family for their loyalty and support to the university. Alumni merit awards went to former Gov. Joe Frank Harris (BBA ’68) and W. Hamilton Jordan (AB ’67), who served as chief of staff to former President Jimmy Carter.

The faculty service award was presented to William “Bill” Barstow, who will retire this summer after 35 years on the faculty of the plant biology and cellular biology departments.

George (BBA ’76) and Jack (M ’79) Fontaine of Houston, their wives and children were named Family of the Year for their significant contributions to the university. Jack and Nancy Fontaine gave money to UGA to endow the John Fontaine Jr. Center for Alcohol Awareness and Education, named in memory of their son, who was killed in a car accident involving alcohol in 2000. Georgia Fontaine gave UGA money to underwrite a music business certificate program in the Terry College.
Joe Frank Harris
W. Hamilton Jordan

William “Bill” Barstow
(l to r) Harris Fontaine, a junior at UGA, with his parents Jack and Nancy Fontaine, and George and Celia Fontaine with their sons, George Jr. (ABJ ’04), and Cartter Fontaine, a sophomore at UGA. Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker.

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New graduates: Get involved!

As the UGA Alumni Association President, I have encouraged all University of Georgia alums to proudly wear red and black. I have asked you to display outward signs of pride for UGA, such as bumper stickers and car flags. I also have asked you to be a loyal supporter of this school with your time and money. The overall theme is to show the world that “I’m Georgia.”

Many of you have just graduated and are getting this magazine for the first time, which means you are joining nearly 250,000 other alums of this storied institution. The phrase “I’m Georgia” applies to you in ways that will have a lifelong impact. Think of the thousands who have come before you and walked through the Arch or rung the Chapel bell.

There is a responsibility associated with being a graduate of the University of Georgia, such as lending your time and talents. Become involved with your UGA Alumni Association; the opportunities for involvement are endless. Get involved with your school or college; participate in a seminar or serve on a board. Your life will be enriched as will those on campus with whom you come in contact.

The University of Georgia means many different things to many different people. But one theme we can weave throughout is “I’m Georgia.” There is not a better way to start than by joining the UGA Alumni Association. The benefits are great but the commitment is small. Please visit our web site at for information about the benefits of becoming a member.


Trey Paris (BBA '84, MBA '85)
UGA Alumni Association Board President

Deborah Dietzler, Executive Director

Trey Paris BBA ’84, MBA ’85
President, Gainesville

Vic Sullivan BBA ’82
Vice President, Albany

Tim Keadle BBA ’78
Treasurer, Lilburn

Harriette Bohannon BSFCS ’74
Secretary, Augusta

Swann Seiler ABJ ’78,
Immediate Past President, Savannah


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