Grady alumni are leaders in organizations and communities throughout the world. Keep up with a sampling of the latest alumni news here.
Maureen Clayton: Say ‘yes’ to new experiences
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, this is one of a series of profiles highlighting just a few of the impressive accomplishments alumnae of Grady College are making in their respective industries. For other profiles, please visit any of those listed below: Becca Hannan Carole Munroe Maureen Clayton (ABJ ’80, MA ’84)) […] learn more
Carole Munroe: Think about all women, not just those who may look like you
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, this is one of a series of profiles highlighting just a few of the impressive accomplishments alumnae of Grady College are making in their respective industries. For other profiles, please visit any of those listed below: Maureen Clayton Becca Hannan Carole Munroe is a […] learn more
UGA Grady College announces recipients of 2018 Alumni Awards; Sanford Circle honoree
The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is pleased to honor four outstanding graduates with its 2018 Alumni Awards, and a beloved Grady College professor who will be inducted into the Sanford Circle. Sally Yates (ABJ ’82, JD ‘86) receives the John Holliman Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award; Ashley Huston (ABJ ’96) […] learn more
Grady College alumnus and UGA Emeritus Trustee Claude Williams Jr. remembered
Claude Williams Jr., a friend to Grady College, to the University of Georgia and to the Athens community, passed away Jan. 20, 2018. “Claude Williams was a Grady icon, a man of substance who made huge contributions to journalism, to civic life in Athens, and to the society as a whole through his many good […] learn more
Award-winning journalist and namesake to deliver Holmes-Hunter Lecture
Grady College alumna Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an award-winning journalist, will present the 2018 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. The lecture is named in honor of Hunter-Gault and her classmate Hamilton Holmes, the first African-American students to attend UGA. They arrived on campus in 1961 after civil rights leaders in Atlanta successfully […] learn more
Grady graduate encourages Class of 2017 to celebrate personal journeys in speech at UGA Fall Commencement
There was a time when donning a cap and gown as a college graduate seemed like a dream out of reach for Samuel Peraza. As a first-generation American growing up for much of his life in a single-parent household, he faced many barriers. But it was his triumph through adversity that ultimately led Peraza to […] learn more
First MFA and Emerging Media graduates among those recognized at Fall 2017 Grady Convocation
Pictures from the Fall 2017 Grady Convocation can be viewed on the UGA Grady Flickr gallery: Fall 2017 convocation candids Fall 2017 convocation graduates: Master’s degrees, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, EMST Fall 2017 convocation ceremony Nearly 175 students graduated from Grady College this semester, many of whom were recognized at the Fall 2017 convocation on December […] learn more
Len-Ríos named associate dean of Grady College
María E. Len-Ríos (MA ’95), an associate professor of public relations, has been named associate dean of academic affairs at Grady College. “I’m delighted that Dr. Len-Ríos—a treasured faculty member and a leading scholar on issues of diversity and representation in mass communication—has answered the call to leadership,” Dean Charles Davis said. “She’s a joy […] learn more
What to Know:
Grady Giving Day, a day for Grady alumni to show their support, is June 12, 2018, Grady College’s 103rd birthday. More details can be found at our Grady Giving Day webpage.
We will be traveling around the country this summer hosting alumni receptions and we would love to see you. Please plan to meet us during one of our stops:
As the college moves into its next century, we invite alumni, parents of students, corporate partners and friends to leave their mark by purchasing an inscription on one of the granite pavers lining the plaza walkway and patio area along the Grady lawn.
Several levels of support are available. Inscriptions purchased by or honoring students are $100. Alumni inscriptions are $150. Each 3’x 3′ paver holds up to 12 names. Pavers featuring corporate names or logos are available for $2,500. For design purposes, no text other than names and graduation years will be permitted on the pavers.
Thanks to Eric Baker (ABJ ’90) who shared his journey from Grady to @imagineeringdis Creative Director. Among his advice was don’t obsess with getting to upper management too early. “It doesn’t happen overnight. Enjoy the ride. It’s a fun ride getting there.” pic.twitter.com/E2n851bpeN
Claude Felton (ABJ ’70, MA ’71), UGA senior associate athletic director, and several UGA Athletics staff members who are also Grady College alumni — Christopher Lakos (ABJ ’90), Mike Mobley (ABJ ’89), Steve Colquitt (ABJ ’89) and Leland Barrow (ABJ ’01) — were recently recognized for their work operating one of the top performing sports information departments in the country. The University of Georgia was named one of 11 schools in the country to receive the “Super 11” award presented annually by the Football Writers Association of America. This award recognizes strong media services that go the extra mile to provide help above and beyond the call of duty.
Tommy Tomlinson (ABJ ’94) is profiled in Columbia Journalism Review about his fight against cancer, his start at the Red & Black and his love of feature writing. He has a new book, “The Elephant in the Room,” coming out in January 2019.
Kelly Buttrick (ABJ ’94) received a StudioDaily 50 award, honoring the most influential creatives and technologists whose leadership breaks new ground in media and entertainment. Athens-based voiceover talent Kelley Buttrick was selected based on her work with a trailblazing KB4Jeep marketing campaign.
With three University of Georgia degrees, Bridgette Burton (ABJ ’11, AB ’11, MPA ’17) is a Triple Dawg. She credits a Grady alumni event in Chicago with getting her involved as an alumna. She now serves on the UGA Black Alumni Leadership Council.
Two Grady alumnae are part of Forbes 2018 30 under 30 lists. Congratulations to Marah Lidey (ABJ ’11), co-founder of Shine, for making the Consumer Technology list, and Lilly Workneh (ABJ ’12), senior editor for HuffPost Black Voices, for making the Media list.
Journalist and writer Nathan Joseph Cain, 40, of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Nov. 9, 2017.