Grady alumni are leaders in organizations and communities throughout the world. Keep up with a sampling of the latest alumni news here.
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
Eight Grady College alumni to be honored at 2018 Bulldog 100 Awards
Eight graduates of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication representing seven businesses will be honored by the University of Georgia Alumni Association at the 2018 Bulldog 100 awards ceremony in January. The annual program recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. To be considered for the award, a company must […] learn more
Grady College holds memorial tribute to Don Carter, commemorates Endowment for Journalism Excellence
Grady College faculty, alumni and friends celebrated a memorial tribute to alumnus Don Carter (ABJ ’38) and commemorated the Don E. Carter and Carolyn McKenzie Carter Endowment for Journalism Excellence Oct. 12, 2017, in the Peyton Anderson Forum. “Today we are privileged to remember Don and gather with people who will testify to his hope […] learn more
AdPR Week alumnus profile: Neil Hirsch (ABJ ’00)
In honor of AdPR Week, we are profiling select Grady College alumni who are using their Grady education in the creative industries they serve. In this series, they discuss their career paths and offer advice to current Grady students. Neil Hirsch, APR, graduated from Grady College in 2000 with a degree in public relations. He is […] learn more
AdPR Week alumna profile: Jackie Herr (ABJ ’82)
In honor of AdPR Week, we are profiling select Grady College alumni who are using their Grady education in the creative industries they serve. In this series, they discuss their career paths and offer advice to current Grady students. Jackie Herr, a 1982 advertising graduate, is the co-founder of PICFARI, LLC, a website and mobile app […] learn more
AdPR Week alumna profile: Melina Baetti (ABJ ’07)
In honor of AdPR Week, we are profiling Grady College alumni who are using their Grady education in the creative industries they serve. They discuss their career paths and offer advice to current Grady students. Melina Baetti, a 2007 public relations graduate, is a manager of brand and business communications at The Coca-Cola Company. Grady College: […] learn more
Recent Grady College graduate James Thompson named Fulbright Scholar
It’s tough enough being a reporter right out of school and finding the right words to tell a compelling story, but imagine doing that in a country that does not speak your native language. That is the challenge that James Thompson is embracing. Thompson, a recent summa cum laude graduate of Grady College, was named […] learn more
What to Know:
For a decade we have been showing our PRSSA students all that life in the nation’s capital has to offer. The success of the program would not be possible without the support of our alumni and friends in the D.C. area. Join us Friday, Feb. 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at MXDC to celebrate 10 great years, meet this year’s students and network with fellow Grady alumni. RSVP by Jan. 29 to email@example.com.
Grady has 8 alumni on the UGA Alumni Association’s Bulldog 100 list. Find out more about the honor and get the latest Grady news in our January e-newsletter.
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.
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.