Photo of Sam Perez leaning on a stack of her books titled "Deviate from Denial."
Recent graduate, Sam Perez, writes first book
As Sam Perez (AB ’22) was finishing her journalism major at Grady College and her major in Spanish during the 2021-2022 year, she took capstone classes like Newsource and completed […]
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Alumna Victoria Inman hopes to spark conversations with new book
Grady alumna Victoria Inman (ABJ ‘08) recently published her first book, “Spark Acceptance.” It tells stories of exceptional people through photography, aiming to create greater awareness and inclusion about people […]
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Alumni Authors: Linda Hurtado Bond and Stacy Willingham
Authors Linda Hurtado Bond (ABJ ‘89) and Stacy Willingham (ABJ ‘13) have a lot in common and much to share.  Of course, their fiction thrillers are page-turners, perfect for binging […]
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40 Under 40 honorees visit Grady College
Five Grady College graduates named to the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 class attended the “A Message to my Younger Self” panel on Friday, Sept. 9, offering insight to […]
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40 Under 40 honoree profile: Kevin Schatell
We are proud to recognize Kevin Schatell (ABJ ’16) as an honoree of the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 under 40 class. Schatell is an Emmy-winning producer for NBC’s TODAY show. […]
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40 under 40 honoree profile: Chad Mumm
We are proud to recognize Chad Mumm (ABJ ’08) as an honoree of the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 under 40 class. Mumm is co-founder and currently chief creative officer of […]
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40 under 40 honoree profile: Emily Curl
Congratulations to Emily Curl (ABJ ’14) on being named to this year’s class of 40 under 40 honorees by the UGA Alumni Association. Curl is the national and digital social […]
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40 under 40 honoree profile: Lauren Culbertson Grieco
Congratulations to Lauren Culbertson Grieco (ABJ ’09) on being named to this year’s class of 40 under 40 honorees by the UGA Alumni Association. Culbertson graduated from Grady College with […]
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More alumni in recent news:

  • Congratulations to Ashlea Harris (MA ’03) on being named the global head of client services, SMB, at Tik Tok. (Oct. 27, 2022)
  • Congratulations to Adam Fouche (ABJ ’02) on being named director of the University of Georgia’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Insurance and Claims Management.
  • Congratulations to Ed Nichols (ABJ ’62) on publishing his new book, “The Boy In The Book,” a collection of new prose poems and flash fiction.
  • Congratulations to David Kramer (ABJ ’90) on being named president of United Talent Agency.
  • We send our heart-felt condolences to the family of Patrick Lee (ABJ ’13) on his recent death. Lee graduated from Grady College with a degree in public relations and was a cloud security specialist with Barracuda Networks. His obituary can be read here.
  • Congratulations Charles Hicks (ABJ ’13) on winning the Wells-Graham Award for Outstanding Service. The honor goes to one Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, attorney or staff member who goes above and beyond in their dedication to serving the community.
  • A big shout-out to TJ Adeshola (MA ’08), named an inductee of the Advertising Hall of Achievement by the American Advertising Federation. Adeshola is the head of global partnerships at Twitter. (Aug. 12, 2022)
  • Congratulations to Nancy Elder (ABJ ’88) on being named the New York Mets’ chief communications officer. (July 14, 2022)
  • Condolences go to the family of Creg Smith (ABJ ’70) on his recent death. His obituary can be read here. (July 5, 2022)
  • Congratulations to Brent Hyams (ABJ ’94 ) on his new position as general manager of Cannery Row, a performing arts space in Nashville. (May 27, 2022)
  • Congratulations to Stacy Willingham (ABJ ’13), whose first novel, A Flicker in the Dark, landed on the New York Times Bestseller list. Read here for a profile by the UGA Alumni Association. (May 19, 2022)
  • Congratulations to Pam Avery (ABJ ’72) on the release of her new book, The Tanner Side of Town. (May 10, 2022)
  • Congratulations Alex Urban (MA ’12) on being named executive director of the TOUR Championship.
  • It is with sadness that we recognize the death of Connie Ward. Ward served in a variety of communications roles, including Jimmy Carter’s gubernatorial campaign teams and later on the nation’s first State Film Commission.
  • Congratulations Cal Massey (ABJ ’78) on the publication of his first novel, “Own Little Words.” The book won an award from the Journal of Experimental Fiction in Chicago. Massey said: “I wanted to let you know that my love of writing and respect for journalism as necessary, important work was discovered and nurtured at UGA. A 65-year-old first time novelist remains in love with words.” (April 15, 2022)
  • Our condolences to the family of former Grady professor James Aldridge (ABJ ’60, MA ’62) who passed away March 26, 2022.
  • Congratulations, Katie Barlow (ABJ ’11), who was named chief legal correspondent for WTTG Washington.

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Deborah Roberts (ABJ '82) led a panel following a screening of "The First Five"

Grady alumni, current students, faculty and staff gathered in NYC for a screening of “The First Five,” a documentary produced by Grady students and faculty. Deborah Roberts (ABJ ’82) led a panel that followed.

Alumni Awarded During Grady Salutes 2022

Alumni, faculty, staff and students gathered for Grady Salutes 2022, annual recognition of Alumni Award recipients and Fellowship inductees.

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Grady alumni on the University of Georgia's 40 Under 40 class of 2021 gathered for the annual

Grady Alumni in the 2021 UGA 40 Under 40 Class

Grady alumni on the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 class of 2021 gathered for the annual “A Message to My Younger Self” panel. From left to right: Jennifer Bellamy (ABJ ’08), Marie Broder (ABJ ’06, JD ’10), Bowen Shoemaker (ABJ ’06) and Brittany Thoms (ABJ ’04).

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