Alumni

Grady Greats panel at “The View” studios on Feb. 20, 2024, included moderator Deborah Roberts (ABJ ’82) and paneliets Will Carr (ABJ ’06), Mary Katharine Ham (ABJ ’02), Joseph Watson, Jr., Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communication, Michael Giarrusso (ABJ ’92) and Deborah Norville (ABJ ’79). Photo: ABC/ Lorenzo Bevilaqua

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A headshot of Mark, along with text that introduces him as a 2024 Fellowship inductee.

2024 Fellowship Profile: Mark Schlabach (ABJ ’96)

Mark Schlabach is a senior writer and reporter for ESPN, covering college football and golf. He has worked at the Worldwide Leader in Sports for nearly 18 years, after having […]

Ed Grisamore headshot with headline text: Alumni Award Honoree and Fellowship Inudutee

Fellowship Profile: Ed Grisamore (ABJ ’78)

Congratulations to Ed Grisamore (ABJ ’78) on being named the 2024 John Holliman Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and a Fellowship inductee. Named after the late John Holliman, Grady alumnus […]

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2024 Fellowship Profile: Rick Dunn (ABJ ’93)

Congratulations to Rick Dunn (ABJ ’93) on being named a 2024 Fellowship inductee. Dunn is the founder of the Athens-Clarke County High School Completion Initiative (HSCI). The 501 (c)(3) organization […]

Stephanie Duttenhaver and Cindy Edwards pose for a picture on a dock.

Sapelo Skin Care built on perseverence and trust

Congratulations to Cindy Edwards (ABJ ’86) and Stephanie Duttenhaver on being named to this year’s Bulldog 100 honoree list by the UGA Alumni Association. Edwards and Duttenhaver co-founded Sapelo Skin […]

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Grady College names 2024 Grady Fellowship inductees

Grady College is proud to announce the class of 2024 Grady Fellowship inductees: Rick Dunn (ABJ ’93), Cynthia Graubart (ABJ ’82), Mark Schlabach (ABJ ’96) and Gy Waldron (ABJ ’55). […]

A graphic with headshots of all of our 2024 Alumni Award recipients.

Grady College announces 2024 Alumni Award recipients

Grady College is proud to announce honorees for its annual Alumni Awards, recognizing alumni who have established a tradition of service and achievement in their careers. Alumni Award recipients will […]

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Bulldog 100 Honoree Interview: Trevor Williams (ABJ ’02, MA ’04)

This is one of a series of interviews honoring Grady College alumni who have been recognized as Bulldog 100 recipients in 2024. The Bulldog 100 is sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association […]

Selby Hill poses in a yoga stance at her studio, Yonder Yoga.

Bulldog 100 Honoree Interview: Selby Hill (ABJ ’14)

This is one of a series of interviews honoring Grady College alumni who have been recognized as Bulldog 100 recipients in 2024. The Bulldog 100 is sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association […]

Marie Hunter holding a Bulldog bobble head.

Bulldog 100 honoree interview: Marie Hunter (ABJ ’02)

This is one of a series of interviews honoring Grady College alumni who have been recognized as Bulldog 100 recipients in 2024. The Bulldog 100 is sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association […]

Tom Etheridge posing in front of rugs at an expo

Bulldog 100 Honoree Interview: Tom Etheridge (ABJ ’94)

This is one of a series of interviews honoring Grady College alumni who have been recognized as Bulldog 100 recipients in 2024. The Bulldog 100 is sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association […]

Perspectives

“I want to inspire another kid…who might be dreaming of doing big things but may not even think it’s possible, and I want to give that kid a possibility of great success.”

Deborah Roberts

(ABJ ’82) Co-Host, 20/20; ABC News National Sr. Affairs Correspondent

Perspectives

“”What I am thrilled to see at is how well Grady has kept up with that change and is really at the vanguard of instructing our students to use those same time honored principals of journalism with the new digital world with which we live and practice.”

Deborah Norville

(ABJ ’79), Host, Inside Edition

Perspectives

“What we all have in common in the room is storytelling and diversity has got to be one of our key priorities.”

Jason Kreher

ABJ ’00 Chief Creative Officer, Accenture Song

Perspectives

“With Dean Davis and all that the college has done, they’ve created so many opportunities here such as the mentorship program and Grady LA. When it comes to making connections, just ask for that intro.”

Tim Mapes

ABJ ’86 Chief Marketing and Communications Office, Delta Air Lines

Perspectives

“With Dean Davis and all that the college has done, they’ve created so many opportunities here such as the mentorship program and Grady LA. When it comes to making connections, just ask for that intro.”

Chad Mumm

ABJ ’08 Co-founder and chief creative director of Vox Media

Perspectives

“I had a great education and great teachers. … It turned out to be a great decision and I am proud to say I went to the University of Georgia every single day.”

Maxine Clark

(ABJ ’71) Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop

Perspectives

Greg Bluestein

(ABJ ’04), political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Perspectives

“The thing that keeps pulling me back to UGA is the Grady College. I remember sitting in those desks. I love speaking to the kids, and I think that’s part of the responsibility that goes with having a long career in journalism. You want to share the experience with the next generation of broadcasters and raise up that next wave of journalists, especially at the University of Georgia.”

Ernie Johnson

ABJ ’78 Host of “Inside the NBA”

Perspectives

“The biggest thing I remember about the school is the willingness of everyone to make you be your best self. I had wonderful professors who pushed you as hard as they could, but they also loved you and let you know you could accomplish any of your goals if you put in the hard work and effort.”

Maria Taylor

ABJ ’09, MBA ’13 Host for NBC sports and “Football Night in America”

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Board of trust

The Grady Board of Trust is one the college’s most influential boards of alumni and friends lending support and guidance. In addition to serving as ambassadors and leaders who can attract resources to the college, the BOT is the sponsoring organization of the Grady Fellowship, a recognition of alumni and friends who by virtue of their accomplishments and service are members emeritus of the BOT.

Alumni Board

The Alumni Board is an advisory group responsible for contributing to, and supporting the development of activities for alumni and friends of the college. The board serves as the conduit between the college and its alumni. It is comprised of members from a variety of Grady majors, professions, geographical areas and graduation years.

Events

L.A. Alumni Event

Save the date for our Grady College alumni event in Los Angeles. Details will be announced closer to the date.

Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Alumni Event

Save the date to join Dean Davis and other alumni for our Grady College networking event in Philadelphia during the AEJMC Conference. Reserve your spot here by August 1.

UGA 40 Under 40 celebration

The UGA 40 under 40 alumni luncheon will happen on Friday, September 6, in Athens.

Fall Alumni Board Meeting

Save the date for the fall 2024 Alumni Board meeting. More details will be announced closer to the date.

Dean Davis poses for a photo with two others at the 2023 alumni tailgate in the PAF.

Grady alumni tailgate

Please join us on the Schnitzer Family Media Lawn 2 1/2 hours before kickoff against Mississippi State University for an alumni tailgate.