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

Alumni

Alumni

Alumni

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

Students walk outside of Grady College during the first day of classes 2022.

Prospective Student Day

Prospective Student Day is an opportunity for prospective high school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about Grady College. In addition to a guided tour, students will hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study. Spring 2024 tour dates are Feb. 23, March 22 (virtual), April 12 and May 3 (virtual). Register here: https://grady.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enQpNm1Ixq2GGIS For questions or to schedule a private visit, please contact: Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor. Email: gradyprospective@uga.edu.

Image of the D.C. skyline.

DC Alumni Mixer

Calling all DC alumni: Gather at The Henri on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for this year’s Alumni Mixer. For registration information, click here. Please register by Feb. 23, 2024.

UGA Spring Break

The University of Georgia’s Spring Break is from Monday, March 4, to Friday, March 8.

Grady College studetn ambassadors stand outside of the College behind yard letters that read "Welcome Admits."

New Admit Day Spring 2024

Grady’s new admits celebrate their admission and learn more about the College at our bi-annual new admit celebration. Come meet with leaders and representatives from student clubs and organizations, and don’t forget to grab your free Grady College t-shirt!

Students walk outside of Grady College during the first day of classes 2022.

Prospective Student Day (Virtual)

Prospective Student Day is an opportunity for prospective high school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about Grady College. In addition to a guided tour, students will hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study. Spring 2024 tour dates are Feb. 23, March 22 (virtual), April 12 and May 3 (virtual). Register here: https://grady.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enQpNm1Ixq2GGIS For questions or to schedule a private visit, please contact: Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor. Email: gradyprospective@uga.edu.

Students clap while sitting down during the GSPA Awards.

GSPA Spring Awards 2024

The Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA) annual Spring Awards will be held Monday, March 25, at the Georgia Center. More information will be released closer to the date.