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Profile: Adam Pawlus, executive director, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists
For the past 20 years, Adam Pawlus (MA ‘01) has dedicated much of his career towards advocating for proper coverage of members of the LGBTQ community and promoting the need […]
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Profile: Jim Farmer, director of Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festival
Every fall, audiences gather for Out On Film, an 11-day, in-person and virtual film festival annually featuring more than 150 films by, for and about the LGBTQ community and its […]
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GSAB Profile: Ryan Carty
Ryan Carty (ABJ ’09) is an emerging talent recruiter for Meta. He has 12 years of experience that includes recruiting, university career services, diversity & inclusion, corporate relations, career coaching/counseling, college […]
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Remembering Millard Grimes
Millard Grimes (ABJ ’51), a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, editor/publisher of nearly three dozen publications and ardent supporter of The Red & Black, died May 3, 2022 at the age of […]
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2022 Fellowship Profile: Susan Goodenow
Congratulations to Susan Goodenow (ABJ ’90), a 2022 Fellowship inductee. Goodenow is executive vice president of marketing & communications for the Chicago Bulls, where she is responsible for developing and managing […]
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2022 Fellowship Profile: Alan Massengale
Alan Massengale’s Twitter profile provides a glimpse into his character: “In the sports broadcasting world my moniker is — ‘The Legend’ — which means I am old, but well loved. […]
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GSAB Profile: Debbie Ebalobo
A seasoned storyteller with more than 14 years of communications and marketing experience, Debbie Ebalobo (ABJ ’10) is the director of global and financial communications at The Coca-Cola Company. She […]
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GSAB Profile: Quanza Brooks-Griffin
Quanza Brooks-Griffin (ABJ ’01) is a public health advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she has worked for nearly two decades. Four years ago, Brooks-Griffin […]
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Alumni Authors and Podcasters

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More alumni in recent news:

  • Condolences go to the family of Creg Smith (ABJ ’90) 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.
  • Stacy Willingham (ABJ ’11) has a new mystery out, “A Flicker in the Dark.” The book is on the 2022 Goodreads Readers’ Most Anticipated Mystery list and is an Amazon Books Editor’s Pick for one of the best thrillers in January.
  • Congratulations to Richard Dunn, Sr. (ABJ ’93), for receiving one the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Awards for his work with Athens-Clarke County’s School Completion Initiative. (Jan. 14, 2022)
  • Kelly Wegel (ABJ ’09) has been appointed as Associate Judge for the Athens-Clarke Magistrate Court. (Dec. 28, 2021)
  • Ben Mayer (ABJ ’05) has been named Senior Broadcast Producer for NBC Nightly News.
  • Congratulations on 50 years on the Bulldog broadcast team, Loran Smith (ABJ ’62). Smith also received the Dean’s Medal from our College in 2017.
  • Our College shares our thoughts with the family of Gary Scott Jones (ABJ ’80). The former editor of the Elberton Star passed away in November
  • We were saddened to hear of the death of Hilliard D. Jones (ABJ ’56) on Oct. 21, 2021. (Oct. 27, 2021)
  • Our condolences to the family of Wade Ricks (ABJ ’76) on his death. (Oct. 24, 2021)
  • We mourn the death of alumnus and Grady graphics professor Robert Willett (ABJ ’66, MFA ’73).
  • Ed Nichols (ABJ ’62) recently published his second book: “Perfect Land.” It is a collection of prose poems and is available on Amazon.
  • We share our condolences with the family of Sam Davis Bersagael (AB ’18), who passed away in October. The Red & Black wrote a remembrance (Oct. 25, 2021.)
  • Robin Hommel (ABJ ’96) is now the Executive Broadcast Producer at ABC’s ‘The View.”
  • Fred Smith (MA ’78) received the 2021 Council Award of Special Recognition from the ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
  • Congratulations to Amanda Rosseter (ABJ ’90) for joining PNC Financial Services Group as its chief communications officer.

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Pictured L to R, Joan Zitzelman (ABJ '61, MA '63), Larry Dendy (ABJ '65), Chris Jones (ABJ '73), and John Albright (ABJ '70, MA '72).

Connecting decades of Grady alumni

Three decades of Grady alumni recently gathered with other Athens community members for an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program. Bill Crane (ABJ ’84), political analyst, talked with the group about current affairs.

Grady Society Alumni Board meets

The Grady Society Alumni Board met Oct. 13, 2018. Among the highlights, were several student presentations outlining special projects. Outgoing Board Chair Bryan Harris was recognized at the end of the meeting, along with members rotating off the board. View the photos here.

NYC Alumni meet with DiGamma Kappa

Members of the DiGamma Kappa chapter traveled to New York City to network and go on some behind-the-scenes tours. Read more about travels: DiGamma Kappa takes on the Big Apple with help from Grady alumni

UGA Game Day in NYC 2017

Grady College, Terry College of Business and the UGA Alumni Association co-hosted Chick-fil-A Game Day in NYC on Nov. 11, 2017 at Helen Mills Event Space & Theater. The event took place three hours ahead of the UGA-Auburn kickoff. View the photo album.

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