Grady Ambassadors

Grady Ambassadors

The Grady Ambassadors are a dynamic team of student leaders who serve as official hosts and ambassadors for the Grady College.

overview

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The goal of the Grady Ambassadors is to present a positive and lasting image of Grady College and its students to all constituents. Ambassadors have a strong presence at college events, lead tours and interact with alumni and potential donors, special guests and speakers, and prospective Grady College students and their parents.
The Grady Ambassador organization consists of 20 to 30 undergraduate and graduate students who report directly to Karen Andrews, the college’s director of Special Events and Student Leadership, who also serves as the adviser for the group.

Membership in the Grady Ambassador program is open to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in Grady College, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  If you have additional questions, contact Karen by email, karena@uga.edu.

Apply to be a 2024-2025 Ambassador

Apply to be a 2024-2025 Grady College Ambassador.

The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. from previous communication.

Please return your resume and completed application to Karen Andrews, room 206, at Grady College. This application must be supplemented with your résumé. Completed materials should be delivered by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Your application is not considered complete without all the required documents. Those selected to interview will be notified with additional information on signing up for an interview.

  • Visit our Ambassador Alumni webpage to meet some of the former Ambassadors.

Spring 2023 Ambassadors

  • Hannah Ahuja

    Advertising, Fashion Merchandising minor

    Hannah Ahuja

    Advertising, Fashion Merchandising minor

    My favorite Grady College experience has been all the events we put on. The college makes an effort to put on events that are more personal to the students and our everyday activities.

  • Ansley Baker

    Public Relations, Integrated AdPR Double Dawgs program

    Ansley Baker

    Public Relations, Integrated AdPR Double Dawgs program

    I always say that Grady College is the school of friendship because it actually is! I have met so many amazing people here- not just students but faculty too. It feels like everyone is on my side and supporting me through classes and beyond.

  • Brooke Amanda Bridges

    EMST, Film Studies

    Brooke Amanda Bridges

    EMST, Film Studies

    My favorite Grady class so far is one that I am currently taking, which is the Avid Certification class with Professor Biddle. There are only a few people in the class, and the intimate atmosphere allows us to collaborate and work one-on-one with Biddle, who is very knowledgeable about the program.

  • Sophia Difusco

    Public Relations

    Sophia Difusco

    Public Relations

    PRSSA means the most to me because it taught me about the industry prior to my acceptance into Grady, helped me get my internships, and allowed me to meet so many of my peers and classmates in Grady. PRSSA has allowed me to grow throughout my time in Grady, as I served on the social media committee, then as director of finance and now as the vice president.

  • Gracie Englund

    Journalism, Political Science

    Gracie Englund

    Journalism, Political Science

    My favorite course is Public Affairs Communications. This class and certificate program completely changed my career path and introduced me to the limitless opportunities a Grady degree offers.

  • Elisa Fontanillas

    Advertising, Business Admin. minor, New Media cert.

    Elisa Fontanillas

    Advertising, Business Admin. minor, New Media cert.

    I am passionate about the intersection of creativity, technology, and business and hope to pursue a career at a large advertising agency that will allow for these interests to align through the curation, consultation, and promotion of brands!

  • Avery Grisham

    Public Relations

    Avery Grisham

    Public Relations

    My favorite class is my Reporting and Writing course. Even though I am not in pursuit of journalism, I have never had the most hands-on experience in a classroom setting before. I was able to make lifelong friendships, while stepping out of my comfort zone with interviewing and reporting on Athens’ locals.

  • James Hawran

    Advertising, Music Business Certificate

    James Hawran

    Advertising, Music Business Certificate

    My favorite class has been JRLC Career Exploration with Dean Davis. It was an incredibly valuable class. Dean Davis brought industry leading speakers from different fields to talk about their work, and we got an immense amount of information and guidance from the in-class guests.

  • Portrait of Elizabeth "Libby" Hobbs

    Libby Hobbs

    Journalism major, Music minor, News Literacy Certificate

    Portrait of Elizabeth "Libby" Hobbs

    Libby Hobbs

    Journalism major, Music minor, News Literacy Certificate

    “Grady College is full of stories, and that’s my favorite part about it. Whether chatting with friends in the PAF after Dawgs with the Dean or running into a professor in the halls — everyone is willing to say hello. It’s amazing!”

  • Samantha Hurley

    Journalism, Spanish

    Samantha Hurley

    Journalism, Spanish

    I feel so lucky to be involved with the photojournalism department within Grady, it has provided me with a community of like-passioned people and outstanding mentorship.

  • Molly Hyser

    EMST

    Molly Hyser

    EMST

    The Entertainment and Media Industries Club means the most to me because it’s directly related to my major, and it’s a phenomenal way to network and learn about my field from both alumni and people my age.

  • Rahel Kefetew

    EMST

    Rahel Kefetew

    EMST

    I work as a Student Assistant at the Peabody Awards Office and in the spring, the office is humming with judges deliberating over the nominees for the year’s annual Peabody Awards. I got to sit in on some of the deliberations last year and be able to see how the best in television are judged by those well versed in the field. My experience at the Peabody Awards has enriched my taste in television and has given me a more nuanced look into entertainment.

Additional Information

Explore the UGA Promotion and Tenure documents for UGA and Grady College.

Events

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.

Dawg Day of Giving and Senior Signature

Leave your mark on Dawg Day of Giving with a Senior Signature gift. All undergraduate and graduate students who graduate in May, August and December 2024 can stop by the PAF to show proof of your Senior Signature gift for a special prize.