— Mark E. Johnson (@markejohnson) January 7, 2017
— UGA Alumni (@ugaalumniassoc) January 13, 2017
- Frank Reddy (ABJ ’06) authored “Eyes on the Island,” a mystery-thriller novel set in the barrier islands of Savannah, Georgia.
- We joined many in mourning the passing of Athens, Georgia native and longtime Miami Herald sports columnist Edwin Pope (ABJ ’48).
- As a meteorologist in Atlanta, Chris Holcomb (ABJ ’85) is used to getting attention locally. But a conversation between him and his daughter received national attention.
- Karen Branan (ABJ ’62) returned to Athens in January to speak about her book, “The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, A Legacy of Secrets and My Search for the Truth.” Check out our Pinterest page for more Alumni Authors.
- Four Grady alumni are on Georgia Trend’s Most Influential Georgians list. Congratulations Tim Echols (MA ’09), Jan Jones (ABJ ’80), Hala Moddlemog (ABJ ’81) and Lee Thomas (ABJ ’87).
— Keith Herndon, Ph.D. (@KeithLHerndon) February 14, 2017
- UGA DiGamma Kappa honored Mr. College Football, Tony Barnhart (M ’76), with its 2017 distinguished achievement award.
- A new lobby at one of the University of Georgia Indoor Athletic Facility entrances was dedicated to Loran Smith (ABJ ’62) and his wife, Myrna.
- The UGA Chapter of NABJ kicked off #NABJWEEk17 with a visit from Malena Cunningham Anderson (ABJ ’80).
- You never know where a Grady degree will take you. After starting her career in advertising, Amy Smilovic (ABJ ’89) of Tibi celebrated 20 years in fashion.
- Chuck Reese (ABJ ’94) of The Bitter Southerner visited the New Media Institute on Feb. 14 to share insights into the magazine.
- Co-workers are rarely the subject of a reporter’s story. Karli Barnett WMAZ (ABJ ’14) made an exception recently when she told the story of her colleague and fellow Grady alumna Katelyn Heck (ABJ ’11).
- Bill King (ABJ 1974)retired from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after 42 1/2 years on the paper’s staff, which made him the senior newsroom employee. King served, among other jobs, as pop music critic, TV Week editor, Journal copy desk chief, Features Department slot editor and as a story editor in both news and features. In addition, he’s also written the Junkyard Blawg, a UGA fan blog, for ajc.com and now Dawgnation.com, since August 2005. He will continue doing the blog in retirement. Also, King and his wife, Leslie Thornton King (ABJ 1975), will continue publishing Beatlefan magazine, now in its 39th year. Leslie King works in the communications department at Emory University in Atlanta. The Kings first met while working on The Red & Black.
— UGA Grady College (@UGAGrady) April 1, 2017
— Lori Johnston (@fastcopy) February 25, 2017
- Cathy Cox (ABJ ’80) was named dean of Mercer Law School. A 1986 graduate of the school, she is the first alumna to be named dean.
- Douglas Wood (ABJ ’90) received the 2016 YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s Volunteer of the Year award for his service with the Decatur Family YMCA.
- Carolyn Mackenzie Carter (ABJ ’40) was inducted posthumously into the Georgia Women of Achievement Hall of Fame on March 9, 2017, at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Carter was the first female photographer to work for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
- Don Carter (ABJ ‘38) died March 22, 2017, three months shy of his 100th birthday. “Don Carter will be remembered as one of Grady College’s iconic alumni,” said Charles Davis, dean of Grady College. “One of journalism’s giants, he always kept the college foremost in his heart, giving of his time, talent and treasure.”
- Cyndae Arrendale (ABJ ’76), Monica Pearson (MA ’14), Tucker Sarkisian (ABJ ’00), Greer Taylor (ABJ ’00) and Ridley Williams (ABJ ’90) were among the new members of the University of Georgia Board of Visitors. They act as ambassadors for the university, helping to build a constituency with a strong knowledge base and passion for advocacy for UGA and its mission of teaching, research and service.
- For the past 30 years, Jim Gathany (ABJ’ 79) has been documenting CDC’s scientific achievements, its significant events, its facilities, and its history. His work was on display through May 2017 at the David J Sencer CDC Museum. The exhibit was “A Lens on CDC: The Photographs of Jim Gathany.”
Profile: Adam Pawlus, executive director, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ JournalistsFor 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 […]
Profile: Jim Farmer, director of Atlanta’s LGBTQ film festivalEvery 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 […]
GSAB Profile: Ryan CartyRyan 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 […]
Remembering Millard GrimesMillard 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 […]
2022 Fellowship Profile: Susan GoodenowCongratulations 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 […]