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GREETINGS TO YOU!
Your future awaits, one of tradition and pride at the great UGA. Use this book as a guide through the next few years to capture the moments you’ll hold near and dear. Appreciate the traditions, both present and past, for you are the keeper of a tradition that lasts. Carry your G Book with pride and then heed the call to keep our traditions alive—each one and all. The Bulldog Nation is now counting on you to remember its story and create one anew!

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Introduction to The G Book Greetings from the UGA Alumni Association How to be an official UGA Tradition Keeper Welcome from the Student Alumni Association UGA History Historic Campus Buildings UGA Multicultural Firsts Did You Know? Lost Traditions The UGA of Our Generation No Dawg Should Bark Alone: Know Your Georgia Spirit Ugas Through Time Traditions Traditions of All Time Traditions of Our Time Make Your Own Traditions Commencement If I Only Knew Then: Advice from Alumni and Students G Book Contributors & Special Thanks Student Alumni Council
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GLORY, GLORY, TO OLD GEORGIA!

the G BOOK is the official traditions handbook for
University of Georgia students. Your Student Alumni Association (SAA) has the motto —“Where Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation meet Pride, Loyalty, and Tradition.” SAA is the gatekeeper for UGA traditions, and it invites all UGA students to participate in the G Book experience. To make it applicable to the student experience today, students wrote and crafted your Class of 2017 edition of the G Book. From 1915 through the late 1950s, the G Book existed as a guide to students about all things Georgia. Men were actually required to carry the book in their front left pocket. Much smaller then, the pages were filled with rules and regulations by which all university students had to abide. It also served as the main book for cheers and songs that established Georgia pride. More than 50 years later, the G Book is back! Revived by the Student Alumni Council (SAC) in 2009, this is the fifth edition of the new G Book. The G Book aims to connect you with the traditions and points of pride of the University of Georgia. These pages are designed to capture your memories as a Dawg. Take pictures, fill the pages, and create a living testament of your time spent at UGA. This book will introduce you to the history, traditions, and spirit that graduates of UGA should understand and carry with them. As Larry Munson so aptly put it, “There is no tradition more worthy of envy, no institution worthy of such loyalty as the University of Georgia.” As you embark on your collegiate journey, try to experience all aspects of the campus and the community. Learn as much as you can about yourself by stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something different. As our university continues to grow, new traditions are created all the time. From not walking under the Arch, to taking your picture on the Arch logo tile in the Tate Student Center—each tradition is unique and special to the Bulldog Nation. It’s up to the students to create them and keep them alive.

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greetings from the alumni association

Welcome to UGA! As you embark on some of the most critical, exciting, and memorable years of your life, we hope that you will remember three important facets of being a Georgia Bulldog. PRIDE: You are now a student at one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the country. The nation’s most beautiful campus and America’s favorite college town are now your home. The successes of your faculty, fellow students, athletic teams, and alumni are your successes. LOYALTY: Once a Dawg, always a Dawg! How sweet it is! UGA students and alumni share a strong bond with each other and with our alma mater. Learn to appreciate and utilize the tightly knit and spirited network of UGA alumni spread across the world. Take part in the activities and groups that strengthen and improve the university. TRADITION: As a student at America’s oldest public university, you are now a part of more than 228 years of rich history. Generations of alumni now look to you to continue to uphold UGA’s legacy. As you immerse yourself in the culture and tradition of UGA, remember that more than 357,000 graduates have come before you. Generations of alumni look to you to uphold UGA’s legacy.

GO DAWGS!

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How to be an official UGA Tradition Keeper
A UGA Tradition Keeper is someone who cares deeply about the history and tradition of the University of Georgia. You do not just read the GBook, you live it. A Tradition Keeper actively participates in checking off the traditions listed within these pages. As you flip through your book, take every opportunity to live these experiences while you are here. When you have completed 10 traditions, you will receive a Tradition Keeper button that reads “Future Tradition Keeper.” This signifies that you are a passionate, distinguished Bulldog who is experiencing UGA to the fullest. When you have completed 20 traditions, you will receive a Tradition Keeper lapel pin. Wearing the Tradition Keeper lapel pin is even more distinguished and puts you halfway to becoming an official Tradition Keeper! When you have completed 30 traditions, you will receive an official G Book t-shirt. Completing 30 traditions shows your dedication to UGA and your passion for continuing the legacy. When you have completed 40 traditions, you will receive the official Tradition Keeper personalized plaque. Make it your keepsake showing that you have helped preserve our “Alma Mater fair, beyond compare.” It is the ultimate symbol of pride, loyalty, and tradition. Tradition Keeper check-ins are held at any Student Alumni Association (SAA) table on campus throughout the year. Be sure to check the SAA facebook page, UGA Alumni Association calendar and SAA on twitter for tabling dates. Any member of the Student Alumni Council (SAC) can verify Tradition Keeper status.

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welcome from the uga alumni association

Welcome from the Student Alumni Association 228 Years of Tradition in YOUR hands
You’ve arrived at 33°57'21"N 83°22'28"W, Athens, Georgia, United States of America. Welcome to The University of Georgia; the nation’s oldest public institution, home of the Georgia Bulldogs, over 140 degree programs, and now…home to you. This book, the G Book, is designed to be both a challenge and a guide to your time at UGA. Within its pages you will learn why we do the things that we do (avoiding walking under The Arch, calling the Dawgs, and searching for North Campus ghosts); as well as the people and events that inspired them. You will be challenged to make your own history by sampling the Tradition Keeper activities to document your unique time as a Georgia Bulldog. With a history so rich and diverse, our traditions transcend generations. It is our hope that the Class of 2017 will come to understand the importance of embarking on and “finishing the drill.” Simply put, by participating in the traditions and experiences contained in this book, you will become part of the very threads that form the united fabric of the past, present, and future of this university. By branching out all over campus to gather these experiences, you will better appreciate what UGA offers –an increasingly valuable education and a vibrant college experience. Your UGA experience lies unwritten in your very own hands. Whether joining 92,742 of your closest friends in Sanford Stadium, napping on the North Campus lawn, or grinding out an A in that Organic Chemistry class, you alone will direct your highlight reel. You are now a small part of something much greater than yourself. Today, you join 228 years of red and black pride, loyalty, and tradition. Today you join a diverse fraternity of friends and strangers who know that every “Go Dawgs, Sic’Em!” ends in a resounding “Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof!” And after 228 years, “It’s (still) Great To Be a Georgia Bulldog!”

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1785: Abraham Baldwin, founder of the University of Georgia, drafts legislation that
becomes the university’s charter.

1803: The Demosthenian Literary Society, UGA’s oldest student-run organization, is founded. 1804: President of UGA, Josiah Meigs, presides over the first commencement ceremony. 1806: Franklin College, now Old College, opens as the first permanent building on campus. UGA becomes known as Franklin College, a designation that lasted for more than 50 years. 1820: Phi Kappa is founded as a rival literary society to Demosthenian. 1833: UGA’s first Botanical Garden is founded. 1834: The Alumni Society is formed and its first meeting is held in the Chapel. 1858: The Botanical Garden is sold and proceeds used to erect the Arch and wrought iron
fence surrounding North Campus. The fence is needed to keep livestock off campus.

1859: UGA is organized into five schools: law, medicine, agriculture, engineering, and commerce. 1863: The university closes in October because of the Civil War when enrollment
drops to 78 students. The university does not reopen until January 1866.

1866: The first social fraternity is organized (Sigma Alpha Epsilon.) 1872: UGA is designated a land-grant institution under the Morrill Act. 1886: UGA competes in its first intercollegiate athletic event, defeating Emory
in baseball. The feat is commemorated in the first edition of the Pandora Yearbook.

1892: Chemistry Professor and alumnus Charles Herty (BPh, 1886)
organizes and coaches UGA’s first intercollegiate football team.

1903: Establishment of the School of Pharmacy. UGA’s first summer sessions are held. 1905: The Redcoat Marching Band is formed as a section of the UGA Military Department. 1906: Establishment of the School of Forest Resources later named the
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

1908: Establishment of the College of Education. The A&M College is divided
into the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Agriculture.

1910: Establishment of the Graduate School. 1912: Re-establishment of the School of Commerce later named the Terry College of Business. 1915: Establishment of the School of Journalism later named
the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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1918: First undergraduate woman is admitted to UGA. 1919: Enrollment level reaches 1,000 students. 1920: Bulldog becomes UGA’s mascot. 1928: Hugh Hodgson becomes the first music professor. 1933: Establishment of the School of Home Economics later to
be called the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS.)

1937: Establishment of the Art Department later named the Lamar Dodd School of Art. 1940: The first George Foster Peabody Award is presented to recipients recognizing
excellence in radio and television broadcasting administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

1942: The Georgia football team wins the National Championship for the
first time. However, the title is disputed between UGA and Ohio State.

1946: Establishment of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Two electric lights are added to the top of the Arch.

1948: Establishment of UGA Athletic Association. 1953: Establishment of The Georgia Center for Continuing Education and
Rock Eagle 4-H Center.

1956: Uga I makes his first appearance as the UGA mascot. 1961: Charlayne Hunter (’63) and Hamilton Holmes (’63) enroll as the
first African American students, thus ending segregation.

1963: Enrollment level reaches 10,000 students. 1964: The Georgia Coliseum is opened, seating 10,523, later re-named to honor
Herman Stegeman who coached basketball, football, baseball, and track at UGA. Establishment of the School of Social Work.

1965: UGA is designated as the state’s flagship institution of higher education. 1966: Campus Transit is established running only one route,
North-South, costing 5 cents per ride.

1967: Enrollment level reaches 20,000 students. 1969: Establishment of the School of Environmental Design later to
be named the College of Environment and Design.

1970: Establishment of the Study Abroad Program.

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1974: A world record for largest group streak is established in March
when 1,543 people simultaneously streak throughout campus.

1980: UGA is awarded sea-grant status and the football team wins
the National Championship led by freshman Herschel Walker.

1981: Enrollment level reaches 25,000 students. 1982: Establishment of the School of Music, later named the
Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

1983: The Tate Student Center opens. 1984: The number of women enrolled at UGA exceeds the number of male students. 1996: UGA hosts the medal rounds of Women’s Olympic soccer in a hedge-less Sanford
Stadium and rhythmic gymnastics and volleyball at Stegeman Coliseum.

1998: Enrollment level reaches 30,000 students. 1999: UGA recognizes President Jimmy Carter as the first recipient of the Delta Prize
for Global Understanding.

2001: Establishment of the School of Public and International Affairs. 2005: Establishment of the College of Public Health. 2007: Establishment of the Odum School of Ecology. 2008: UGA partners with Georgia Health Sciences University to establish a
medical campus in Athens.

2009: Winning their fifth-straight national title, the Gym Dogs are the first UGA athletic team, and the first gymnastics team nationally, to reach double digits, making it a perfect ten! 2010: UGA celebrates the 225th anniversary of its charter. 2011: UGA celebrates the 50th anniversaries of desegregation and the Honors Program. 2012: UGA opens the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries. 2011: Larry Munson, legendary radio play-by-play football broadcaster,
dies at age 89 after 42 years of calling games for the Dawgs.

2012: College of Public Health moves to the Health Sciences Campus. 2013: President Michael F. Adams stepped down as President after
16 years of service. Provost Jere Morehead named new President of UGA.

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tional, extracurricular and recreational pursuits at UGA. These places on campus serve as bookmarks of our college career. They are the halls we walk through, the classrooms we sit in and the places where best friends are made. These places on campus are what we look to and how we will remember our time at UGA. From “Snellabrating” at 3:00 a.m. to watching the Dawgs “between the hedges,” the buildings and places on campus connect us all as one Bulldog Nation.

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ith a campus that encompasses 389 buildings, The University of Georgia’s main campus spans 759 acres. These buildings are the center of our educa-

Brumby Hall: For 47 years, this nine-story, all-female, first-year student residence housed approximately 950 women. This year, however, that is all changing. Brumby now joins the other two high-rises as co-ed dormitories. Constructed in 1966, the hall was named for the second Dean of
Brumby Hall Ann Wallace Brumby

Women and associate professor of Romance Languages at the University of Georgia, Ann Wallace Brumby. Brumby Hall’s famous rotunda is the site of many events and activities, from enrichment programming to self-defense demonstrations. Grady: The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is home to some of the oldest and most distinguished communication programs in the country. Its three departments—journalism, adGrady College of Journalism Henry W. Grady

vertising and public relations, and telecommunications, are consistently ranked among the

very best in the nation. The college was named for one of the nation’s top journalists, Henry W. Grady. He was an Athens native who graduated from the University of Georgia in 1868. He is known for his vision of a “New South” following the Civil War. He dreamed of a land “thrilling with the consciousness of growing power and prosperity.” Grady and went on to become editor for what is now the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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Lamar Dodd: The Lamar Dodd School of Art occupies a $39 milPhoto Credit: UGA Photographic Services

lion structure on the University of Georgia’s East Campus. The Lamar Dodd School of Art is one of the largest, highly ranked university art programs in the nation.
Lamar Dodd School of Art Lamar Dodd

Founded in 1937, the School of Art was named after Lamar Dodd in

1996. Dodd served as head of the Art Department at the University of Georgia from 1939 until his retirement in 1972. The school continues Lamar Dodd’s legacy of developing the creative and scholarly potential of its students, supporting the faculty in its pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, and serving the public and appropriate professional constituencies. Terry: The Terry College is the flagship business school in the
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state of Georgia. Originally founded in 1912 as the School of Commerce, the school was renamed in October 1991 to the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of
Terry College of Business C. Herman Terry (’39)

Business. The name honors Flor-

ida insurance executive C. Herman Terry, a Georgia native and 1939 alumnus of UGA who, along with his wife, donated $6 million to the school in 1990. The Terry’s donation was used to fund various endowed chairs, faculty fellowships, and scholarships. The Terry College of Business is consistently ranked among the top business colleges in America. On April 26, 2013, The Terry College of Business held the ground breaking ceremony for the new Business Learning Community to be built on the corner of Lumpkin and Baxter streets. Caldwell Hall: Completed in
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1981, Caldwell Hall rises above the ancient trees of North Campus at the University of Georgia. Its namesake, Harmon W. Caldwell, served as dean of the law school, President of the
Caldwell Hall Harmon W. Caldwell (’19)

University of Georgia and Chancellor of the University

System of Georgia. The College of Environment and Design was located in Caldwell until 2012 when it moved its main office to the Jackson Street Building.
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Ramsey: The university’s BerPhoto Credit: UGA Photographic Services

cal Activities Center is named after one of the university’s most influential donors. Bernard B. Ramsey, who graduated from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 1937, gave more than $38

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Ramsey Center

Bernard B. Ramsey (’37)

million to the university to fund programs including the 420,000 square foot Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activity that was completed in 1995. The Ramsey Center offers a myriad of activities for students, faculty and staff. Creswell Hall: Creswell Hall is
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a nine-story residence hall that is home to approximately 965 first year men and women. This building was named after Mary Ethel Creswell who was the first woman to earn an undergraduate B.S. degree from the University of Georgia. In 1918,

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Creswell Hall

Mary Ethel Creswell (’03, ’19)

Creswell was appointed head of the newly created Division of Home Economics for the University. In 1933, UGA established the College of Home Economics and Creswell was named as the first dean and served in that position until her retirement in 1945. Creswell was also the first female recipient of the Georgia Alumni Award for outstanding service to the University in 1949. Miller Learning Center: Located Georgia campus, the $43.6 million Miller Learning Center has been the largest building on campus since its opening in the Fall of 2003. Originally dedicated in 2003 as the Student Learning Center, the building became the
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in the heart of the University of

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Zell Miller (’57, ’58)

Zell B. Miller Learning Center in 2008 to honor and recognize Miller’s 60 years of public service, including two terms as Governor of Georgia and four years in the U.S. Senate.

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Sanford: University of
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Georgia football fans gather
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in Sanford Stadium on fall Saturdays to cheer on their Bulldogs “between the hedges.” Perhaps the most recognizable and celebrated facility on campus, Sanford Stadium is named for the

Sanford Stadium

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late Dr. Steadman V. Sanford, former president of the University and Chancellor of the University system. Dr. Sanford personally led the fundraising efforts and secured the costs for the stadium. Completed in 1929, the 92,746 seat stadium is the 7th largest on-campus stadium in the country. The stadium is the 8th largest non-racing stadium in the United States and the 14th largest such stadium in the world. Sanford Stadium hosted the medal rounds of the 1996 Olympic men’s and women’s soccer competition watched by over 3 billion TV viewers around the world. Russell Hall: Russell Hall, dents, is one of three high-rise residential communities at the University of Georgia. The building is named after Richard B. Russell, Jr., a former Governor of Georgia and United States Senator. Russell began
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Russell Hall

Richard B. Russell (’18)

law school at the University of Georgia School of Law in 1915 and earned a Bachelor of Laws (B.L.) degree in 1918. While at UGA, he was a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society.

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Stegeman: The University of
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was dedicated to the memory of Herman James Stegeman, who served as UGA’s head basketball coach (1919–1931), head baseball coach (1919– 1920), head track and field coach (1920–1937), and

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Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum

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Herman James Stegeman

athletic director (1922-1939). As head coach of the Georgia basketball team from 1919 until 1931, he still owns the second-best winning percentage (.686) of any Georgia coach with more than 50 games. Stegeman is still regarded by many as one of the first great basketball “gurus.” Stegeman Coliseum also hosted rhythmic gymnastics and volleyball competition during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Tate: Dean William Tate (’24,
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’27) served as the Dean of Students from 1946-1971. During his 25 years as Dean, Tate repeatedly expressed to colleagues the need for a new student center with a larger capacity
Tate Student Center Dean William Tate (’24, ’28)

for students to host activities. Known as “UGA’s living room,”

the Tate Student Center was opened and dedicated in the Fall of 1983. The student center was built for the benefit of the entire university community and has become the “heart” of student activities on campus. The mark that Dean Tate left on both the University of Georgia and its students is evident. Tate Student Center is a realization of his dream and a lasting testament to his memory.

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No history of UGA could be successfully written without acknowledging the vital contributions minority students have made from desegregation to today. The university owes much to the brave trailblazing of Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Hamilton Holmes, and Mary Frances Early. From that pivotal day in 1961 through today, students of all races and creeds have been strengthening UGA’s academic excellence and role as a leader in higher education.

1941: Koji Ariyoshi (’41) became the first Asian-American student to graduate from UGA. 1961: Charlayne Hunter (’63) and Hamilton Holmes (’63) become the first African American
students to enroll at the University of Georgia. They were later joined by Mary Frances Early, a graduate student, who became the first African American to earn a degree from UGA when she received her master’s degree in music education in 1962. Hunter and Holmes received their undergraduate degrees in 1963.

1968: Dr. Richard M. Graham becomes the first African American faculty member at UGA
when he joins the School of Music. He later becomes the director of the school in 1994.

1969: The Zeta Pi chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity becomes the first African
American fraternity at UGA on May 10, 1969. The first members are Eddie Cheeks (’72), Alan Jackson (’74), Richard Morgan (’73), Bennie Roberson, Michael Stover, Russell William, and Alonzo Wilson (’73).

1977: Dr. Leroy Ervin and Dr. Ron Radden establish the Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society, the first
and only honor society dedicated to black students. Abeneefoo Kuo means “circle of honor” in Swahili.

1981: Harold Wright (’83) becomes the first African American drum major for the Redcoat
Marching Band.

1989: The Office of Minority Service and Programs opens. The first director is Dr. Leslie K.
Bates, who joins the office in April 1990.

1989: Minority Services and Programs (MSP) opens its doors in September. 1991: The Hispanic Student Association is founded. 1992: Premal Amin (’96) and five other students create the Indian Culture Exchange. 1994: The African American Cultural Center is founded by the UGA Division of Student

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Students performing India Night 2013

Hamilton Holmes (’63) and Charlayne Hunter (’63)

Affairs, African American studies, and members of the black faculty and staff. The first coordinator for the center is Kimberly Thomas.

1994: Telvis M. Rich (’94, ’95) and Ronald G. Jones II (’95) ran on the first African American
ticket for SGA President and Vice President.

1995: Alumnus Robert Benham (‘70) becomes the Georgia’s Supreme Court first black Chief
Justice.

1995: The African American Cultural Center (AACC) opens in January. 1999: Hilton Young (’79) becomes first African-American president of UGA’s National Alumni
Association and Mark Anthony Thomas (’01) becomes the first African-American editor-in-chief of The Red & Black.

2002: Office of Institutional Diversity opens. 2003: Sarah Chen charters the Asian-American Student Association.  2005: The Minority Services & Programs and the African American Cultural Center decide to
split and become standalone offices. This separation allows both offices to provide more comprehensive services to multicultural students and students of the African Diaspora.

2009: The Multicultural Services and Programs office reunites with the African American
Cultural Center to provide more inclusive and collaborative programming for all students.

2009: Multicultural Services and Programs celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a
“Continuing Our Legacy” weekend event.

2009: Christina Swoope (’10) and Darryl Tricksey (’10) become the first African American
homecoming king and queen.
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Old College

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The First Garden Club

The first Garden Club in America was organized in Athens, Georgia in 1891.

Memorial Hall memorializes the 47 UGA men who served and died in World War I and bears the names of the battles in which they died. In the northeast corner of the Miller Learning Center at the Memorial Gardens, UGA now memorializes all veterans who have died in battle.

Old College (1806), UGA’s first permanent building, was modeled after Connecticut Hall at Yale. The building was originally named Franklin College after Benjamin Franklin. UGA was called Franklin College throughout the antebellum period. •

The tree that owns itself was willed eight feet of land surrounding its base. It was also recognized by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

The Arch once had a gate which mysteriously disappeared around 1885. To this day, no one knows what happened to the Arch gate, but the notches where it once stood still remain on the iron structure.

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1. Rat Caps
Beginning at registration, freshmen were required to wear red and black caps with a “G” every day. The caps could be removed if Georgia beat Georgia Tech in football. However, if not, they were to be worn until the winter break. If for any reason a freshman was caught without his rat cap, his head would have been shaved.

2. Rat Court
The rat court existed to monitor and sanction freshmen. Each residence hall had a court and demerits were assigned when a freshman did something out of line. As punishment, freshmen had to go to the Varsity on the corner of Broad and College Streets to take orders for upperclassmen.

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3. The Goat
The goat served as the first mascot during the football game against Auburn in 1892. According to old pictures, the goat wore a ribboned hat and a black coat with red letters on each side. This mascot was short lived and was replaced with a female Bull Terrier in 1894.

4. Shirttail Parade
At what is now known as the UGA Health Sciences campus, freshmen would partake in a tradition called the Shirttail Parade during the fall and spring semesters. Starting where the MLC stands today, men would gather, drop their pants, then run toward Coordinate Campus. Upon arriving, the students held a huge pep rally and bonfire. The tradition continued until the community complained and the university grew too large for such a tradition.
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5. Senior Parade
Originally held before the Little Commencement dance and the Georgia Tech baseball game at home, male seniors would walk around Sanford Field in wild and crazy costumes. This continued until the 1930s when it became a more formal event held during the homecoming football game. Later, seniors would don their best outfits and parade around Sanford Stadium. The tradition lasted until the 1960s when the number of seniors made it impossible to continue the tradition.

6. Little Commencement
Beginning in the early 1920s, Little Commencement was the social event of the year. Sponsored by fraternities, dances with big-name bands were held on Friday and Saturday nights. Breakfasts and afternoon teas were also held both days. Prior to women being admitted to the university in 1918, fraternity houses would be cleaned, brothers moved out, chaperones brought in, members’ dates—mostly from out of town—would move in, and the fun would begin. It was originally held when the Bulldogs played Georgia Tech in a baseball game, and began with the senior parade. It later moved to the homecoming football game and was held well into the early 1960s.
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7. The Toombs Oak
A sundial stands in front of the UGA Chapel where once a mighty oak tree stood— Toombs Oak—named for the famous Senator and Confederate General Robert Toombs, who was expelled from the university in 1825. As the story goes, Toombs returned and attended his class’ commencement at the Chapel where he began an eloquent speech under the limbs of the giant oak. The speech was so powerful that people opted to listen to Toombs speak rather than watch the commencement ceremony. Despite his expulsion, Toombs never stopped loving UGA. He eventually served on the board of trustees from 1859–1885.

8. Tradition of Saying “Hello”
An early tradition required that students greet one another as they passed. A 1921 G Book states, “The first thing that you will notice after reaching the Georgia campus is the democratic spirit among the Georgia boys. It is the custom to speak to each other whether they have been introduced or not. A man cannot afford to be snobbish at Georgia.” The G Book Class of 2017
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9. Mandatory Chapel
The Chapel that stands on North Campus was constructed in 1832. It was built to replace the first chapel that had proved to be inadequate in size for the quickly growing university. Through the end of the 19th century, the Chapel remained large enough to house the entire student body at mandatory services. The Chapel Bell, which once sat atop the structure, instead of behind it as it does now, was used to summon students to mandatory prayers and to signal change of classes.

10. Sitting on the Railroad Tracks for a Game
Before the east end zone was enclosed in 1981, fans who could not get tickets to the home games would line the railroad tracks to watch the Bulldogs take on their next opponent.
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the uga motto

Et docere et rerum exquirere causas
To teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things

As members of the University of Georgia community, we aspire to uphold the principles manifested by the three pillars of the Arch:

The Pillars of the Arch
Wisdom, Justice & Moderation

WISDOM challenges us to apply lessons received inside and outside the classroom to our everyday lives. Wisdom transcends knowledge, embracing curiosity, discovery, and expression throughout our community. JUSTICE leads us to be fair in our dealings, accountable for our actions, responsible for ourselves, and empathetic for others. Justice requires honesty and celebrates diversity, establishing credibility and integrity for our community and ourselves. MODERATION compels us to act with civility, bolstering our faith in others and the faith others have in us. Moderation accentuates our self-respect, promotes responsible citizenship, and enhances pride in our university. Without each of these pillars, the Arch would lose its strength and balance. Likewise, all three qualities are necessary for us to be strong and complete citizens.

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Alma Mater From the hills of Georgia’s northland Beams thy noble brow, And the sons of Georgia rising Pledge with sacred vow. ‘Neath the pine trees’ stately shadow Spread thy riches rare. And thy sons, dear Alma Mater, Will thy treasures share. And thy daughters proudly join thee, Take their rightful place, Side by side into the future, Equal dreams embrace. Through the ages, Alma Mater, Men will look to thee; Thou the fairest of the Southland, Georgia’s Varsity. (Chorus) Alma Mater, thee we’ll honor, True and loyal be, Ever crowned with praise and glory, Georgia, hail to thee.
Your Role: Learn the words and sing! The Alma Mater is played at various occasions on campus. Prior to kickoff at football games, fans are encouraged to sing the first verse and the chorus. Fun Fact: The lyrics are by J.B. Wright, Jr. Class of 1912. In response to a request by University Council for more inclusionary language in the Alma Mater, the third verse was added in 1990. The lyrics to that verse were written by Gail Carter Dendy, B.A. ’74, M.A. ’81. Fun Fact: “Glory Glory” is sung to the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” It originated as early as the 1890s, but Hugh Hodgson, Georgia’s famous composer and musician arranged it in its present form.

Glory Glory (Played after a score) Glory. glory to old Georgia! Glory, glory to old Georgia! Glory, glory to old Georgia! G-E-O-R-G-I-A Glory, glory to old Georgia! Glory, glory to old Georgia! Glory, glory to old Georgia! G-E-O-R-G-I-A
Your Role: Commonly played by the Redcoat Band after a score, students and fans yell “Glory, glory to old Georgia!” three times and usually replace G-E-O-R-G-I-A with “And to hell with…” our opponent.

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The Redcoat Band Hail Georgia Hail to Georgia down in Dixie! Our college honored fair and true, The Red and Black is her standard, Proudly it waves! Streaming today and the ages through, She’s the fairest of the Southland, We’ll pledge our love to her for aye, To that college dear we’ll ring a cheer, All hail to dear old UGA!
Fun Fact: “Hail Georgia” is the official fight song of the Bulldogs, but “Glory Glory” is more commonly used. Your Role: At football games, the crowd starts yelling “Go” while holding a low “o” sound until the ball is kicked when “Dawgs” is yelled. Afterwards, the crowd chants “Sic’em! Woof!...” Fun Fact: During orientation, all participants line up on the stairs in Tate Plaza and are led in their first Calling of the Dawgs.

Calling the Dawgs: GOOOOOOOOOO Dawgs! Sic’em! Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof!

Going Back: Going back, going back Going back to Athens town. Going back, going back To the best old place around. Going back, going back To hear that grand old sound Of a chapel bell and a Georgia yell, Going back to Athens town.
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UGA Battle Hymn The Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation is a song held close to the hearts of many Bulldog fans. On game day it is initially played at the Dawg Walk after the team enters the stadium. Many Georgia fans cherish when the Battle Hymn is played during the Larry Munson football highlight clips shown during the pre-game show. A trumpet soloist begins the Battle Hymn from the southwest upper deck of the stadium. Shortly after, the entire Redcoat Band joins in the hymn. It is tradition for the students to rise, remove their hats, and point toward the trumpet soloist in honor of this hymn. Georgia “G” After football coach Vince Dooley arrived in Athens in 1963, he worked to re-design the uniforms and create a logo to become synonymous with the University of Georgia. After deciding on a forward facing “G,” Dooley received design assistance from Anne Donaldson, the wife of a coach, to bring his vision to life. Since the design was similar to the Green Bay Packers’ “G” that debuted in 1961, UGA had to get special permission to use Green Bay’s marks. However, through the years Green Bay has redesigned its oval “G” several times. Its current inception is very similar to the original 1964 Georgia oval “G” which has stood the test of time. Krypton At popular UGA athletic events, Krypton is played by the Redcoat Band. The most popular time the song is played is at the end of the third quarter at football games. The fans across the stadium raise their hands showing four fingers on each hand signifying the beginning of the fourth quarter and move back and forth with the beat of the music.

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Silver Britches The legendary UGA Silver Britches began in 1939 when the new head coach, Wally Butts, decided to create a strikingly original uniform for his football team. The pants immediately became a symbol of Bulldog pride among students and fans. In the 1950s, they became one step away from legend when the famous quote “Go, You Silver Britches” first began to appear on banners, in cheers, and on clothing. In 1964, Coach Vince Dooley decided to pair his red jerseys with white pants and the tradition of the Silver Britches disappeared. However, sixteen years later, Dooley decided to bring the Silver Britches back for a season he thought was marked with victory. The year was 1980, and indeed, those Silver Silver Britches Britches saw victory.

Between the Hedges

“Between the Hedges” The famous hedges that line the field of Sanford Stadium have been in place since the dedication in 1929. It was not until the 1930s when legendary sportswriter Grantland Rice coined the famous phrase that describes Sanford Stadium today. Rice said that Georgia always had an advantage when playing their opponent “between the hedges.” Only once in history has there been a game played in a hedge-less stadium. The hedges were removed in 1996 to accommodate the final rounds of Olympic Soccer, but were replaced with newer hedges prior to the start of fall. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the hedges also serve as a crowd control measure. Only once have fans rushed the field. It occurred after Georgia upset Tennessee in 2000; ending that series’ longest losing streak dating to 1988.
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The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry This is the name given to the football game in which the Georgia Bulldogs face the Auburn Tigers. The first game was played on February 20th in 1892 in Atlanta at Piedmont Park. Although the game has been played many places, and is now played alternately in Athens and Auburn, for many decades it was a tradition for the game to be played in “neutral” territory in Columbus, Georgia. In honor of the oldest and greatest rivalry in the Deep South, student leaders at each university annually engage in Better Relations Day. In alternating years, the student leaders travel to the rival university to learn about their campus and sign a pact to keep the tradition and sportsmanship of the game alive. Clean, Old-fashioned Hate This is the name given to the football game in which the Georgia Bulldogs face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Although there is a discrepancy over how many times the football game has been played (Georgia claims 102 and Tech claims 104), the first meeting was on November 4, 1893. This clean, old-fashioned hate goes well beyond football and has a storied history of stolen mascots and pranks played between Georgia students and the students at the North Avenue Trade School.

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Origins of Red and Black True Georgia fans “bleed red and black.” In obvious reference to the university’s official colors, this saying has become a common truism within the Bulldog Nation. The university’s colors of red and black stem back to the 19th century “turf wars” between Georgia and in-state rival Georgia Tech. In a December 1891 issue of the university’s literary magazine, the student editors had proclaimed Georgia’s colors to be “old gold, black, and crimson.” However, Dr. Charles H. Herty, the first football coach and “the father of intercollegiate athletics” at the university, saw the color “yellow,” not gold, when he examined the pages of the Georgia University Magazine. In an effort to increase school spirit, Herty organized the school’s first Athletic Association. He then saw to it that yellow was eliminated from the colors because he saw the color yellow as weak and a symbol of cowardice. When Georgia Tech later adopted the colors of gold and white, it only served to further Georgia fans’ distaste for anything yellow. Thus the University of Georgia established its official school colors as red and black. (Early on, the original “crimson” had become good ole’ Georgia “red”.)

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Mascots
How We Became the “Bulldogs” Many assume that Georgia acquired the nickname, Bulldogs, because of the strong ties with Yale whose nickname is Bulldogs. It was not until November 3, 1920 when Morgan Blake of the Atlanta Journal wrote about school nicknames and said “The Georgia Bulldogs would sound good because there is a certain dignity about a bulldog, as well as ferocity.” Just three days later on November 6, 1920, Atlanta Constitution writer Cliff Wheatley used the nickname “Bulldogs” five times in his story to describe a 0-0 tie against Virginia.

Hairy Dawg

Hairy Dawg UGA has not always had the loveable Hairy Dawg on the sidelines at athletic events. It was not until the 1980 National Championship Sugar Bowl that Hairy Dawg made his debut appearance. Hairy was designed and created by Tom Sapp, a 1969 graduate of the university after the University of Florida introduced their new costumed mascot at the Georgia – Florida game. The intimidating, yet captivating, Hairy Dawg has a large wardrobe including: his football uniform, pompom pants, formal wear for Homecoming, basketball gear, and suit and tie for gymnastics meets. Spike Originally introduced in 2003, this inflatable dog is the newest addition to the mascot family. Spike proudly cheers on the Dawgs at basketball games and volleyball meets by doing some really cool tricks like jumping on top of his head! The G Book Class of 2017
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Uga (1956–1967) “Damn Good Dog”

Uga II (1966–1972) “Not Bad for a Dog”

Uga III (1972–1981) “How ’Bout This Dog”

Uga IV (1981–1990) “The Dog of the Decade”

Uga V (1990–1999) “Defender of his Turf”

Uga VI (1999–2008) “A Big Dog for a Big Job and He Handled it Well”

Uga VII (2008–2009) “Uga VI’s Loran’s Best”

Uga VIII (2009–2011) “Big Bad Bruce”

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Uga IX (2011–current) “Russ”

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Traditions of All Time:
Experiences that have been constant in student life at UGA for over 100 years
       1. The Arch 2. Founders Week 3. Literary Societies 4. The Tree That Owns Itself 5. The Red & Black 6. Attend an Event in the Chapel 7. Student Organizations       8. Class Ring 9. Participate in Homecoming Events 10. The Chapel Bell 11. Participate in a Greek Event 12. Attend an Athletic Event 13. The Creamery

Traditions of Our Time:
Experiences for our generation
                  14. The Student Alumni Association 15. Picture with Uga or Hairy Dawg 16. Watch a Game Between the Hedges 17. Take a Picture on the Arch Logo Tile 18. Tailgate on Gameday 19. The Dawg Walk 20. Center for Leadership and Service 21. Georgia - Florida Game 22. Sit with Bernard Ramsey ’37 23. Late Night Snelling 24. Athens Music Scene 25. Dawgs After Dark 26. Intramural Sports 27. Performing Arts Center 28. Street Painting 29. Attend an Intercultural Event 30. The Tate Plaza 31. Herty Field Activities                 32. The Abraham Baldwin Statue 33. Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries 34. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia 35. See a Movie at the Tate Student Center 36. Ghost Tour 37. Visit the Georgia Museum of Art 38. Education Abroad 39. 100 Days Until Graduation 40. State of the University Address 41. Freshman Welcome 42. Senior Signature 43. Picture with Your School or College 44. The Great Southland Stampede Rodeo 45. Athens Cultural Scene 46. Enjoy the Great Outdoors 47. G Day and Tailgate

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1. the arch
Having served as the official entrance to campus for more than 150 years, The Arch is the official symbol of the University of Georgia. Daniel Redfearn (1910), is credited with beginning the tradition that you should not walk under the Arch lest you may not graduate from UGA. Recognized as one of the school’s finest traditions, students today avoid walking underneath the Arch until they have a diploma in hand as Redfearn had established. The pillars of the Arch represent wisdom, justice, and moderation. When you graduate from the University of Georgia, you should embody these qualities representing our institution. Until then, when you are strolling through North Campus, walk under the Arch at your own risk!

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2. founders week
January 27th is UGA’s birthday. Celebrate by taking part in a number of events during Founders Week, especially the Founders Day Lecture held in the Chapel. The lecture is always given by an esteemed professor or guest. It attracts students, alumni, faculty, and others as they gather to celebrate the university’s founding and its motto, “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” The Student Alumni Association sponsors several events to celebrate UGA’s founding such as a student organization video contest, Greek organization banner contest, downtown business involvement with promotions, social media trivia, t-shirt giveaway, and a cupcake giveaway in partnership with UGA Food Services. There are other events throughout the week sponsored by a variety of campus organizations to celebrate UGA.

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3. literary societies
In 1803, UGA students formed the first student organization on campus, the Demosthenian Literary Society. This society is a group designed to cultivate public speaking and rhetoric. In 1820, the rival Phi Kappa Literary Society formed with similar goals in mind. More than 200 years later, both groups still exist and meet in their respective halls on North Campus. From politicians and authors, many notable UGA alumni refined their oration skills in one of these two societies. During the antebellum era, almost all students joined either Demosthenian or Phi Kappa. Drop by either hall on a Thursday evening at 7 p.m. to enjoy an evening of thought provoking debate while engaging in one of the University of Georgia’s longest standing traditions.
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4. the tree that owns itself
Drive up the only remaining cobblestone street in Athens and arrive at the Tree That Owns Itself. This is a tradition that has existed since 1832 when Colonel William H. Jackson, the son of a Georgia governor and a professor at UGA, deeded a beloved white oak and the eight feet of surrounding land to itself because of the great love he had for the tree. The current tree is the offspring of the original which fell due to natural events in 1942. It later grew from an acorn of the original tree and was transplanted to the location of the original by the College of Agriculture’s Horticulture Department. Located on the corner of Dearing and Finley Streets, the tree still stands on the ground it owns.

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5. the red & black
Established in 1893, the paper was sponsored by the university until it established itself as an independent print publication in 1895. The next year, the Athletic Association oversaw the publication and turned it into its sports journal until 1928. The paper was then transferred to the Journalism department on campus. After several disagreements with the administration, the staff of the student-run paper chose to become independent once more in 1980. Since then, the Red & Black has been supported solely through advertisements from local area businesses. Visit: www.redandblack.com

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6. attend an event in the chapel
Known as one of the most conspicuous landmarks on campus, the University of Georgia Chapel held daily mandatory religious services, student assemblies, and even commencements. Erected in 1832 on North Campus to replace the original wooden structure, this Greek revival construction is home to modern-day weddings, lectures, meetings, concerts, and plays every semester. Don’t miss out on attending any of these great events while you are still a student at UGA! Visit: chapel.myweb.uga.edu

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7. student organizations
With more than 34,000 students, there are a multitude of opportunities to find your niche on campus. There are more than 650 registered student organizations that UGA has to offer. By joining a club, greek life, or any other student organization, you have the opportunity to serve your community, make a difference on campus, or just have fun with a diverse group of students with similar interests. If you are interested in impacting the lives of others, UGA has several great philanthropic organizations, including UGA Miracle, UGA H.E.R.O.’s, and Relay for Life. Activity fairs are held during the fall and spring semesters to inform students of the countless ways to get involved on campus. Looking to start a new organization at UGA? Visit: www.uga.edu/stuorgs

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One of the greatest and most widely observed traditions at UGA is the official class ring. The ring is the everlasting symbol to represent the honor and traditions of the university. It was created by the UGA Alumni Association with input from both students and alumni. The ring is a classic icon identifying the wearer as a person of excellence, integrity, and leadership. The official class ring is reserved for junior and senior students in good academic standing, as well as alumni of the university. Class rings are presented each spring during the ring ceremony. When worn as a student, the Arch design should face you. During your commencement ceremony, you are asked to turn your ring so the Arch design faces away from you, signifying that you are a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. Visit: www.uga.edu/alumni

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9. participate in homecoming events
Homecoming week provides a time for the whole Bulldog nation to come back together in Athens to share in our love for the University of Georgia. Participate in the activities hosted by the University Union throughout the week including street painting, attending concerts, Pre-Tailgate, and much more. Friday night, grab your friends and fellow Bulldog family members and head downtown to see the Redcoats, football team, and floats paint the town red and black at the homecoming parade. On Saturday during halftime of the Homecoming game, the King and Queen are announced. They are selected each year by application, interview, and student voting during the week of Homecoming. Visit: www.uga.edu/union

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10. the chapel bell
The bell tower, formerly located on top of the Chapel, served as a call to bring students to class. Due to damage, the bell was transferred to the rear of the building for all to ring in 1913. Whether it was a victory over a big football rivalry game or on your first official tour of campus, you may have heard the ringing of the Chapel bell from North Campus. Located behind the Chapel, the tradition of ringing the bell dates back to the 1892 when the Bulldogs played their games on Herty Field. Freshmen used to ring the Chapel bell continuously until midnight after a victory. Following a Georgia victory over Florida in 2007, the bell fell from its support platform due to the overwhelming excitement of Bulldog fans ringing the bell for hours. Today alumni, students, and Georgia fans rejoice in ringing the bell. Take part in this tradition following any athletic victory or even managing to pass that organic chemistry test.

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11. participate in a greek event
One of the longest-running campus life traditions is participating in a Greek letter organization. Sigma Alpha Epsilon was the first fraternity to be established at the university in 1866. 55 years later, Phi Mu became the first sorority on campus to integrate women into the Greek system in 1921. Since then, more than 60 Greek letter organizations have come to campus to provide opportunities to all students through membership selection, brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership, educational programs, philanthropies, and community involvement. Greek organizations coordinate a variety of events such as date nights, formals, parent events, and a variety of philanthropic fundraisers. Visit: www. uga.edu/greeklife

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12. attend an athletic event

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With nine men’s and 12 women’s varsity sports teams that have won 38 national championships, there is no better place for college athletics than the University of Georgia. Watch the 10-time National Championship Gym Dogs stick it to their competition in Stegeman Coliseum, stop by Foley Field and enjoy a baseball game, or show the tennis teams some love during a match at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The University of Georgia is home to some of the finest athletic events in the nation. Many events are free for students, so be sure to support all of your Dawgs’ athletic teams. Visit: www.georgiadogs.com

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13. the creamery
Tucked away on South Campus, the UGA Creamery is one of the best-kept secrets on campus. Enjoy amazing ice cream, fresh dairy products, snacks, and sandwiches from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Creamery was first opened in 1908, operating as a dairy science teaching facility serving homemade ice cream. After the equipment became obsolete in the 1990s, UGA Food Services took over operations in order to continue to serve students. The Creamery is located at the end of the Environmental Health Sciences building on South Campus. Stop by during class breaks and enjoy a treat!

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14. the student alumni association
Sure, it sounds ironic: Student Alumni Association—but you’re not a graduate yet, right? The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is a way for you to connect to UGA and especially alumni while you are in school. SAA donors receive invitations to events and programs likes Dinner with a Dozen Dawgs, special t-shirt giveaways, the Ghost Tour, and much more. Your lifelong connection with UGA began when you received your admission to the university. Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the UGA family. Visit alumni.uga.edu/saa to become a part of SAA today!

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15. picture with uga or hairy dawg
Named America’s number one college mascot by Sports Illustrated in 1997, Uga is a major deal here at the University of Georgia. Since 1956, the Seiler family has graciously cared for the lineage of Ugas to serve as one of the most notable mascots in the nation. Throughout the year, there are various opportunities to get up close and personal with the dog that is loved by millions. Whether it is at the team picture day or underneath Sanford Bridge prior to kickoff, don’t miss an opportunity to take a picture with Uga. However, if a photo shoot with our English Bulldog proves to be too challenging, our Hairy Dawg mascot in costume is just as awesome. Find him at athletic events and special occasions on campus!

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16. watch a game between the hedges
Since 1929, a tradition that is held dear for many Bulldog fans is to watch a game between the hedges in Sanford Stadium. Saturday in the fall means it is time put on your best red and black and head to the stadium to cheer on the Dawgs with 92,746 of your closest friends. As the seventh largest on-campus stadium in the country, Sanford has gone through multiple renovations throughout its 83-year history with the last seats added in 2004 and the addition of Reed Plaza in 2010. There is no way to explain the feeling of cheering on the Dawgs and the amount of school pride exhibited in the stadium in a sea of red and black.

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17. take a picture on the arch logo tile
Get your photo taken during special events on the 15 foot Arch logo tile located just inside the main entrance off the Alumni Plaza of the Tate Student Center. This new tradition was established after the expansion of the building in 2009. While the UGA Arch logo tile is roped off for much of the year to keep it clean and prevent wear, the stanchions are removed during special events such as Homecoming and Graduation for students, alumni, family, and friends to take photos. Next time the ropes are down, make sure to step by the Arch and get your picture with the famous UGA symbol, which stands for Wisdom, Justice, Moderation.

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18. tailgate on gameday
Gamedays in Athens would not be complete without the fun and fellowship of a pre-game tailgate! Thousands of alumni and students come together on Saturdays in Athens to celebrate with delicious food, games, and music. Make sure to get up early and grab a good spot because Bulldog fans begin tailgating early. Remember to be a responsible tailgater and leave your site as clean as you found it! Visit: www.gameday.uga.edu

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19. the dawg walk
Coach Mark Richt began today’s version of the Dawg Walk in 2001 when he started his career at UGA. The origin of the “Walk” still remains vague. It is now a “pep rally” style event where football players exit the buses from Lumpkin Street and walk into the stadium through Gate 1 amidst a cheering crowd. The Dawg Walk begins approximately two hours before home football kickoffs at the Tate Student Center Parking lot. Grab a spot and listen to the band play as the flag bearers, cheerleaders, and Hairy Dawg lead our team into Sanford Stadium!

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20. center for leadership and service
The Center for Leadership and Service is the hub for student involvelment and enrichment, especially for first-year students. The CLS sponsors Dawg Camp, which includes four different camps: Adventure, Classic City, Discovery, and Fusion. You are guaranteed to make new friends, have a great time, and learn how to thrive at UGA. The CLS also offers many other programs like Arch Society, LeaderShape, Impact, Leadership Resource Team, Volunteer UGA, and Leadership UGA. You can even apply for scholarships and take courses through CLS. The Center for Leadership and Service offers something for everyone, so don’t miss out! Looking for other ways to get involved on campus? Attend the fall activities fair! Visit: www.cls.uga.edu

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21. georgia-florida game
Georgia-Florida is one of the greatest and rowdiest rivalries in the history of college football. Since 1933, the city of Jacksonville has hosted the game as a neutral site. The exceptions are 1994 and 1995 when it was hosted in Athens and Gainesville respectively due to renovations at Jacksonville Memorial Stadium. In person or in the comfort of your home, the game is always an electrifying experience. So gather your friends, wear your finest red and black, and cheer on the Dawgs wherever you may be! Don’t forget: UGA currently leads the series 48 - 40 - 2 as well as boasting the record for the largest victory with a score of 75 - 0!

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22. sit with bernard ramsey ’37
Bernard B. Ramsey ’37 was one of UGA’s most charitable benefactors. A native of Macon, Georgia, Ramsey’s generosity was evident with his gift of $38 million from his estate to UGA. Portions of this donation were allocated for the Bernard B. Ramsey Foundation Fellowship. His passing in 1996 executed the gift, funding the Honors Program, the Foundation Fellows scholarships, and the Ramsey Scholarship. Ramsey’s gifts have also endowed professorships and construction projects including the new Performing Arts Center and the Butts-Mehre Athletic Heritage Hall. His dedication to the university is honored by the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities. Sit and snap a photo with his statue in front of Moore College on North Campus.

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23. late night snelling
In the mood for a fourth meal? Sounds like it’s time for a Snellebration! Join your friends anytime after regular dining hall hours at the centrally-located Snelling Dining Commons on campus. Whether you’re studying for an exam or hanging out with friends in between classes, you can enjoy Snelling 24 hours a day from Monday at 7 a.m. through Friday at 2:30 p.m. The early morning menu starts at 3 a.m. and is filled with delicious breakfast staples like homemade waffles, eggs, biscuits, grits, donuts, and made-to-order omelets. Also, be on the lookout for holiday and special occasion celebrations in all four dining halls. UGA Food Services truly spoils students, especially with pancakes and beignets during finals week. Students can also submit homemade recipes during “A Taste of Home.” No one celebrates like UGA Food Services. It is no surprise that they have won more than 70 national awrds. Visit: www.uga.edu/foodservice

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24. athens music scene
One of the greatest features that Athens offers students is its amazing and diverse music scene. No matter what day of the week it is, you can see a great concert. Athens is famous for being the home of music groups like the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, and R.E.M. Whether you are into classical, rock, alternative, pop, hip hop, indie, new wave, or country music, Athens will have a concert for you. Popular venues include the 40 Watt Club, Morton Theatre, Melting Point, Classic Center, Caledonia Lounge, New Earth Music Hall, Legion Field, and the historic Georgia Theatre. A UGA college experience would not be complete without seeing a concert.

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25. dawgs after dark
Are you in the mood for free food, fun activities, and other great forms of entertainment on a Friday night? The University Union’s Dawgs After Dark is a night-long, themed programming event catered for students to enjoy. With past activities including inflatables, watching a movie, and playing laser tag, Dawgs After Dark offers fun for everyone on select Friday evenings from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Bring your UGACard and get ready to take advantage of all of your favorite activities with friends for free! Visit: www.uga.edu/union/divisions/dad.html

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26. intramural sports
Not quite ready to be on a UGA intercollegiate athletic team but still have the competitive drive? Join an intramural team through the Ramsey Student Center. With 24 sports offered from basketball and volleyball to squash and ultimate frisbee, get your friends together to create a team or sign up as a free agent. Intramural sports are offered year-round with team sign-ups occurring at the beginning of each semester. If you like to watch more than play, UGA Rec Sports is still the place to be! The men’s and women’s basketball championships are played in Stegeman Coliseum, and the flag football championships are played in Sanford Stadium. Get a group together and cheer on your Bulldogs as they engage in some friendly competition. Visit: www.recsports.uga.edu

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27. performing arts center
Every year, some of the most talented composers, dancers, and musicians from across the globe perform in the Performing Arts Center, located on East Campus. Experience some of the world’s most acclaimed performers in Hodgson Hall, a 1,100 seat festival-style theater or the Ramsey Concert Hall, a traditional theater seating 360 people. Students can take advantage of half-priced tickets! Visit: www.uga.edu/pac

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28. street painting
No matter what organization you represent, there may be an opportunity for you to partake in the fun tradition of street painting on Sanford Drive. The painting takes place at midnight to publicize an event or special occasion within an organization of the university as a whole. First, be sure to get your design approved by Campus Reservations, and then you are free to begin painting your graffiti art masterpiece for thousands of fellow Dawgs to see on their way to class. Visit: www.reservations.uga.edu

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29. attend an intercultural event
With such a vibrant student community, don’t miss out on the chance to engage in many of the enriching programs that celebrate diversity. From dancing the night away at the Unity Ball, participating in Safe Space Training, attending an international coffee hour, to a performance by the Pamoja Dance Company, there are numerous unique activities to celebrate the cultures and diversity of all Bulldogs. The International Street Festival is an annual event that promotes cultural awareness within the Athens community. Each spring, various student groups and community organizations have cultural displays and performances. Visit: www.uga.edu/ica

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30. Tate plaza
Tate Plaza named for former Dean, William Tate, is located at the center of campus. Not only is it at the heart of campus, but it is also at the heart of the majority of student organizations. UGA pride and spirit are always in the air above Tate Plaza, as it is where students engage others about their passion and happenings within their organization. It is also the only place on campus open to free speech. Regardless of your year or major, you cannot miss Tate Plaza. Whether you’re rushing to class or enjoying UGA’s beautiful campus, don’t pass Tate Plaza, without seeing what’s going on. Don’t forget to contact campus reservations before setting up a tabling event! Visit: www.mlc.uga.edu

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31. herty field activities
Herty Field, located on North Campus, was the original on-campus playing venue for track, football, and baseball at the University of Georgia. Before it was used for athletics, the field was used as a marching ground. However, under the direction of Dr. Charles Herty, a professor of Chemistry and the creator of the UGA varsity football team, the field was landscaped to host games and practices for the university’s varsity and intramural activities. In the Fall of 1892, with Dr. Herty serving as head coach, the field was opened for the first UGA home football game against Mercer University. UGA defeated Mercer by a final score of 50-0. Take part in this tradition by visiting Herty Field and throwing a football on UGA’s original athletic field!

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32. the abraham baldwin statue
A native Georgian, Abraham Baldwin was born the son of a blacksmith and died as one of the most influential figures in UGA’s history. As an elected member of Georgia’s state legislature, Baldwin strongly believed education was the key to the future prosperity of Georgia and advocated strongly for the education of its citizens. Abraham Baldwin developed a comprehensive educational plan that ultimately included land grants from the state to fund the establishment of the University of Georgia. Through Baldwin’s efforts, UGA became the first state-chartered school in the nation in January of 1785. Along with authoring the UGA Charter, Baldwin also served as to 1801. To commemorate the legacy of Abraham Baldwin, UGA’s founder and father of higher public education, the UGA Alumni Association erected the statue on north campus in the fall of 2011.
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the first president of UGA from 1785

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33. richard b. russell building special collections libraries
One of the university’s most valuable traditions is the Hargrett Library found in the newly built Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. While a leading repository on Georgia history and culture, it holds 200,000 volumes in its rare book and Georgiana collections, six million pages of historical manuscripts and photographs, including maps and broadsides, and UGA archives and records. Other areas of emphasis include performing arts and natural history. With the earliest entries dating back to the 15th century, the Hargrett Library also holds the Confederate Constitution. Visit: www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett

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34. the state botanical garden of georgia
A great place to get away from campus to study, get some fresh air, or go for a run is at one of Georgia’s best-kept secrets: the State Botanical Garden. Enjoy more than five miles of nature trails or take a moment to relax by the Oconee River. The garden is a public educational facility and covers more than 300 acres. It features specialty gardens and a tropical conservatory with a broad array of native and exotic plants. The Visitor Center, Day Chapel, and Callaway Building are all used for special events such as meetings, weddings, receptions, and dances. This garden offers a great venue for relaxation and a little time
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of campus and the city. Visit: www.uga.edu/botgarden

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to get away from the hustle and bustle

35. see a movie at the tate student center
Described as the living room of campus, the Tate Student Center is the perfect place for you and your friends to relax, socialize, and enjoy life as a student. You can grab a bite to eat at one of the award-winning campus eateries, catch up on sports in the Dawg Pen, or watch a movie at the Tate Center. With movie admission only $1 for students with valid UGACards and $2 for non-students, the Tate Movie Theater is perfect for a night out. Visit: www.uga.edu/union/movies

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36. ghost tour
Ready to be spooked walking on North Campus around the centuries-old buildings? Ever wondered what the story was behind that historic building where you have class? Go on the Ghost Tour in October! Started in 2009, Student Alumni Council members lead historic ghost tours around North Campus and neighboring buildings with a creepy past. Complete with elaborate narratives and costumes, go on the walking tour of our historic campus. This event also doubles as a food drive so come ready with canned goods in hand and enjoy your frightening night out! Visit: www. alumni.uga.edu
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37. visit the georgia museum of art
The Georgia Museum of Art, the official art museum of the state, has had a home on campus since 1948. As a student, make sure to spend some time experiencing collections from artists around the world and see the magic in American paintings or art from the Italian Renaissance. The recent expansion of the museum added an outdoor sculpture garden and additional galleries to display permanent collections. Best of all, admission to the museum is free! Visit: www.uga.edu/gamuseum

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38. education abroad
Ever looked out of one of your classroom windows wishing you were in a tropical landscape or the rolling hills of a green countryside pasture? Luckily, UGA has more than 100 faculty-led study abroad programs in addition to a variety of exchange programs on every continent, even Antarctica! Immerse yourself in a foreign country for a term and learn about another culture. UGA has campuses in England, Costa Rica, and Italy. Credit offerings are available for a large spectrum of concentrations. Visit the Office of International Education and plan your trip abroad! Visit: www.international.uga.edu

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39. 100 days until graduation
Started by the UGA Alumni Association in 2000, 100 Days Until Graduation is the official kickoff for seniors to begin the countdown to graduation day! The event is held in either late January or early February and features many giveaways, entertainment for seniors, resources such as the Career Center, UGA Graduate School, class ring information, Senior Signature program, and door prizes galore! Visit: alumni.uga.edu

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40. state of the university address
The president of UGA must deliver an address to be in accordance with the University Council by-laws. The speech pertains to the initiatives, outlook, and direction of the university and is held every January in the Chapel on North Campus. The event is free and open to the entire university community. Visit: president.uga.edu

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Jere Morehead (JD ’80), 22nd President of UGA

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41. freshman welcome
In the Fall of 2011, 3,500 first-year students filed into Sanford Stadium to participate in UGA’s first Freshman Welcome. Adapted from a former event known as Freshman Convocation, Freshman Welcome is designed by the Student Alumni Council and the Student Government Association to bring in the class and introduce them to the Bulldog Nation. The event entertains students with music and guest speakers. It is a once in a lifetime chance to stand with all of your classmates on the football field in the shape of the Georgia “G.” Freshman Welcome marks the beginning of your journey at the University of Georgia.

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42. senior signature
As a senior, you make your last gift as a student to the University of Georgia through Senior Signature. Your donation supports the alumni events and academic initiatives that aided your growth as a student and creates a strong learning environment that allows other students to succeed. By donating to Senior Signature, you begin your own lasting legacy as a graduate of the University of Georgia with your name permanently placed on a plaque in Tate Plaza. The continued yearly support of alumni, friends, and family allows future generations of UGA students to receive the at this top-tier university. For more information on giving back to UGA and Senior Signature, visit: www. givingtouga.com/seniorsignature
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same, or an even better, experience

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43. picture with your school or college
The heartbeat of the University of Georgia lies in the classroom. As the state of Georgia’s flagship institution, UGA is made up of 17 schools and colleges. These schools and colleges instill a pride in their students and support them throughout their college career. A picture of you in front of your school or college allows you to remember the days spent studying for a test in the Journalism Building, the History professor that always made your class enjoyable, or the friends made within your major. Visit: www.bulletin.uga.edu

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44. the great southland stampede rodeo
For over 35 years, the Block and Bridle Club at UGA has hosted an event that gives the club bragging rights as the only professionally-sanctioned rodeo organized by college students. The Great Southland Stampede Rodeo hosts mechanical bull rides, livestock showings, rodeo clowns, bareback riding, bull riding, and much more! This rodeo even includes its own signature event, the pig-tote, in which contestants plop squealing piglets into wheelbarrows and race across the dirt. Grab your cowboy hat and your boots and head down to the South Milledge Arena for a good old-fashioned rodeo! Visit: www.uga.edu/bandb/GSSRodeo.html

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45. athens cultural scene
Athens is known for its exciting events and renowned restaurants. The Athens Farmers Market provides a great opportunity to get fresh local produce and connect with local shop owners and residents. The National, 5&10, DePalma’s, The Last Resort, and other restaurants are exclusively in Athens and are sure to treat diners with their seasonal menus and wonderful offerings of locally-made products such as Jittery Joe’s. Athens offers great events throughout the year including A Taste of Athens in February, Twilight Criterium in April, and its own music festival, AthFest, during in June. Students can meet many unique Athenians like Michael Davenport, a veteran, who paints with a pen held in his teeth because he lost his arms in an electrical accident. He’s a favorite around town!

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46. enjoy the great outdoors
Whether it is self-directed or guided by campus organizations such as the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP), an outdoor activity or trip is a must for any college student. GORP is designed to provide fun, hands-on instructional opportunities for beginner to advanced participants. You will learn the skills and safety concerns for a wide variety of outdoor activities in a supervised environment. An experienced staff of trip leaders provide logistical planning, instruction, leadership, and facilitation for group experience. Meet people with similar interests and take a break from your daily routine. GORP also oversees equipment rental from the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) in Ramsey if you want to tackle the outdoors yourself. Visit: www.recsports.uga. edu/outdoor_rec.php

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47. g-day and tailgate
Attend the biggest tailgate of the spring semester before the annual G-Day Game. Held in Tate Plaza, the Student Alumni Council hosts a tailgate for all Bulldog fans. Come and enjoy entertainment by the Redcoat Band, Dance Dawgs, UGA Cheerleaders, Hairy Dawg, UGA Accidentals, and other campus performance groups. Student Alumni Association donors receive a special G-Day shirt and catered food. In addition to all of the great entertainment, there is a family section available to all, featuring freeze pops, face painting, and coloring sheets. Don’t miss out on the most exciting tailgate of the season!

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make your own traditions

All traditions at UGA had to start somewhere. What is your favorite aspect of life at UGA? Use this space to start your own tradition that friends and family can enjoy for years to come.

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All traditions at UGA had to start somewhere. What is your favorite aspect of life at UGA? Use this space to start your own tradition that friends and family can enjoy for years to come.

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Earlier commencement ceremonies lasted three to four days with each graduating senior given the option to speak for up to 10 minutes and festivities with dances lasting into the wee hours of the night. The modern commencement ceremony took its form after World War II due to increasing enrollment. It was not until the 1950s that the spring commencement ceremony was moved to Sanford Stadium because the graduating classes had grown too large for on-campus auditoriums. However, one tradition that has been present from the very beginning is that the sheriff of Athens-Clarke County leads the graduation processional armed with a sword. This was a safety measure because the university was established near a turbulent frontier. Today commencement ceremonies are held in May, August, and December with Sanford Stadium serving as the spring undergraduate ceremony facility and Stegeman Coliseum hosting all other ceremonies.

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Chase Burkhart, ’13 rchaseb@gmail.com UGA Student College of Family and Consumer Sciences “Get involved in the student organizations related to your areas of career interest. They are great places to meet like-minded people and a fantastic way to network with future employers.” Shahzad Pirvani, ’13 pirvani@uga.edu Research Analyst FMV Opinions “Learn to find a balance between working towards future goals and cherishing the present. Both are extremely important and, depending on your value set, one might dominate the other. You might have to make some very difficult decisions that will push you out of your comfort zone. Think hard but don’t be afraid to make these. Remember, risk and return go hand-in-hand. If you’re ever too comfortable then you’re already underperforming and are doing a great disservice to the society and to your own potential.”

Blair Tighe, ’06 duncan.tighe@yahoo.com Captain United States Army 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee “Enter the world with a goal of serving a higher purpose that is bigger than you. If you live by this mentality, you will find yourself much happier and satisfied with who you are as you grow older.” Gene Kelly, ’82 gene.kelly@backnineventures.com Manager The Rain Barrel Depot/Back Nine Ventures, LLC “Read and take the test in “Now Discover Your Strengths” by Marcus Buckingham. I cannot think of a better way to really become educated and set a strong foundation for life after college than knowing who you are, your strengths and then choosing an academic path that parallels your strengths.”

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Scott Hitch, ’96, ’99 shitch@burr.com Attorney Burr Forman, LLP “Follow your passions, not your paycheck, and take professional chances when you’re young. Limit your debt as best you can and save whatever money you earn. Building a nest egg early will enable you to follow your dreams throughout your life.” Marc Garofalo, ’97 marcg@uga.edu Regional Director, Terry Mentor Terry College of Business Athens Area Alumni Chapter Volunteer “I would dedicate my summers to self-discovery and get out of Athens. Travel for adventure-type work, study abroad, internships, externships, etc. These unique experiences will set you apart from the pack and help you build a diverse network. Travel and take risks before you have a family, a mortgage, or both!”

Connie Braesch, ’09 connie.l.braesch@usch.mil Public Affairs Officer United States Coast Guard 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee “Control your attitude and drive your ambition. Don’t weight others down with negativity and frustration. My favorite quote from one of my mentors is ‘the difference between an adventure and an ordeal is attitude.’” Laurie Barron, ’96 laurie.barron@cowetaschools.org Principal Coweta County School System 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee “No matter your path in life, always put people first. The best leader serves others, builds relationships, and works collaboratively. Those who least deserve your respect and help are often those who need it most.”

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Jessica Abe, ’14 jmabe@uga.edu UGA Student Terry College of Business “Have a plan in mind, but never fear a change of heart or a change in direction. College is a whirlwind of personal and professional growth packed into one short time period. Learn from your experiences and the people you meet. Allow them to shape you for the better. Most importantly, always keep an open mind. You will soon find that college and life after is almost impossible to predict.” Rodney Bullard, ’12 rdbullard@gmail.com Executive Director Chick-fil-A Foundation 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee “Do not let anyone or anything limit the height of your aspirations.”

Travis Canova, ’05 ltcanova@gmail.com Special Agent Federal Bureau of Investigation 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee “Seek counsel from leaders in your fields of interest. Give them the opportunity to give back. Ask thoughtful questions and listen. How did they get where they are? What were some mistakes they made? Opportunities they seized? What would they have done differently? What books would they recommend?” Lindsey Groepper, ’01 lindsey@blastmedia.com President BLASTmedia 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee “Stop talking and start doing. Don’t use “time” – either the excess or lack of it – as an excuse to delay the act of doing. Actions trump intentions every time.”

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Haley Jackson, ’12 haley.e.jackson@gmail.com Service Coordinator B’Nai B’Rith Apartments Former Student Alumni Council Member, Secretary Past President, UGA Special Olympics “Take that seemingly ‘random’ elective class! Choose electives in various concentrations and in subject areas that have little or nothing to do with your major. Every ‘random’ elective class I took bestowed upon me knowledge and experiences that have subsequently proved invaluable in both my professional and personal lives. You never know what life challenge may be placed upon you or what endeavor you may embark upon. Each and every little tidbit of knowledge makes you better apt to deal with the situation and come out successful.”

Mara Maddox, ’96 maramaddox1@gmail.com Public Relations Manager Bloomingdale’s 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee “UGA is a big place that is easy to get lost in. I recommend finding small groups to associate with- both socially and academically. By making these connections, you’ll create a sounding board for school and relationships that can last beyond graduation. Lean on your academic school for your major too. I wish I utilized the administration more and once you graduate you have to chart the course on your own! Be your own advocate for success.”

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Brendan Hatcher, ’97 hatcherbk@state.gov Diplomat U.S. State Department 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee

“There are no born leaders. Leaders are born of adversity, sacrifice, passion, trial, and sweat. Leaders rarely take the comfortable route. Don’t be afraid to take chances in life in pursuit of what is right.”
Jessica McClellan, ’00, ’03 jclmcclellan@yahoo.com Trial Attorney, Aviation and Admiralty Litigation U.S. Department of Justice 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee

Wesley Zwirn, ’00, ’03 owner.littleprodigieschildcare@gmail.com Owner/President Prodigies Child Care Management, LLC; Little Prodigies Child Development Center, LLC 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee “Listen to your inner cheerleader and never be negatively influenced by your own mind, society, or negativity around you. It’s easy to think you cannot do it, but you can. Put blinders on and keep taking one step forward. Over time, your consistency will put you ahead of your competition.” Nathan Hardeman, ’05 nhardeman@engadiministries.org Executive Director Engadi Ministries International 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee “Don’t study just to get a degree on paper. Study to achieve the greatest possible potential for what you love doing. Then pursue your passion for the rest of your life.

“Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation: I am a fourth generation Bulldog and the pillars of the Arch remain my guiding principles. Don’t forget to dream big and have fun along the way. Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”

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Padgett Wilson, ’96 pwilson@georgia.org Chief Operating Officer Georgia Department of Economic Development 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee

Sharon Steingruber, ’90 ssteingruber@corus360.com Account Manager Corus 360

“I wish I had learned early on that you are as smart and dedicated as the people you hang out with. If your friends are working hard, you will too. Surround yourself with high achievers. But also be sure to take advantage of every sporting event UGA has! Gymnastics, basketball, softball, baseball...do it all! The UGA spirit is like none other!”

“Enjoy every second of your time in Athens. It is a wonderful place and you will spend the rest of your life trying to get back. But keep those memories in your head and not recorded for the entire world to see on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Your career will thank you later.”

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Allison Ward, ’06 award83@gmail.com Career Advisor DeVry University

Gary Widby, ’77 gwhidby@comcast.net CPA Gary D. Widby, CPA

“Words of wisdom my dad told me before I left for school were ‘Remember, not everyone has a big test the next day!’ — meaning, try not to let all the fun interrupt your focus!”
Michael McConnell, ’07 mcconnellmj@gmail.com Assistant Professor of Aerospace Science & Operations Flight Commander United States Air Force – AFROTC Detachment 160 Board Member - Athens Area Chapter for the UGA Alumni Association 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee

“If I only had known then what a priceless value my UGA experience would be throughout the rest of my life in terms of personal enrichment, I would have always kept a positive attitude and savored every moment on campus. When the blues of college challenges hit you, and they will, don’t fail to use your time wisely and remember you are already a winner in life just to have made the cut. There are multitudes of potential UGA students out there who didn’t make the cut, but you did. Now is your time to excel. Now is your time to seize this moment in your life’s history. Make it count.”
Tierra Destiny Reid, ’04 inquiries@tierradestinyreid.com President TDR Brands 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee

“Explore not only UGA, but Athens! Leave no stone unturned, no corner of Athens unexplored, and no event unattended. Have no regrets when you leave so that you can honestly say to yourself that you took advantage of everything UGA and Athens had to offer.”
Logan Smalley, ’06 smalley@ted.com TED-ED Catalyst TED 2013 40 Under 40 Nominee

“Follow your truth. Never forget to listen to the voice inside that will guide you. Trust that every hill and valley is molding you into who you are meant to become. Shine bright so that others will be liberated to do the same.”

“A poet named Muriel Rukeyser said ‘The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.’ My advice would be to notice the verb in that sentence. Participate in making the world, by using every tool available to tell your story, and to help tell the story of others.”

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Special Thanks
Alan Goodno ’11 Christie Haynes ’10 Christina Swoope ’11 The UGA Alumni Association The Student Alumni Council University Housing The Residence Hall Association Student Government Association Department of Admissions and the UGA Orientation Leaders Dr. F.B. Nash Boney Mary Linnemann, The Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscript Library Wendy Garfinkel, The Adsmith Noelle Shuck, The Adsmith Kirk Smith, The Adsmith

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Joseph Arnold ’14 Kevin Femi Brinson ’14 Walter Tripp Brooks ’15 Kimberly Caldwell ’15 Alexander Carruth ’15 Maggie Carter ’14 Emilie Clarke ’16 Callie Dailey ’16 Nicole Dancz ’15 Mica David ’15 Meredith Dean ’14 Loni Gibson ’15 Raven Gibson ’15 Evan Graham ’15 John Hagan ’14 Derek Hammock ’15 Emily Joseph ’15

Taylor Kiley ’14 Ally Laukhuf ’15 Kevin Lee ’15 Jeremiah Lemons ’15 Lyddy O’Brien ’16 Richard Richie O’Connell ’14 Oge Okoye ’14 Heath Robinson ’15 Shelby Rudd ’14 Mark Rush ’15 Hillary Thornton ’14 Noemie Tshinanga ’14 Pranay Udutha ’14 Dowdy White ’16 Taryn Winston ’15 Marcus Wilson ’15 Teman Worku ’15
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