Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards celebrate distinguished alumni, faculty members and friends of UGA. Five awards are given each year: The Alumni Merit Award, Young Alumni Award, Faculty Service Award, Family of the Year Award and Friend of UGA Award.

2016 Alumni Award Recipients

Alumni Merit

Henry D. "Greg" Gregory, Jr. (ABJ ’06)

Henry D. "Greg" Gregory, Jr. (ABJ ’06)

UGA Foundation Trustee

Young Alumni

Christie Haynes (AB ’10, AB ’10)

Christie Haynes (AB ’10, AB ’10)

President of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce

Alumni Merit

Hon. Saxby Chambliss (BBA ’66)

Hon. Saxby Chambliss (BBA ’66)

United States Senator

Faculty Service

Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D.

Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D.

Former UGA Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost

Friend of UGA

Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson

Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson

UGA Faculty Member and UGA Foundation Trustee

View past Alumni Award winners:
Alumni Merit  |  Family of the Year  |  Friend of UGA  |  Faculty Service  | Young Alumni   |  SAC Member of the Year

Alumni Awards Criteria

Alumni Merit Award

Alumni Merit Award
The Alumni Merit Award is the Association’s oldest and highest honor. The award is presented to individuals who bring recognition and honor back to the University of Georgia through outstanding leadership and service to the University, the community, and his or her profession. The honoree, in deed or action, reflects and recognizes the importance of his or her education at the University, demonstrates pride in our alma mater, and shows a continued interest in UGA. Please consider the following when submitting nominations:

  • Demonstrated outstanding loyalty and support to the University of Georgia
  • Proven leadership in professional and philanthropic endeavors
  • Exemplary personal integrity and stature, such that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the University will take pride in, and be inspired by, his or her recognition.
  • Contribution to the University and the community at large
  • Must be a graduate of the University of Georgia

Faculty Service Award

The Faculty Service Award is presented to current or former faculty or staff who have demonstrated loyalty and service to the University of Georgia through outstanding leadership in higher education. Please consider the following when submitting nominations:

  • Demonstrated outstanding loyalty and support to the University of Georgia
  • Professional impact beyond their assigned job duties
  • Significant publications and/or research
  • Personal integrity and stature

Young Alumni Award

The Young Alumni Award is presented to individuals who bring recognition and honor back to the University of Georgia through outstanding leadership and service to the University, the community, and his or her profession. The honoree, in deed or action, reflects and recognizes the importance of his or her education at the University, demonstrates pride in our alma mater, and shows a continued interest in UGA. The recipient must have graduated within 15 years. Please consider the following when submitting nominations:

  • Demonstrated outstanding loyalty and support to the University of Georgia
  • Proven leadership in professional and philanthropic endeavors
  • Exemplary personal integrity and stature, such that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the University will take pride in, and be inspired by, his or her recognition.
  • Contribution to the University and the community at large
  • Must be a graduate of the University of Georgia

Family of the Year Award

The Family of the Year Award is presented to a family who demonstrates a history of loyalty to UGA. They bring recognition and honor back to the University of Georgia through outstanding leadership and service to the University and the community at large. Please consider the following when submitting nominations:

  • Demonstrated outstanding loyalty and support to the University of Georgia
  • A history of service and attendance to the University
  • Exemplary personal integrity and stature, such that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the University will take pride in, and be inspired by, their recognition.
  • Contribution to the University and the community at large

Friend of the Year Award

The Friend of UGA Award is presented to any non-alumnus/a who has devoted him or herself to the greater good of the University of Georgia. The recipient must be a member of the UGA Alumni Association and must have graduated within 15 years. Please consider the following when submitting nominations:

  • Demonstrated outstanding loyalty and support to the University of Georgia
  • Exemplary personal integrity and stature, such that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the University will take pride in, and be inspired by, his or her recognition.
  • Contribution to the University and the community at large

Alumni Awards Photos

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2012

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2013

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2014

2015

2016

Athens Alumni Office
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-2251 | (800) 606-8786

alumni@uga.edu

Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square
3475 Lenox Road NE, Suite 870
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 814-8820

ugaatl@uga.edu

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