UGA grads featured on HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters”

UGA graduates Adam (BBA ’09) and Lindsey Nubern (ABJ ’09) were recently featured on HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters.”

The couple has spent the last 18 months traveling around the world via backpacks, tents and camper vans. Upon returning home, Adam and Lindsey still had the travel bug and searched for a tiny house on wheels to continue their adventures around the country. Their episode was appropriately titled “Backpackers Go Tiny.”

Modern Cabin Showing. Film Crew

While traveling, Adam started his own accounting firm as a CPA. Lindsey is a travel writer and photographer and shares the couple’s travel stories on their blog and in other online publications.

On the show, the couple battled through their differences. Adam’s main concern was a practical, small, mobile home to take anywhere in the country. Lindsey prioritized necessities like a bathroom and shower, and finding a cozy spot in the world to call their own.
Lindsey’s mom, Wendy Desmarais, was their real estate agent in Atlanta, and found three choices for the couple to choose from: a tiny cottage, a little white camper and a modern cabin.

Intro Scene at Parents Suwanee House. Adam and Film Crew

To see which tiny home the couple chose, tune in to HGTV on Monday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m. EST to see the third airing of the episode.

Interested in following Lindsey and Adam’s adventures? Check out their Instagram.

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2016 Alumni Awards Celebration

On April 15, the UGA community gathered together in the Tate Student Center to enjoy the 79th annual Alumni Awards Luncheon, and celebrate this year’s group of honorees. Meet this year’s accomplished honorees and learn more about their UGA experiences.

Young Alumni Award

Christie Haynes, a Double Dawg from the Class of 2010 is the president and CEO of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce. Christie is a former president of the Student Alumni Council who re-launched the G Book, UGA’s traditions handbook, with another SAC member when they were students. She is a former 40 Under 40 honoree and a past president of SPIA’s Alumni Board.

Support Christie’s passion and make a gift to the School of Public and International Affairs today.

Friend of UGA Award

The 2016 Friend of UGA Award was presented to Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson. Larry is an emeritus trustee of the UGA Foundation and serves on the faculty of the UGA School of Law. Brenda is a current UGA Foundation trustee and chair-elect of the Georgia Museum of Art Board of Advisors.

Would you like to support the Georgia Museum of Art, too? Learn more now.

Alumni Merit Award

Henry D. “Greg” Gregory, Jr. (AB ’06) is a UGA Foundation Trustee who has shown his commitment to the UGA History Department in a number of ways, including the establishment of the Amanda and Greg Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era and his providing financial support for Civil War research on campus.

Are you a Civil War buff? Consider supporting the Amanda and Greg Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era today.

Faculty Service Award

Karen A. Holbrook, former UGA Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, also served as the first female president of The Ohio State University. Holbrook established a number of important initiatives while at UGA, including advocating for new programs in the biomedical and health sciences, which led to the creation of the College of Public Health.

Support the College of Public Health with a gift today.

Alumni Merit Award

The Honorable Saxby Chambliss (BBA ’66) is a long-serving and well-respected politician who retired from public service in 2014 after serving four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and two terms as a U.S. Senator. Recently, he established the Senator Chambliss Leadership Forum to increase students’ exposure to domestic and international politics.

Support students participating in the Senator Chambliss Leadership Forum with a gift today.


Interested in learning more about the Alumni Awards and seeing past honorees? Click here.


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Words of Wisdom

Do you remember what it was like to turn your tassel and receive your diploma from the University of Georgia? Were you excited, and maybe even a little bit nervous about the future? It’s time for the Class of 2016 to graduate and they would love to hear from YOU – the Bulldogs who came before them – about how to succeed after college.

Submissions will be shared on social media using #UGA16 leading up to Commencement on Friday, May 13.

The Words of Wisdom form has been closed. Please come back next year to leave insights from your experiences as a UGA Alumni!

Peabody Awards announce entertainment winners on NBC’s “Today” show

On Friday, April 22, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced the Entertainment and Children’s programs that are among this year’s Peabody Awards winners live on NBC’s “The Today Show.”

The Peabody Awards, which are administered by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, are one of storytelling’s most prestigious awards.

Founded in 1940, Peabody honors and extends conversation around stories that matter in radio, television, and digital media. Past award winners include Adventure Time, Fargo, House of Cards and Breaking Bad.

This year is the Peabody Awards’ 75th anniversary and the ceremony, taking place on Saturday, May 21 at Cipriani Wall Street, will be hosted by former Peabody winner Keegan-Michael Key.


The 2016 Entertainment program winners are:

Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)

black-ish (ABC)

Deutschland 83 (Sundance)

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix)

Master of None (Netflix)

MR. ROBOT (USA Network)

The Leftovers (HBO)

Transparent (Amazon)

UnREAL (Lifetime)

Wolf Hall (PBS)

The Peabody Awards ceremony will air June 6 at 8 p.m. as a 90-minute special on Pivot.

Want to learn more about the Peabody Awards? Check out this 75th anniversary video.


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Georgia Gymnastics heads to Texas

The No. 9-ranked Georgia gymnastics team will compete in the first semifinal in the NCAA Championships this week in Texas.

The semifinals will take place Friday, April 15, at 2 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET. The top three from each session will advance to the Super Six on Saturday, April 16, at 9 p.m. ET.

Can’t attend the match? ESPNU will televise each round of the meet, which will take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Session I will feature the Gymdogs along with No. 2 Florida, No. 3 LSU., No. 6 Auburn, No. 16 Minnesota and No. 18 Stanford. Session II will be made up of No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Alabama, No. 5 Utah, No. 8 UCLA, No. 10 California and No. 12 Nebraska.


Georgia will open on beam, followed by a bye, floor, vault, a bye and bars. That is the same rotation the Gymdogs had at last week’s Athens Regional as they came in second. Washington’s Allison Northey will rotate along with the Gymdogs.

This is the 32nd time the Gymdogs have qualified for the national meet. Learn more about the Georgia gymnastics team.

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Commit to G-Day!



“I just want to tell everybody how great it is to be back home. I love the energy and passion here tonight. We want to see the same energy and passion at the spring game. We want to see 93,000 there to come out and support us.

The easiest thing in recruiting is when your fanbase is united and everybody is pulling in the same direction. That’s what we need, that’s what we want, that’s what we expect. We want to get that done.”

Coach Kirby Smart (BBA ’98)


G-Day Schedule

G-Day is April 16, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. 

Admission is free!

1:00 p.m. – Stadium Opens
1:15 p.m. – Flag football game between former football players
2:45 p.m. – Dawg Walk
3:00 p.m. – Team stretch on the field
3:45 p.m. – Ludacris performance
4:00 p.m. – G-Day Spring Football Game

Stadium and Parking

All stadium gates will be open, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Seating throughout the stadium is general admission, with the following exceptions:

  • Sections 135 & 136, Rows 1 – 25
  • Sections 209 – 215
  • Sections 225 – 226

View more details at

View from the sidelines

Whether you’re at G-Day, watching from home, or on the road, tune in to the official University of Georgia Snapchat accounts listed below. All three accounts will be posting from the sidelines throughout G-Day!

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Around Campus

Alumni Chapter G-Day Watching Parties

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