2017 Alumni Awards Celebration

On April 21, the UGA community gathered together in the Tate Student Center to enjoy the 80th annual Alumni Awards Luncheon, and celebrate this year’s group of honorees. Alumni Awards celebrate distinguished alumni, faculty members and friends of UGA. The Alumni Merit Award, Young Alumni Award, Faculty Service Award, Family of the Year Award and Friend of UGA Award recognize those who demonstrate dedication to the University of Georgia. Meet this year’s accomplished honorees and learn more about their UGA experiences.

Young Alumni Award

AJ Green (M ’12)

Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receiver and former Georgia Football Player

Friend of UGA Award

Cora Nunnally Miller


Faculty Service Award

Loch K. Johnson, Ph.D.

Regents Professor of International Affairs and Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

Family of the Year Award

The Alston Family – Gayle (AB ’65) and Jimmy (ABJ ’66) Alston

Alumni Merit Award

Kessel D. Stelling, Jr. (BBA ’78)

CEO of Synovus Bank

Alumni Merit Award

Kathelen Van Blarcum Amos (JD ’82)

President of Aflac Foundation and UGA Law School Board of Visitors

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

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Atlanta, GA 30326
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