The Dawgs converge on Music City

The University of Georgia marked the Vanderbilt game weekend with a reception for alumni, friends and supporters in the Nashville area on Friday, Oct. 6. Georgia first faced off against Vanderbilt in 1893, and the teams have played every year since 1968. Georgia leads the series 55-20-2.

A large crowd attended the reception at The Country Music Hall of Fame. The event gave President Jere W. Morehead, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Kelly Kerner, Executive Director of Alumni Relations, Meredith Gurley Johnson, and other administrators and staff an opportunity to connect with UGA supporters who live and work in the city.

“Whenever we travel to cities across the country, I am more impressed by the wonderful work that our graduates are doing in their professions and their communities,” Johnson said. “Our alumni in the Nashville area are eager to remain involved with and support their alma mater. They make us proud!”

Nearly 2,800 alumni live in Nashville, working in fields ranging from law to healthcare to music. There is an active chapter in Nashville, and they will be hosting a special book signing with Vince Dooley after the Vanderbilt game as a part of the weekend’s festivities.

“We want our graduates to remain connected to the university year round, and one of the easiest ways to do that is through involvement with our chapters,” Johnson continued. “Our dedicated volunteers keep the UGA spirit alive in more than 80 cities across the country. We encourage all of our alumni to get connected with your local chapter and build your Bulldog network.”

In Tennessee, there are also chapters in Chattanooga and Memphis. These chapters and others across the nation host events for local alumni throughout the year. Connect with your local chapter today!