In honor of International Joke Day (July 1), we’re spreading smiles and laughter among the Bulldog Nation by poking fun at our biggest rivals.
What’s the difference between a Georgia Tech football player and a dollar?
You can get four quarters out of a dollar!
How do you keep a Gator out of your front yard?
Put up a goal post!
What do you get when you cross a Gator with a groundhog?
Six more weeks of bad football!
How many Gators did it take to tackle JT Daniels?
Good question, no one knows!
What does a Georgia Tech grad call a UGA grad?
What’s the best thing to come out of Gainesville, Florida?
How do you make Gator cookies?
Put them in a big bowl and beat for three hours!
How does a UGA grad get a Gator fan off his porch?
Tip him for the pizza he bought!
What’s the difference between the Yellow Jackets and Cheerios?
One belongs in a bowl. The other doesn’t!
Why did the Georgia Tech football team cross the road?
Because it was easier than crossing the goal line!
https://alumni.uga.edu\/wp-content/uploads/jokegraphic-1.jpg3571030Shannon Moranhttps://alumni.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/uga-alumni-nba-1.pngShannon Moran2021-06-29 12:52:092021-08-17 09:15:17Ten jokes for UGA fans on International Joke Day
The University of Georgia aims to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds. There are a variety of resources available to students seeking support and a community on campus, including the LGBT Resource Center. We sat down with Chad Mandala, the center’s director, during Pride Month to learn more about how his team supports UGA students throughout the year.
The LGBT Resource Center was established in 2005 to serve as a safe space for LGBT-identified students and their allies. The center is committed to supporting and affirming every member of the UGA community inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.
The LGBT Resource Center mission is to foster self-discovery and acceptance in a holistic, supportive environment. Located in Memorial Hall in the heart of campus, the center houses an extensive library with entertaining and educational films, books, pamphlets, and health resources. Students enjoy the center’s lounge area to relax, socialize and study between classes.
“It’s a community that has been like a safe haven,” said Tyquavious Kelley (BS ’21), a former student who valued the center.
From empowering students to educating the community, the LGBT Resource Center at UGA ensures that no Dawg barks alone.
“No matter what a student is going through, we are here to remind them that they are loved,” said Mandala.
Programs and resources
The LGBT Resource Center offers resources and programs to meet the needs of the LGBT and ally communities through advocacy, education, and support. Signature events like Sugar Rush and Lavender Graduation advocate for a safer, more equitable climate on campus. Educational programs provide opportunities for the UGA community to address the complicated issues that surround sexual and gender identity. Some of these programs include the student-run radio show, Queeries, and the Lunch with Leaders program, which coordinates a lunch for students and an LGBT-identified leader in the community who shares their coming-out story and career trajectory.
Chad shared a bit about the signature events his team hosts:
Sugar Rush: Sugar Rush is a social each September during which first-year students make campus connections over candy. It’s a “sweet” welcome for the newest generation of Bulldogs to the LGBT Resource Center.
PRISM: This dialogue group for students who identify as LGBTQ people of color was developed in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs to recognize and address intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity.
Lavender Graduation: Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of LGBT students on campus. This positive recognition will hopefully encourage graduating students to maintain a connection to UGA, its students, and fellow alumni beyond commencement.
Safe Space: This program is a 3.5 hour training for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning about gender and sexual identity, homophobia, heterosexism, and how they can support and become an ally for the LGBT community.
Support the LGBT community
The LGBT Resource Center relies on charitable donations to support the rapidly growing student population at UGA.
“As we continue to evolve, we need help. The ability to grow is dependent on alumni who believe in us. Every gift has the ability to transform what we are able to do,” said Mandala.
By donating to the LGBT Resource Center Endowment, you can help to end discrimination and promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality on campus. According to Mandala, the fund is one of the most effective ways to remove barriers and open doors for the next generation of Bulldogs because it provides general support for the center, including program expenses, guest speakers, conference expenses, emergency funding to support students in crisis situations, travel, equipment, supplies, etc.
There’s a group of committed UGA alumni who dedicate their time, energy and financial resources to bringing Bulldogs together year-round, worldwide and lifelong. These spirited individuals represent the diverse and passionate UGA alumni family and strive to provide feedback, guidance and leadership as the University of Georgia seeks to ensure that its graduates Never Bark Alone. Throughout the year, we’ll get to know these individuals; they hail from various backgrounds and are involved in all corners of campus. Their ultimate goal: to empower the next breed of Bulldog to continue that tradition.
I live in:
1994 – AB in Political Science (UGA)
2019 – MBA (UGA)
I joined the board in:
What makes me most proud to be a Georgia Bulldog:
Being a part of a diverse and highly successful alumni family.
Brian speaking at UGA’s 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon.
My first game as a freshman in the Redcoat Band – the season opened with a night game in Baton Route against LSU.
My family includes:
Wife, Carmen (BSFCS ’95)
Son, Mason – attending Dean College in Massachusetts
English Bulldog, Savannah
Brian (center) and his wife, Carmen, and son, Mason.
A special connection I have to UGA is:
My wife, Carmen, and I met on campus and later married in the UGA Chapel.
Carmen and Brian cheer for the Dawgs whenever they can!
As a student, I was involved in:
Job in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Crop and Soil Science department
My favorite place to study on campus was:
My favorite place to dine on campus was:
Tate Center – quick and easy!
On a Friday night in college, you would have found me:
Studying? Oh yeah, downtown!
Brian Dill delivering welcome remarks to the Class of 2019.
On a very hot day, in the morning, and we sat in the stands at the time – not on the field.
When in college, I wish I had known that:
Just because they offer you credit card deals with free stuff doesn’t mean you should take them – not the best financial move back in the day!
A fellow grad who inspires me is:
Maria Taylor (ABJ ’09, MBA ’13), sportscaster for ESPN
A fellow student I knew who has since “made it big” is:
Brett Bawcum (BMUS ’97, MM ’00, DMA ’17), Redcoat Band director. It’s a pretty big deal to lead a band that you were a member of. Very proud of him!
Favorite UGA tradition:
Singing the Alma Mater in Sanford Stadium
While serving on the board, Brian has run into Hairy Dawg a few times!
When visiting Athens, I have to grab a bite at:
The Blind Pig Tavern
On gameday, you’ll find me:
Tailgating on North Campus
When this song comes on the radio, I think of UGA/college:
“Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles
Carmen and Brian with Kevin Steele, a former UGA Student Alumni Council member, during the 2015 Bulldog 100 Celebration.
Most disliked athletic rival:
A few of my favorites:
Book:Decision Point by George W. Bush
Podcast: Andy Stanley
Band: Jimmy Buffett
TV/Streaming Show: Blue Bloods
Alumni-owned Business: Onward Reserve
Move: Smokey and the Bandit
Describe your dream weekend in Athens.
Friday night at Georgia Theatre with Kinchafoonee Cowboys, Saturday in Sanford Stadium watching the Dawgs beat the Nerds, and a Sunday brunch at Hilltop Grill listening to Jeff Dantzler (AB ’07) and Kevin Butler (AB ’18) break down another whupping from a Bulldog Saturday night!
No. 1 tip for a graduating Bulldog:
If you ever get an offer to work for a Georgia Tech grad … don’t!
No. 1 tip for a fellow Georgia grad who has lost touch with their alma mater:
We Never Bark Alone, so get re-engaged. You will never regret it. Go Dawgs!
Brian Dill speaking during a 2014 Alumni Board meeting in Athens.
Brian will remain on the Alumni Board of Directors as immediate past president, so we’ll still see him around – plus, as they say: Once a Dawg, Always a Dawg!
https://alumni.uga.edu\/wp-content/uploads/BRIANDILL-blogheader1220x423px-2021-alumniboard-495x400-1.jpg400495Elizabeth Elmorehttps://alumni.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/uga-alumni-nba-1.pngElizabeth Elmore2021-06-18 09:29:012021-07-02 12:32:54Checking in with outgoing Alumni Board President Brian Dill