Checking in with outgoing Alumni Board Member April Crow
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 Alumni Board members 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.
- April Crow
I live in:
- Atlanta, GA
- 1995 – BS in Environmental Health (UGA)
I joined the board in:
What makes me proud to be a Georgia Bulldog:
- The community of fellow Bulldogs around the state and the world that are doing great work in their communities. I love interacting with them both socially and professionally.
Ways I support UGA:
- UGA Alumni Board of Directors
- UGA 40 Under 40
- UGA Mentor Program
- Georgia 4-H
- Ten for Terry
- Financial Support to the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
If I had $1 million, I would support the _____ fund on campus.
My first job after graduation
- Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Coca-Cola
A moment that stood out as a UGA student was
- I wanted to take Ballroom Dance for one of my P.E. courses, but you could only sign up with a partner. I recruited a good friend named Brian. Who knew that class would spark a little romance that made him my dance partner for life?
My family includes:
- Husband, Brian (BSAE ’97)
- Son, Garner
- Daughter, Greer
A special connection I have to UGA is…
- Throughout my professional career, I have focused a significant amount of time and personal interest in solving the plastics in the ocean challenge. I connected with Jenna Jambeck, a leading academic researcher on the topic and a UGA professor. I’ve had the opportunity to work and speak with her at events around the world. It is great to see UGA contributing to such an important challenge.
A memory from my acceptance into UGA:
- I remember answering the phone in our family living room during Spring 1991. Wen Williams, associate dean for academic affairs, congratulated me on being awarded a full tuition scholarship from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
As a student, I was involved in:
- Zeta Tau Alpha
- College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Ambassador
- Job at the Tate Copy Center
My favorite place to study on campus was:
- Science Library
My favorite place to dine on campus:
- Bolton Dining Hall –– My best friends and I loved making waffles and topping them with ice cream from the UGA Creamery!
On a Friday night in college, you would have found me:
- At the Zeta Tau Alpha house getting ready to go downtown!
When I was a student, I lived in:
- Boggs Hall
- Zeta Tau Alpha house
- Apartment at Rivers Edge
My fashion/hair style as a student
- Floral, puffy sleeves
- Jumpers for dressing up
- Sorority/fraternity T-shirts
When in college, I wish I had known that …
- The time would go by so quickly– I wish I could go back and soak in more of those experiences and meet more people.
The most significant change to campus since I was a student
- Tate Center expansion!
When this song comes on the radio, I think of college:
- “Love Shack” by the B-52’s
My most disliked athletic rival:
- University of Florida
Favorite alumni-owned restaurant:
- Condor Chocolates
My dream weekend in Athens includes:
- Tailgating, seeing friends, enjoying lots of restaurants and shopping downtown.
No. 1 tip to a graduating Bulldog:
- Learn as much as you can. Meet as many people as possible. Leverage the UGA network and give back financially and by helping other Bulldogs!
No. 1 tip to a fellow Georgia grad who has lost touch with their alma mater:
- Find a local alumni chapter and become involved!
April’s term on the Alumni Board concluded June 30, but we know this loyal Bulldog will remain involved for years to come. Also, be sure to check out a special story about April and Brian’s financial support for UGA. LINK