Women of UGA

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Mission

Women of UGA is a growing community of women affiliated with the University of Georgia. Women of UGA are interested in professional development, community service, and personal empowerment opportunities. For information about Women of UGA events, please email Margaret Sullivan (BSFCS ’11, MA ’12) at gms89@uga.edu. If you are interested in learning more about UGA alumni affinity groups or starting a new one, email Realenn Watters (AB ’04) at rwatters@uga.edu.

Goals

Community – Create a sense of community among women with ties to UGA, allowing them to connect with one another and establish relationships.

Empowerment – Provide programming for women that develops their skills and empowers them to achieve personal and professional goals.

Philanthropy – Raise funds and awareness for the Women of UGA Scholarship Fund.

Programming

Professional Development – Fee-based seminars that cover topics such as leadership, communication, networking, career management, wellness, entrepreneurship, financial planning, and power

Service Work – Potential community service projects include volunteering with organizations that focus on women and girls, mentoring female UGA students or alumnae, or serving on boards and committees at UGA

Social Activities – Potential social networking activities include wine tastings, book clubs, cooking classes, athletic clinics, or poetry readings

How to get involved

News about Women of UGA programs and events is shared via email, on this page and via LinkedIn. If you are not receiving UGA Alumni Association emails, visit alumni.uga.edu/myinfo to update your contact information with the university.

If you are interested in being involved with the planning and direction of the Women of UGA affinity group, consider joining the Women of UGA Council. Women of UGA Leadership Council members will have the opportunity to connect and inspire UGA alumnae through high-level programming that will enhance the lives of both graduates and students. Council members will be charged with developing and implementing a strong mentorship program, Women of UGA Scholarship Fund goals and a mission that furthers the UGA Alumni Association’s strategic plan. Members must plan to attend council meetings, which will be held on the following dates:

  • Friday, February 10, 2017
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
  • Friday, October 20, 2017

Council Members

Teri Cloud
(ABJ ’94)
President

Sarah Rettker
(BBA ’10)
Vice President

Anne Beckwith
(BBA ’90)
Secretary

Terri Julian Polk
(BBA ’86)
Events Chair

Erica Gwyn
(BSED ’00)
Fundraising Chair

Rubina Malik
(PHD ’15)
Mentorship Chair

Amber Nixon Gizzi
(BSFCS ’14)
Outreach Chair

Brooke Bowen
(ABJ ’07, JD ’10)

Ali Bracken Gant
(AB ’01, MPA ’11)

Frankie Gilmore
(BS ’07, MPH ’10)

Kelly Kautz
(AB ’99, JD ’02)

Bailey Maxwell
(ABJ ’09)

Diane Vaughan
(ABJ ’83)

Alissa Vickery
(BBA ’01, MACC ’01)

Rachel Webster
(ABJ ’08)

The Women of UGA Scholarship Fund

Although the University of Georgia offers enrollment to students who are academically eligible, many of the most motivated, promising and gifted students cannot afford the cost of attendance. Over the course of four years, the cost of a college education can be a daunting barrier that some hard-working, deserving students simply cannot overcome. Even with access to the HOPE scholarship, Zell Miller scholarship and other financial aid, nearly half of all undergraduate students accrue $21,000 or more in educational debt from student loans.

To make a difference in the lives of those students who come after us, Women of UGA established the Women of UGA Scholarship Fund in 2014, a needs-based scholarship that will be afforded to students through the Office of Student Financial Aid. As a new fund, it is up to us, the women of the UGA alumni community, to help build its foundation. The fund needs to raise $25,000 in order to become an endowed scholarship at the university.

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