Women of UGA

Women of UGA


To foster a lifelong commitment to the University of Georgia, Women of UGA creates opportunities for personal and professional development, instills a spirit of giving, and invests in the future of the University, its students and its alumnae.


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

Programming – 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.

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 was endowed in 2017 and the first scholarship will be awarded in 2018.

Council Members

Teri Cloud
(ABJ ’94)

Sarah Rettker
(BBA ’10)
Vice President

Anne Beckwith

Anne Beckwith
(BBA ’90)

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)

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.

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 Frances Beusse (AB ’06) at fbeusse@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.

Athens Alumni Office
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-2251 | (800) 606-8786


Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square
3475 Lenox Road NE, Suite 870
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 814-8820


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