Notable Alumni by Industry

There are more than 310,000 living UGA alumni around the world — and many more friends and fans. Among UGA’s distinguished alumni community are lauded scientists and researchers; countless entrepreneurs; Academy Award winners; U.S. senators; nine Pulitzer Prize recipients; and 25 governors of Georgia.

Sci Tech Alumni

Science, Technology & Innovation

Clay Adamson (BLA ’60, MLA ’80)
Retired director of facilities management, Augusta University

Doug Allen (late) (BLA ’71)
Professor and visionary landscape architect

Wyatt Anderson (BS ’60, MS ’62)
National Academy of Sciences Member, UGA Professor

Roy Ashley (late) (BLA ’64)
Founder, Roy Ashley & Associates, Inc.

Harry Baldwin (late) (BLA ’50)
 Former president of the Georgia Society of Landscape Architects, former aviation cadet, U.S. Navy

Cori Bargmann (BS ’81)
National Academy of Sciences Member, Rockefeller University Professor

Barnie Beasley (BSAE ’73)
Retired CEO of Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Board of Directors at American Electric Power, College of Engineering Advisory Board Member

Vincent Bellafiore (late) (BLA ’66, MLA ’68)
Champaign urbana, University of Illinios

Alfred Blalock (late) (AB  ’18)
National Academy of Sciences Member, Chief Surgeon at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Frank Boffa (BLA ’68)
Landscape architect, landscape planner, consultant, Boffa Minskell, Ltd. 

Dr. Lindsay R. Boring (MS ’79, PHD ’82)
Director, J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center

Thomas Boynton (BSAE ’84)
COO, HSH Holdings International

Bennie Branch (BSAE ’88)
President of Kelley Manufacturing Company

Mack Cain (BLA ’75)
Director of landscape architecture and planning, Mack Cain Design Studio @ Travis Pruitt & Associates

Tim Campbell (BSAE ’84, MS ’85)
Executive & philanthropist, College of Engineering Advisory Board member

Jot D. Carpenter (late) (BLA ’60)
Professor of landscape architecture, Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University

Toby Carr (BSAE ’01, BBA ’01)
Former GDOT director of planning, UGA Government Relations

Dr. Jean E. Chin (BS ’78)
Retired Executive Director, University of Georgia Health Center

Jim Cothran (late) (MLA ’68)
Adjunct professor, UGA College of Environment + Design 

Robert Bruce Davis (BSAE ’93)
President & CEO of AgStrong

Truitt Eavenson (BSAE ’83)
Georgia Power VP Coastal Regional

Dan Franklin (BSC ’38, BBA ’62, BLA ’63)
Landscape architecture responsible for over 2,000 individual projects

Frank Ginn (BSAE ’85)
Georgia Senator, District 47

Dr. Amy Goss (BSFCS ’05)
Assistant professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Edah Grover (MLA ’78)
Founder, Grover & Harrison, PC.

George Hargreaves (BLA ’77)
Founder, Hargreaves Associates

Robert Hill (late) (BLA ’54, MLA ’64)
Former director, Founders Memorial Garden

Catherine Howett (MLA ’76)
Emeritus staff, UGA College of Environment + Design

R. Nicole Howie (BSBE ’10, MS ’11)
Postdoctoral fellow at Medical University of South Carolina

Bob Hughes (BLA ’77)
President, HGOR

Dale Jaeger (MLA ’82)
Principal landscape architect and preservation planner, The Jaeger Company

Leerie Jenkins Jr. (BLA ’70)
Chairman & CEO, Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc.

Lawrie Jordan (BLA ’73)
Co-founder, ERDAS

Cynthia Kenyon (BS ’76)
National Academy of Sciences Member, UCSF Professor, President/Aging Research for Calico Life Sciences LLC

Dr. Susan LaRue (DVM ’77)
Professor of radiation oncology, Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center

Josephine Martin (BSHE ’47)
Former state director, United States Department of Agriculture

Randolph Marshall (BLA ’72)
Owner, Randolph Marshall Associates

Robert Marvin (late)
Twentieth century American landscape architect

Hubert B. Owens (late) (BSA ’26)
Founder of the Landscape Architecture Program at UGA

Dr. Sohyun Park (PHD ’06)
Team lead/lead epidermiologist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Russ Pennington (BSBE ’01, MBA ’06)
VP State and Government Relatinos at McGuire Woods Consulting

Karen Phillips (BLA ’75)
President and CEO, Abyssinian Development Corporation

Dr. Chad Schmiedt (DVM ’00)
Soft tissue surgeon, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

David Sprinkle (BSAE ’88)
Senior engineer, John Deere

Dr. Daniel G. Streicker (PHD ’11)
Research fellow, University of Glasgow

W. Roy Reece (late) (BLA ’48)
Founder, Reece, Hoopes and Fincher

Bruce Rado (BLA ’71)
Co-founder, ERDAS

Jon G. Seymour (BFA ’47)
Pioneered the design of natural looking swimming pools in South Florida

Allen Stovall (BLA ’59)
Professor emeritus, UGA College of Environment + Design

Jim Tiller (MLA ’73)
Founder and president, J.K. Tiller Associates

Suzanne Turner (MLA ’78)
Owner, Suzanne Turner Associates

John Waters (BLA ’58, MLA ’70)
Professor emeritus, UGA College of Environment + Design

E. Neal Weatherly (BLA ’62, MLA ’70)
Professor emeritus, UGA College of Environment + Design

Charity & Non-profit

Charities & Non-profit Organizations

Cindy Culver (BSFCS ’95)
Director of School Nutrition, Marietta City Schools

Camille Kesler (BSFCS ’94)
Executive director, Rebuilding Together – Atlanta

Hala Moddelmog (MA ’81)
CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC)

Dr. Billy Myers (DVM ’79)
Working abroad in Rome, Italy for the Christian Veterinary Mission

Dr. Lee M. Myers (DVM ’84)
Working abroad in Rome, Italy for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Dr. Flynn Nance (BS ’77, MS ’79, DVM ’83)
Co-owner & head veterinarian, Honey Creek Veterinary Hospital

Almeta Tulloss (BSFCS ’15)
Program director, Seed Life Skills

Business

Business & Entrepreneurship

Dan Amos (BBA ’73)
CEO/AFLAC

Lisa Bellwin (BSHE ’90)
Interior designer, Bellwin Design

Ed (BBA ’42) & Larry (BBA ’74) Benson
Owners, Benson’s Inc.

James (Jimmy) Blanchard (BBA ’63, LLB ’65)
Former CEO and Chairman/Synovus Financial Corp.

Thomas J. Callaway IV (BBA ’07)
CEO & Founder, Onward Reserve

Maxine Clark (ABJ ’71)
Founder/Build-A-Bear Workshop

A.D. “Pete” Correll (BBA ’63)
Retired Board Chairman/Georgia-Pacific Corp.

Thomas G. Cousins (BBA ’52, HON ’98)
Founder and Former Chairman/Cousins Properties of Atlanta

M. Douglas Ivester (BBA ’69)
Former Chairman and CEO/Coca-Cola Co.

Chase Lawrence (BSFCS ’05)
Founder and President, CollegeTown Properties

Bryan Mundy (MBA ’95)
Co-Founder/EzGov.com

Mark Parkman (AB ’87)
General Manager/Olympic Channel

William P. (Billy) Payne (AB ’69, JD ’73)
President and CEO/The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games

Charles S. Sanford Jr. (AB ’58)
Retired Chairman and CEO/Bankers Trust of New York

Amy Smilovic (ABJ ’89)
Creator of the brand Tibi

Bill Stembler (JD ’71)
Chairman and CEO/Georgia Theatre Company

Daniel Stewart (BSFCS ’05)
Owner and studio director, Wier/Stewart

William D. Young, Jr. (BBA ’78)
Partner, General Wholesale Company

Government & Education

Government & Education

Dr. Jonathan P. Ambrose (PHD ’86)
Chief of Nongame Conservation, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

John Barrow (AB ’76)
Former U.S. Representative

Robert Benham (JD ’70)
Chief Justice/Supreme Court of Georgia

Dr. Arthur C. Benke (MS ’69, PHD ’72)
Emeritus professor, University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa

James (Jimmy) Blanchard (BBA ’63, LLB ’65)
Former CEO and chairman, Synovus Financial Corp.

D.W. Brooks (late) (BSA ’22, MSA ’24)
Founder/Gold Kist, Inc.

Paul Broun, Jr. (BS ’67)
U.S. Representative

Dr. William G. Cale (PHD ’75)
President emeritus, University of North Alabama

Dr. D. Stan Carpenter (PHD ’79)
Dean, Texas State University College of Education

Saxby Chambliss (BBA ’66)
Former U.S. Senator

Dr. Caree Cotwright (MS ’04, PHD ’08)
Assistant professor, UGA Foods and Nutrition Department

Dr. Carol A. Couch (PHD ’94)
Executive director, Phinizy Center for Water Sciences

Ertharin Cousin (JD ’82)
Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ander Crenshaw (AB ’66)
Former U.S. Representative

Dr. Armando A. De la Cruz (PHD ’65)
Emeritus professor, Mississippi State University

Dr. Christopher F. D’Elia (PHD ’74)
Professor and dean, Louisiana State University

Oscar Fletcher (DVM ’64, MS ’65)
Professor, Department of Population Health & Pathobiology at NC State

Dionne Cross Francis (PHD ’07)
Associate professor of mathematics, Indiana University

Dr. Evelyn E. Gaiser (PHD ’97)
Principal Investigator an Interim Executive Director of the School of Environment, Florida International University

Phil Gramm (BBA ’64, PHD ’67)
Former U.S. Senator

Patricia Hill (DVM ’84)
Executive board member, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Ginger Howard (BSHE ’87)
Owner, Ginger Howard Selections

Johnny Isakson (BBA ’66)
U.S. Senator

Steve C. Jones (BBA ’78, JD ’87)
U.S. District Judge

John (Jack) Kingston (AB ’78)
Former U.S. Representative

Sheila Kahrs (EDD ’92)
Associate director for the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principles

Dr. Jianguo Liu (PHD ’92)
Director, Michigan State University

Mary Marlino (EDD ’89)
Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research Library in Boulder, Colorado

Dr. Faida Mitifu (PHD ’94)
Congolese Ambassador to the U.S.

Pam NeSmith (BSHE ’71)
Owner, Historic Smithonia Farm

Lisa Nolan (DVM ’88, MS ’89, PHD ’92)
Dean, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Boyd Parr (DVM ’78)
Co-chair, Animal Identification and Information Systems Council of the National Institute of Animal Agriculture

Sonny Perdue (DVM ’71)
Former Governor of Georgia

Andrew A. Pinson (BBA ’08, JD ’11)
Judicial Clerk/U.S. Supreme Court

Lois H. Shortt (late) (BSED ’46)
Established a fellowship fund in the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology

Beth A. Shapiro (BS ’99, MS ’99)
Evolutionary biologist, University of California – Santa Cruz

Dr. Herman H. Shugart (PHD ’71)
W.W. Corcoran professor, University of Virginia – Charlottesville

Chad Smith (BSED ’73)
Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation

Natasha Trethewey (AB ’89)
United States Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner

Dr. Monica M. Turner (PHD ’85)
Eugene P. Odum professor of ecology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dr. Jackson R. Webster (PHD ’75)
Emeritus professor, Virginia Tech

Media, Arts & Entertainment

Media, Arts & Entertainment

Bill Anderson (ABJ ’59)
Country music recording artist

Brooke Anderson (ABJ ’00)
Correspondent, Entertainment Tonight

Bonnie Arnold (ABJ ’77)
President, DreamWorks Animation

Jack Avrett (late) (ABJ ’50)
Chairman of Avrett, Free, and Ginsberg, New York. Former Chairman of the American Advertising Federation

Danny Beard (ABJ ’76)
Music producer, member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Dennis Berry (ABJ ’66)
Former President and COO, Cox Enterprises

Deborah Blum (ABJ ’77)
Pulitzer Prize winning science writer

Alton Brown (AB ’04)
Chef, Food Network host

Tituss Burgess (AB ’01)
Actor, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Ernest Camp, JR. (late) (ABJ ’27)
Founder of the Society of Professional Journalists

Chip Caray (ABJ ’87)
Sports broadcaster, Fox Sports South

Maxine Kasselman Clark (ABJ ’71)
Founder and former CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop

Cathy Cox (ABJ ’80)
Dean of Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, former Secretary of State of Georgia

Jackie Crosby (ABJ ’83) and Randall Savage (ABJ ’72)
Winners of a 1985 Pulitzer Prize for their examination of academics and athletics

Donald A. Davis (ABJ ’62)
Former UPI reporter and White House correspondent. New York Times bestselling author 

Steve Dorff (ABJ ’71)
Award-winning songwriter and music producer

Tom Dowden (ABJ ’62, MA ’64)
Founder and CEO of Dowden Communications

Lee Duffey, Jr. (ABJ ’80), and Jenny Neal Duffey (ABJ ’80)
Founders of Atlanta-based Duffey Communications

Mike Edwards (late) (ABJ ’57)
Senior Writer/National Geographic

Justin Gillis (ABJ ’82)
Climate change science reporter, New York Times

Amy Glennon (ABJ ’90)
First female publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, publisher vertical businesses, Cox Media Group

Dewey Grantham (late) (AB ’42)
Historian of the South

Lewis Grizzard (late) (ABJ ’84)
Newspaper columnist, humorist and author

Brenda Hampton (ABJ ’73)
Creator and executive producer, “7th Heaven” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”

Krista Harden (EDS ’72)
Former deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dave Haywood (BBA ’04)
Member of the band Lady Antebellum

Casey Hobbs (Casey J) (BSFCS ’08)
American gospel singer

 John Holliman (late) (ABJ ’70)
War correspondent, CNN

Michael Houser (late) (BS ’85)
Lead guitarist, Widespread Panic

Lisa Ryan Howard (ABJ ’92)
Senior vice president of advertising, New York Times

Betty Hudson (ABJ ’71)
Senior vice president of communications at National Geographic Society, former senior vice president of NBC

John Huey (AB, ’70)
Emeritus Editor-in-Chief/Time, Inc.

Raymond Hughes (AB ’74)
Director, Thomasville Singers

Charlayne Hunter-Gault (ABJ ’63)
Peabody Award winning journalist for PBS, CNN & NPR, one of two students to integrate UGA in 1961

Josh Jackson (ABJ ’94)
Co-founder/editor of Paste music magazine

Ernie Johnson, Jr. (ABJ ’78)
Host, “The NBA on TNT”

W. Thomas Johnson (ABJ ’63)
Former President, CNN

W. Randall “Randy” Jones (ABJ ’77)
Chief Executive Officer/Capital Publishing Inc. and founder of Worth Magazine

Charles Kelley (BBA ’04)
Member of the band Lady Antebellum

Wayne Knight (BFA ’08)
Actor, “Seinfeld,” “Jurassic Park,” and more

Ashley Kohler (ABJ ’96)
President and executive producer, Awesome Incorperated

Jason Kreher (ABJ ’00)
Creative director, Wieden + Kennedy

Earl Leonard (ABJ ’58, LLB ’61)
Former senior vice president of public affairs for Coca-Cola Company

Dan Magill (late) (ABJ ’42)
Sports information director, head tennis coach at UGA, retired

Tim Mapes (ABJ ’86)
Senior vice president for public affair of Delta Marketing

Monte Markham (BFA ’57, MFA ’60)
Television/film actor and producer

Gene Methvin (late) (ABJ ’55)
Former senior editor, Reader’s Digest

Pat Mitchell (AB ’65, MA ’67)
First woman President and CEO of PBS, current Senior Advisor for the Paley Center for Media

Hala Moddelmog (MA ’81)
CEO, President and CEO, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Powell Moore (ABJ ’59)
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, Current Senior Advisor for Venable LLP

William S. Morris III (ABJ ’56)
Chairman and CEO, Morris Communications Company

Julie Moran (ABJ ’84)
Host, “Mission Makeover” (Lifetime)

Chad Mumm (ABJ ’08)
Vice President and founder, Vox Entertainment at Vox Media

Dink NeSmith (ABJ ’70)
President of Community Newspapers

Fred Newman (AB ’74)
Sound Effects Artist/NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion”

Deborah Norville (ABJ ’79)
Anchor, “Inside Edition”

Steve Oney (ABJ ’79)
Los Angeles-based writer/author

Eugene Patterson (late) (ABJ ’43)
Editor, Washington Post, St. Petersburg Times, Pulitzer Prize 1967

Don Perry (late) (ABJ ’74)
Vice-president of public relations, Chick-Fil-A, Inc.

Edwin Pope (late) (ABJ ’48)
Long time sports columnist, Miami Herald

Amy Robach (ABJ ’95)
News Anchor, “Good Morning America”

Deborah Roberts (ABJ ’82)
Producer and Correspondent/ABC News

Meredith Seacrest (ABJ ’03)
Executive director and COO, Ryan Seacrest Foundation

Mark Schlabach (ABJ ’96)
Reporter and correspondent, ESPN and New York Times bestselling author

Brad Schrade (AB ’92, MA ’95)
Pulitzer Prize Winner, Local Reporting

Loran Smith (ABJ ’62)
Columnist and broadcaster for the Georgia Bulldogs

Marie Spano (MS ’99)
Sports nutritionist for the Atlanta Falcons, Hawks and Braves; former freelance writer for CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox

Brandon Stanton (AB ’08)
Photographer, Founder of “Humans of New York”

Michael Stipe (M’ 82)
Lead singer of R.E.M.

Maria Taylor (ABJ ’09 , MBA ’13)
Co-host of SEC Network’s “SEC Nation”

Carolyn Tieger (ABJ ’69)
Retired partner and managing director, Porter Novelli

Natasha Trethewey (AB ’89)
U.S. Poet Laureate

Kathy Trocheck (ABJ ’76)
Aka Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books

Lamar Trotti (late) (ABJ ’21)
Academy Award winning screenwriter

James Michael Tyler (MFA ’89)
Actor, Gunther in “Friends”

Alex Wallace (ABJ ’04)
Meteorologist and week anchor, The Weather Channel

Dr. Ernie Ward (DVM ’92)
Award-winning practicing veterinarian and speaker, television and YouTube personality, and podcaster

Mark Warshaw (ABJ ’97)
Producer and director

Philip Lee Williams (ABJ ’72)
Novelist

Scott Williamson (MMC ’92)
VP public affairs & communications, The Coca-Cola Company

Madison Woo (ABJ ’78)
Director of photography, owner, EyeMagic Productions, Inc.

Stuart Woods (AB ’60)
Novelist

C. Richard Yarbrough (ABJ ’59)
Managing director of communications, 1996 Olympic Games

Sally Quillian Yates (ABJ ’82, JD ’86)
Former United States Deputy Attorney General

Athletics

Athletics

Terrell Davis (BSFCS ’95)
Retired NFL player, Denver Broncos, Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame

Thomas Davis (BSFCS ’11)
Linebacker, Carolina Panthers

Teresa Edwards (BSED ’89)
Premier basketball player, five-time Olympian

AJ Green (M ’12)
Wide Receiver, Cincinnati Bengals

Russell Henley (BSFCS ’11)
Professional golfer

John Kasay (ABJ ’94)
Retired NFL player, Carolina Panthers

Courtney Kupets Carter (BSFCS ’10, MS ’13)
Gymnast and 2004 Olympics bronze medalist, head coach of the Georgia Gym Dogs

Maritza McClendon (AB ’05)
First woman of color to represent U.S. Olympic swim team

Matthew Stafford (M ’10)
Quarterback, Detroit Lions

Hines Ward (BSFCS ’98)
Star receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl XL MVP

Bubba Watson (BSFCS ’08)
Winner of the Masters tournament in 2012 and 2014