Student Alumni Council

Briana Clark – Class of 2017

President
Covington, GA

Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology

Being the daughter of a former Bulldog, red and black has run through my veins from a very young age. I have always heard that UGA was the best school in the nation, but because of SAC I have been able to experience it first-hand. SAC has given me the opportunity to not only be a student at UGA, but to be a part of its rich history. SAC has equipped me with immeasurable skills and opportunities that have been beneficial to my future. In addition to being on SAC, I am also the co-founder of the Undergraduate Black Student Law Association and a captain of the UGA Mock Trial Team. When I am not working on my Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Sociology degrees, I am mentoring young students at a local elementary school. I also enjoy playing volleyball, reading, and watching Batman.

Originally, when asked “Why UGA?”, I could not decide between the rich culture, fascinating history, academic enrichment, lively football games, Hairy Dawg, or the diverse student body, but as I transition into my final year I know that it is because of SAC. SAC has provided me with family, tradition, and a lifelong culture of giving. SAC constantly reminds me that many former bulldogs have come before me to help pave the way for me, and has given me the tools to pave the way for future bulldogs. SAC has entrenched in me the importance of giving back to a campus and university that has given so much to those before me, myself, and the many that will come after me. The most important thing that SAC has taught me is that the bulldog nation is more than just an association of UGA graduates, it is a family that depends on each other generation after generation, because once a bulldog, always a bulldog.

Reed Turry – Class of 2017

Vice President
Alpharetta, GA

Marketing, International Business, and Spanish

As I head into my last year as an undergraduate at The University of Georgia, I continue to find it amazing how fast these years have flown by. As a fourth generation UGA student, it has always been my goal to attend school at Georgia, and I am reminded everyday why this university is the “Fairest of the Southland”. Athens is a truly magical place, and I have striven to take advantage of all that it has to offer. The Student Alumni Council has given me so many opportunities on campus that have made my college experience so gratifying.  This past year I served on the Executive Board as Marketing Chair, and it is truly an honor to continue serving this special organization as Vice President. In addition to my role on the SAC executive board, I was an editor for the Class of 2020 G Book, UGA’s official traditions handbook. I recruit future Bulldogs with the Office of Admissions as a member of the Georgia Recruitment Team, serve as an Ambassador for the Honors Program and was the Social Chair for my fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, for three years. Lastly, I work in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost as a Student Liaison. I finished my Spanish Minor during a summer abroad in Valencia, Spain as part of the 2015 UGA en Espana program and interned this past summer at Newell Brands in Atlanta. I know this next year is going to be filled with bittersweet moments but I am excited for what the future has in store. Hail to Georgia and Go Dawgs!

Victoria Lauren Williams – Class of 2019

Secretary
Monroe, GA

Biochemical Engineering 

Over the course of two short years, the University of Georgia has become my community and Athens my home. Through the good and the challenging times of my college experience, I have learned so much about myself, and the leader I hope to become through the influence of this university.  As a first generation bulldog, I had no idea what my time at this beautiful institution would hold. Nearing the midpoint of my college career, I can say that I have come to truly believe that UGA is the “Fairest Institution of the Southland”. I have had the opportunity to work with welcoming faculty and staff as well as learn with outstanding students. I am so honored to be a member of the Student Alumni Council wherein I am able to connect with knowledgeable alumni and promote UGA spirit and traditions with current students. This institution has afforded me so many opportunities, and I hope that through working with SAC I will be able to give back to the university and the alumni who have made my quality education possible. I am very happy to continue pursuing my degree in Biochemical Engineering, and I cannot wait to see what the future hold for SAC and the Student Alumni Association. Go Dawgs!

Savannah Lockman – Class of 2018

Events Chair
Watkinsville, GA

Human Development and Family Science

Being raised in Athens, I have been a devoted dawg since birth and knew this was where I wanted to learn, grow, and thrive through my college years. I am forever grateful for the time I have spent at this institution and my time on the Student Alumni Council. In addition to the Student Alumni Council, I spent three summers working at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, teaching etiquette and ballroom dance with Perfectly Polished, and this past summer I had the honor of serving as a Orientation Leader for the Class of 2020.  Now heading into my  fourth year at UGA, I have the pleasure of serving on the Student Alumni Council Executive Board as Events Committee Chair. I know that the impact I have had on this campus is because of SAC and the incredible network and support system of alumni for years to come.

Tia Smith – Class of 2018

Programs Chair
Macon, GA

Risk Management and Insurance 

I am so blessed to walk the campus of this wonderful university every day. It has been an honor to be a part of the Bulldog Nation. There is no other place I can imagine myself being now that I’ve called Athens my home for the past two years. Going in to my junior year, I have had the pleasure of serving as a member of ROSE Society, ABK Honor Society, GA Daze and of course, the Student Alumni Council. I could not be happier to be returning for my second year on SAC and I am ready to take on another successful year of improving our network between alumni and students! UGA has so much to offer and I want to take advantage of the great opportunity I have be given to do my very best! I love this school, and I am incredibly excited to begin a new year with new and more innovative ways of making UGA the best school on Earth! GO DAWGS!

Jasmine Somerset – Class of 2018

Membership Chair
Suwanee, GA

Environmental Economics and Management 

It is absolutely amazing to reflect on how the University of Georgia has been able to offer me a multitude of opportunities and incomparable experiences that have aided both my own and my peers’ growth and successes over the past two years. I am incredibly grateful to attend a school that provides invaluable education, seeks to enhance every Bulldog’s future, and understands the true meaning of community and tradition, all of which are so boldly reflected through our school’s culture. The Student Alumni Council has shaped my experience immensely over the past two years, and I am honored to be able to reflect that across our campus. This past spring I was elected to serve as the Programs Chair for SAC, and upon returning as the Membership Chair for this year, I hope to continue to provide our student body with new opportunities for engagement, growth, and belonging here at UGA. I am beyond thankful to be able to continue my education as a Dawg, as UGA constantly keeps me anticipating with what is to come.

Lindsay Vandiver – Class of 2017

Marketing Chair
Kennesaw, GA

Political Science

I feel so excited and blessed to be serving on the Student Alumni Council executive board as Marketing Chair for this term. The University of Georgia has offered a community that I never imagined I would become a part of. With an entire family hailing from the state of Arkansas, I never intended on becoming a dawg, but with my first visit, I knew it would be a home to me. The personality, energy, and love in this community has provided me with more than I could ever imagine and finding SAC as a freshman could not have been a greater blessing. In SAC, I have found advocates, role models, and friends. This will be my second year on SAC and, unfortunately, third and final year at UGA. I am Political Science major with a minor in Public Policy and Management. I am an Alpha Chi Omega and also involved in Relay for Life. I am looking forward to the opportunity to expand upon what makes SAC great and impact even more students. It is going to be an incredible year, and I can’t wait to do it with this group at my side. Go Dawgs!

Vanessa Afful ’17

Vanessa Afful ’17

Public Relations and Communications Studies
Jonesboro, GA
Haidi Al-Shabrawey ’18

Haidi Al-Shabrawey ’18

Political Science and International Affairs
Evans, GA
Noah Barnes ’18

Noah Barnes ’18

Entertainment & Media Studies and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Lawrenceville, GA
TJ Bentley ’17

TJ Bentley ’17

International Affairs
Lawrenceville, GA
Zackary Blanton ’17

Zackary Blanton ’17

Political Science
Woodstock, GA
Betsy Bradfield ’16

Betsy Bradfield ’16

International Affairs and Public Relations
Hamilton, GA
Nash Davis ’19

Nash Davis ’19

Biological Sciences
Statesboro, GA
Sarah Feyerick ’17

Sarah Feyerick ’17

Civil Engineering
Jacksonville, FL
Chappell Foley ’17

Chappell Foley ’17

Finance
Johns Creek, GA
Derric Fray ’17

Derric Fray ’17

Risk Management, Insurance, and Public Health
Marietta, GA
Kunal Goel ’17

Kunal Goel ’17

Philosophy and Political Science
Atlanta, GA
Sarah Howard ’17

Sarah Howard ’17

International Affairs and Public Relations
Fortson, GA
Austin Joseph ’17

Austin Joseph ’17

Entertainment and Media Studies
Waycross, GA
Kate Lidl ’17

Kate Lidl ’17

Biological Engineering
San Diego, CA
Mallika Madhusudan ’16

Mallika Madhusudan ’16

Mathematics and Economics
Atlanta, GA
Michael Morgan ’17

Michael Morgan ’17

Biochemistry
Alpharetta, GA
Isabella Nixon ’18

Isabella Nixon ’18

Interior Design, Minor in Spanish
Alpharetta, GA
Hiral Patel ’17

Hiral Patel ’17

Biology and Psychology
Suwanee, GA
Imani Redd ’18

Imani Redd ’18

Risk Management and Insurance
Ellenwood, GA
Kelsey Reddick ’16

Kelsey Reddick ’16

Health Promotion
Thomasville, GA
Reagan Rowlett ’18

Reagan Rowlett ’18

Finance and Advertising
Dallas, TX
Kailyn Sanders ’17

Kailyn Sanders ’17

Advertising
Lawrenceville, GA
Daniel Seeler ’17

Daniel Seeler ’17

Food Science
Lawrenceville, GA
Margaret Shin ’18

Margaret Shin ’18

International Affairs and Political Science
Johns Creek, GA
Morgan Smith ’16

Morgan Smith ’16

Health Promotions and Behavior
Newnan, GA
Sammy Smith ’18

Sammy Smith ’18

Journalism
West Point, GA
Kevin Steele ’16

Kevin Steele ’16

International Affairs and Arabic
Stone Mountain, GA
Arezou Taeed ’17

Arezou Taeed ’17

Management Information Systems
Powder Springs, GA
Julius Thomas ’18

Julius Thomas ’18

Marketing and Sports Management
St. Marys, GA
Kira Trawick ’17

Kira Trawick ’17

Risk Management and Insurance
Milledgeville, GA
Megan Vaupell ’18

Megan Vaupell ’18

Social Studies Education and Political Science
Woodstock, GA

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