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Calling the Dawgs in the Big Easy

More than 150 UGA alumni and friends assembled in New Orleans on Oct. 11 at Brennan’s to celebrate the university.

In the city’s famous French Quarter and two days before the much anticipated UGA-LSU football game, guests ate, drank and reveled in all things red-and-black, more than 500 miles from the Classic City.

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Alumni chapter leadership from New Orleans and Colorado, Alumni Association Board of Directors members and UGA Foundation trustees numbered among the event’s guests who enjoyed food, drink and a jazz band in the Brennan’s courtyard.

NOLA event

You can see more of the festivities in this photo gallery.

Events like these are happening all the time and around the world, thanks to the passionate alumni volunteers who help lead UGA’s 80+ alumni chapters. No matter where you travel, there is often an alumni chapter nearby or a way to connect online—find yours today!

Young Alumni events offer fun and fellowship

This post was contributed by Elizabeth Cox

On Tuesday, April 3, in a location with reference to a different day of the week in its name, over 100 UGA young alumni filled Monday Night Garage for Young Alumni Trivia Night. Dawgs congregated with old friends and new at tables decked out in red and black decor for an evening full of Monday Night Brewing tastings, Jim ‘n Nick’s BBQ, some very clever team names and trivia by Dirty South Trivia. The Young Alumni Council’s own Courtney McCants even took over the Alumni Association Instagram to showcase the evening’s festivities.

The top three teams went home with gift bags full of various prizes, and congratulations to team “Humble Yourself” for winning the first place prize after a sudden death showdown requiring some expertise in Herschel Walker stats. Check out the event photos.

This event was the first trivia night organized specially for UGA young alumni, and was planned by the Young Alumni Leadership Council, whose members are in their first year serving on the council. Its members will be planning more events and opportunities for the nearly 40,000 Atlanta area young alumni to engage with and give back to UGA.

The next event will be our annual UGA Young Alumni Night at SweetWater on June 22. Nearly 600 were in attendance last year, so be sure to get your ticket early!

UGA Alumni Family: 310,000+ Strong

When I graduated from the University of Georgia, the prospect of leaving Athens had me like:

 

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I imagine that there are plenty of other alumni who felt the same way – excited to enter the next chapter, but sad to leave the Classic City and UGA’s beautiful campus that had been home for four years.

Well, the best part about graduating from the University of Georgia is that you are never far from a fellow Bulldog. There are more than 310,000 of us around the world, and our varied passions and career pursuits take us far and wide:

 

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We’re also not terribly shy about making it known that we bleed red and black, and that we love our alma mater:

 

But if you really need proof, check out the photos below that illustrate the geographic diversity of the UGA alumni network. These images were shared with the UGA Alumni Association in early December and came to us from all corners of the world!

 

Do you have a photograph you’d like to add to this mix? Email it to eelmore@uga.edu.*

*Please note, we may not be able to respond to every photo submission email, and by submitting, you are giving us the right to use your image in UGA marketing indefinitely.