Alumni E-Newsletter, August 2015

September 9th, 2015 Contact: Victoria Dorsey  |  706-542-3386  | More about Victoria

FACS is launching a new tradition!

All FACS students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are encouraged to help us launch a new FACS tradition: Homecoming Tailgate 2015!

The event will take place behind Dawson Hall under our new UGA FACS Tartan Tent two hours prior to the game against Missouri on October 17, 2015.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network and reminisce with classmates and faculty. Hairy Dawg and the cheerleaders will be stopping by to take pictures with the kids.

Graduates of class years celebrating their 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th reunions will receive special recognition.

Read more info here.

Lauren CoheleyLauren Coheley ready to serve as the 34th president of the FACS Alumni Association

Lauren Coheley, a wellness dietitian at NutriFit, LLC, will be the 34th president of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association. Her one-year term began on July 1.

Coheley is a 2012 graduate of the Foods and Nutrition department. She has worked as Clinical Dietitian for Emory Healthcare. This fall Coheley is an incoming doctoral student in Foods & Nutrition and is excited about returning to Athens and FACS.

The 2015-2016 FACS Alumni Board will kick off the academic year at the FACS Leadership retreat August 28-29 at  Rock Eagle 4-H camp in Eatonton. View a full list of this year’s board members here.

Submit your nominations now for the 2016 FACS Alumni Awards

Each year, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences presents several awards to outstanding alumni, faculty, and friends. The various awards recognize the many contributions made to the college, the profession, and society.

 Award recipients are recognized each spring during the Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon. To learn more and to submit names for recognition click on the online nomination form. All nominations are due October 1.

Save the Date: 39th Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon, Saturday, February 20, 2016   Location:  Georgia Center for Continuing Education

Inaugural FACS Week kicks off in October

We’re excited to announce the launch of FACS Week, an entire week of events designed to celebrate the FACS Family, showcase our academic excellence and help build a sense of community among our alumni and friends.

The week will include a variety of events, including a women in leadership panel, our annual “Dogs with the Dean” student event in front of Dawson Hall, an awards ceremony to celebrate both our faculty and our donors and scholars, and many other unique events – too many to list.

FACS Week wraps up with an Open House at Dawson Hall on Oct. 24.

Find more information on this unique event and see a full list of all the activities planned.

Laura BlandThree FACS alumni make the 40 Under 40 list for 2015

FHCE graduates chosen from pool of over 500 nominations

The UGA Alumni Association announced the 40 Under 40 list in recognition of graduates who have made significant impacts in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.

Brad BohannonThe College of Family and Consumer Sciences is proud to recognize three of our graduates who made the list for 2015: Laura Bland (’06), executive director of Stratus Healthcare; Brad Bohannon (’01), Chief of Staff for U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland; and Bubba Watson (’08), who has enjoyed a wildly successful career on the PGA Tour.

In 2011, the UGA Alumni Association launched the 40 Under 40 program. This campus-wide collaboration is supported by the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, Division of Student Affairs and all academic departments.

Bubba Watson

Nominations open each spring and honorees are announced mid-summer. Then, in early fall each year, the campus community gathers for the 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon to celebrate these individuals' leadership in business, research, the arts, philanthropy and education.

The 2015 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon will be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta on Sept. 10.

View the entire list of the 2015 honorees here.

UGA launches Virtual Networking Hour for alumni

You're invited to the first UGA Virtual Networking Hour, called Meet a Bulldog, on Tuesday, August 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. EST (2:00 to 3:00 p.m. PST). Via 10-minute chats on desktop or mobile devices, participants will be randomly paired with alumni in industries of interest. Learn more at

Hire a FACS student or graduate

Let the FACS Career Services Office and the Office for Corporate Engagement assist you with recruitment.

We can help you find qualified FACS students and alumni to serve as interns or full time team members. Contact">FACS Career Consultant Brittany Kinard or">FACS Director of Alumni and Corporate Engagement Vicky Dorsey to start the process.

Dates & Links

Donate Now! FACS Appreciates Your Generosity

Categories: Alumni OfficeNewslettersCollege - General
Tags: newsletter, alumni newsletter, alumni

In this category: College - General