Alumni E-Newsletter, December 2016

December 20th, 2016 Contact: Victoria Dorsey  |  706-542-3386  | More about Victoria

FACS Announces 2017 Alumni Award Recipients

We are excited to induct University Professor Dr. Zo Stoneman into the FACS Honor Hall of Recognition. Since arriving at UGA in 1976, her grants total $22 million, she authored 135 publications and received the Heart of Gold Award from the AADD, All About Developmental Disabilities. All of our 2017 honorees and nominees continue the proud FACS tradition of providing life-changing opportunities for students, removing barriers to education through philanthropy and performing cutting-edge research focused on solving some of the world’s greatest problems.

Honor Hall of Recognition Inductee
Zolinda Stoneman Ph.D.
Director, UGA Institute on Human Development and Disability

Distinguished Alumni Award
Joan Fischer (MS ’82, Ph.D. ’92)
Professor, University of Georgia
Department of Foods and Nutrition

Emily Quinn Pou Professional Achievement Award
Meredith Gurley Johnson (BSFCS ‘00, M.Ed. ‘16)
Executive Director, UGA Alumni Association

Outstanding Service Award
Cindy Culver (BSFCS ‘95)
Director of School Nutrition, Marietta City Schools

Pacesetter Award
Amy Goss, Ph.D. (BSFCS ‘06)
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham
Department of Nutrition Sciences

Melissa Wilmarth (MS ‘08, Ph.D. ‘12)
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
Department of Consumer Sciences

FACS Appreciation Award
Sonia Steffes
Owner, Sonia Says

Creswell Award
Tracey Brigman (MS ‘92)
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
Department of Foods and Nutrition

Come celebrate fellow FACS alumni and friends at our 40th Annual Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. Registration opens on Jan. 2, 2017 at

Alumni Association Sponsorship Opportunities

When you support the FACS Alumni Association, you invest in scholarships, mentoring initiatives and networking events. The FACS Alumni 4-H Scholarship and FACS Alumni Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Scholarship are given annually to high school students who have excelled in local, state and national leadership with their respective organizations. For the past eight years, our primary alumni fundraiser has been a local 5K race, the Chilly Dawg, which has raised nearly $30,000.

This year, we are expanding your opportunities to reach the larger FACS community - over 20K alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and FACS supporters at multiple events throughout the year.

Become a sponsor today!

Holiday Early Registration for Chilly Dawg 5K

The annual Chilly Dawg 5K will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at Sandy Creek Park in Athens!

Early bird registration is now open and includes an early registration discount!

Showcase your business by sponsoring the event!

Click here to read all the details, register to run/walk, and become a supporter!

   FACS members of last years Class of 2016 Bulldog 100 with Dean Linda Fox

Seven FACS grads named to Bulldog 100

We are pleased to announce seven FACS graduates among the Class of 2017 Bulldog 100, the fastest growing UGA alumni “Bulldog” businesses.

The list of 100 is posted on the UGA Alumni Association website.

These individuals will be honored at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 and will be guests of the college for a celebratory breakfast the following morning.

The FACS recipients are:
Scott Edwards, ’02 BSFCS, Consumer Economics, Adaptive Medical Partners, Irving, Texas; Stephanie Bradshaw, ’89 BSHE, Furnishing & Interiors, The Stitchery, Rome; M. Chase Lawrence, ’05 BSFCS, Housing, College Town Properties, Athens; Katie Nichols, ’05 BSFCS, Consumer Economics, Entourage Clothing & Accessories Inc., Comer; Charlotte Lucas, ’03 BSFCS, Furnishing and Interiors, Charlotte Lucas Interiors, Charlotte; Ashley Johnson, ’05 BSFCS, Fashion Merchandising, Rumor Boutique, Macon; Callie Walker, ’09 BSFCS, Housing, Hughey and Neuman, Inc., Albany

Collegiate Tartan 25% discount for the holiday season

Official UGA tartan scarves, ties and other accessories are available and make great holiday gifts. Use promotion code 2016FALL in the coupon/discount box at checkout to receive a 25% discount on your purchase.

Purchase them at the Collegiate Tartan website

Dr. Kim Skobba will present at 2017 UGA Alumni Seminar

UGA's 2017 Alumni Seminar, "A Sense of Place," allows alumni and friends to reconnect while enjoying lectures by leading UGA faculty and exclusive campus tours. This year’s event, which will be held Feb. 17-18, will feature keynote speaker Roy Blount Jr., author, humorist and panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me. The Alumni Seminar also will feature our own Dr. Kim Skobba presenting on the tiny house movement. Register to attend the annual two-day educational gathering at

Alumni, Students, and Community Provide Personal Care to Students in Need

Led by the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS) and supported by FACS and Embark UGA, the “hygiene closet” provides essential need items to students that may not have the resources to purchase them on their own.

In recognition of this effort, the Athens Area Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association held their annual holiday celebration asking attendees to bring in donations. From all of us at FACS we’d like to thank the members of the Athens Area alumni chapter for their generous donations to this cause!

If you are interested in donating items to the hygiene closet or wish to make a monetary gift please contact the FACS Student Success and Advising Center or visit the hygiene closet webpage.

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