Alumni E-Newsletter, December 2017

March 24th, 2017 Contact: Alexis Morgan  |  706-542-3386  | More about Alexis


The College of Family and Consumer Sciences can trace its origins back to February 1918, when the Division of Home Economics within the University of Georgia College of Agriculture was approved. The first students enrolled in September 1918. In 2018, the college will celebrate 100 years of offering home economics and family and consumer sciences programming at UGA. This year will be filled with many exciting events!


Let the kickoff begin!

On Monday, January 15, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences will kick off the centennial year with the Athens MLK Day of Service. Our goal is to display “100 faces of service” on our website – images of FACS students, faculty, staff and alumni participating in volunteer activities.

Please share your MLK Day involvement on social media using the hashtag #FACS100.

Grab your friends and family and join a volunteer project in your community!

Click Here For More Information   Register Today!

FACS 100 Gala: A Centennial Celebration

It's a party!

The FACS 100 Gala will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018. This event will be a celebration of the past, present, and the future of family and consumer sciences at UGA, and our mission of strengthening families and communities.

Please join us for a special evening honoring the FACS 100 Centennial Honorees and members of the Honor Hall of Recognition.

Reserve Your Gala Ticket Become a Sponsor

Book to chronicle college's origins, growth


One of the many highlights of 2018 will be the publication of a 140-page pictorial history book about the origins and growth of family and consumer sciences at UGA.

The book, “100 Years Enriching Lives: A Pictorial History of Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA” will be available for purchase in summer 2018 and will include photos, timeline information and little-known facts about this amazing history.

Orders will be handled by The University of Georgia Press (

FACS 100 Exhibit


The exhibit, featuring photos and artifacts from the college’s history, will open January 22 and will run through May 18, 2018.

For more information, visit or call (706) 542-7123.

Bulldog 100 Honorees

Congratulations to our six graduates named Bulldog 100 honorees for having the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. For more information on the Bulldog 100 Celebration or for a full list of honorees, please visit

Adaptive Medical Partners
Scott Bradley Edwards (BSFCS ’02)

Charlotte Lucas Interior Design
Charlotte Lucas (BSFCS ’05)

Pineapple House Interior Design
Amber Gizzi (BSFCS ’14)

Rumor Boutique
Ashley Johnson (BSFCS ’03)

The Stitchery
Stephanie Bradshaw (BSHE ’89)

Wier / Stewart LLC
Daniel Stewart (BSFCS ’05)


Alumni Spotlights

Double Dawg Lilly Workneh, (ABJ ’12, BSFCS ’12) was recently named to Forbes 30 under 30: Media. [Read More]

Donna Martin, (BSHE, ’75), President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is turning heads with her innovative approach to fighting childhood obesity.

[Read More]

Tartan for the holidays!


Collegiate Tartan Apparel wants to make your holidays even more special by offering 50% off your school tartan scarf.

Enter the code: Santa in the coupon box at checkout. Offer available until 12/31/17.

Purchase them at the Collegiate Tartan website

Fall Convocation


Pictured here left to right: Reggie Glover (HDFS), Student Challenge Speaker, Dean Linda Kirk Fox and Apurba Banerjee (TMI), Student Perspective Speaker

We recognized more than 120 students at Convocation on Friday, December 15. To see images from the event, click here.

For profiles of some of our outstanding December graduates, visit our Flickr album.

New fundraising opportunity to celebrate centennial


In celebration of our centennial year, we will be fundraising to fully fund the FACS Centennial Endowment for Student Success. The endowment will provide student support including, but not limited to, student leadership, travel, professional development, and other activities that support and enhance the learning experience for FACS students.

On February 23, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the day the Georgia State College of Agriculture approved the first degree program for women, we will host the FACS 100 Day of Giving. On this day, we are looking to gain 100 donors who will help us provide our students with exceptional opportunities by giving to the Centennial Endowment for Student Success.

Can’t wait and want to give today? Use the button below to give to the Centennial Endowment for Student Success or view other giving opportunities available at FACS.

For more information, please contact FACS Development Coordinator Libby Shepherd at or (706) 542-4881.

Donate Today!

Catch up with your department!

Financial planning, housing and consumer economics

Foods and nutrition

Human development and family science

Textiles, merchandising and interiors

Important Dates

  • Monday, January 15, 2018

    Athens MLK Day of Service
    Location: Athens and Statewide, Time: All Day
    Check local UGA Extension

  • Monday, January 22 - May 18, 2018

    FACS 100 Exhibit - Open Doors: 100 Years of Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA
    Location: UGA Special Collections Library 

  • Monday, January 29 - Friday, February 2, 2018

    FHCE Showcase Week
    Location: Athens 

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018

    FHCE Internship/Career Fair, Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Financial Planning Banquet, Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Athens

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    FACS Day at the Capitol
    Location: Georgia State Capitol, Time: TBD

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018

    FACS 100 Gala: A Centennial Celebration
    Location: Classic Center, Athens, Time: 6 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    UGA Trivia Night
    Location: Atlanta, Time: TBD

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