Alumni E-Newsletter, Fall 2019
Nominate today for FACS Alumni Awards
FACS is accepting nominations for the 42nd Annual FACS Alumni Association Awards!
These alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college have made significant contributions to the Alumni Association, the college, the profession and/or society in general. Do you have someone in mind? Take a moment to nominate an outstanding alumnus or friend of FACS today! Nominations are due October 1, 2019.
FACS Homecoming Tailgate
Join the fun as we celebrate UGA Homecoming vs. Kentucky and the start of FACS Week! This year's homecoming tailgate will have exciting changes, including a move to the front porch of Dawson Hall and live music from Underground Springhouse featuring our very own financial planning student Logan Harr.
Along with networking and reminiscing, you can enjoy a full meal*, a fun photo booth, face tattoos, giant Jenga and play a round of corn hole with friends. A UGA spirit squad is also scheduled to stop by.
You do not want to miss this family-friendly event with FACS alumni, staff, students and friends! *Beer and wine will be included with meal tickets for guests 21 and above. ID will be required.
Check your mailbox for the latest FACS Magazine
The annual magazine hit mailboxes in late August and features alumni profiles, campus news, class notes and more.
To view the entire magazine online, check out our Issuu page at https://issuu.com/ugafacs/docs/2019_facs_magazine/1?ff
Select articles are featured on our new FACS Magazine website at https://facsmag.uga.edu/As a reminder, all previous issues of the magazine can be found on the FACS Centennial website at /centennial/publications
FACS Alumni Association recognizes scholarship recipients
The FACS Alumni Association has awarded scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to three deserving recipients for the 2019-20 school year. For many years, the Alumni Association has funded two scholarships: the FACS Alumni 4-H Scholarship and the FACS Alumni Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Scholarship.
This year, the Alumni Association was able to provide additional support to fund a third award, the FACS Alumni Association Scholarship Scholarship. Read More
Opeyemi "Yemi" Adelugba
"I am appreciative of the FACS Alumni Scholarship. I am happy to see alumni passionate to giving back to current students in FACS. I remember switching to FACS and wanting to be more than a number. This scholarship allows me to feel as a person of importance, a person who can leave an impact. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to continue my college endeavors."
"I always have wanted to go to school forever. I love learning. But learning and earning a degree are privileges. It can be easy to get lost in the day to day stresses of homework and tests and work, but in the end, I am forever grateful for the opportunities I have at UGA. This scholarship means that I am able to continue investing, growing, and learning. I am able to pursue the privilege of education. I am incredibly humbled and grateful to have had received this scholarship and am dedicated to putting it to putting good back into the world through growth and gratitude."
"I am absolutely honored to have received this scholarship. Not only has it helped me afford books, but I have also met many incredible Alumni and FACS College members through it. I have truly felt support from the college and it has really helped me feel at home here at UGA."
Host an intern for the day
The University of Georgia Career Center is excited to announce a wonderful opportunity for alumni to expose students to potential career fields. Intern For A Day is a voluntary job shadowing experience. Students spend time observing and working with employees to gain an understanding of the culture of the organization.
IN THE NEWS
Fashion merchandising students compete for top T-shirt design.
Students in Dr. Laura McAndrews' Digital Apparel Design and Development Applications class will use their graphic design skills to create a T-shirt that encompasses the true essence of FACS. Students will create their original graphic designs in the newly gifted software Lectra Kaledo.
"What makes this project so impactful is how it mimics the apparel industry," said Dr. Laura McAndrews. "Students are so lucky to use the Lectra design software with the hopes of getting their original graphic design printed on t-shirts and worn by their peers! I am so excited for them!"
The winning design will be chosen by a vote from FACS students, faculty, staff and alumni during FACS Week in October and will be made available for purchase later this fall.
Over the next few weeks, students will interview faculty or other students from each of the four departments to gain a full understanding of the college and then incorporate their findings into the graphic design. Students will then begin capturing their design process using social media to market and encourage their peers and the FACS community to vote.
UGA Mentor Program – Connecting the Bulldog Family
Sandra Derrick (BSHE '76, MED '80) is a Double Dawg from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) with a passion for giving back to her alma mater. Derrick served on the FACS Alumni Association Board of directors as president, and this past spring she participated in the UGA Mentor Program pilot. Her mentee, Anna Schermerhorn '20, will be a UGA Mentor Program student ambassador this fall.Become a mentor today!
Demetric Evans, BSFCS '11 honored in UGA 40 under 40 Class of 2019
Demetric Evans, a Child and Family Development major, was named to the 40 under 40 class of 2019. He is a Captain for the NFL Trust/NFL Players Association and resides in Allen, Texas. Honorees will be celebrated at the 2019 40 under 40 Awards Luncheon. Learn more
The Institute on Human Development and Disability celebrates 50 years
Established in 1969, IHDD was established at the University of Georgia as part of a national network of federally-designated centers now known as University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD)Learn more
FACS alumni named to UGA Circle of Honor
FACS grads Jarvis Hayes (BSFCS '14) and Nick Cassini (BSFCS '01) will join the UGA Circle of Honor. The Circle of Honor is designed to pay tribute to extraordinary student-athletes and coaches who by their performance and conduct have brought honor to the university and themselves, and who by their actions have contributed to the tradition of the Georgia Bulldogs.
Send us your news
Do you have good news to share? Have you recently received a promotion or special recognition? The FACS Alumni Association would love to hear from you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have good news to share? Have you recently received a promotion or special recognition? The FACS Alumni Association would love to hear from you! Email us at FACSAlumni@uga.edu.Or share your story directly with our online form!
Catch up with your department
Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Human Development and Family Science
Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors
October 19, 2019
October 19-25, 2019
October 23, 2019
FACS Celebrating Excellence Awards Luncheon
Georgia Center Magnolia Ballroom
October 24, 2019
Dogs with the Dean
Pou's Pillars (in front of Dawson Hall)
December 13, 2019
February 13, 2020
FACS Day at the Capitol - /ssac/fdac
March 21, 2020
42nd Annual Alumni Awards Event
Bulldog Basics provides self-care and hygiene items to all students with a temporary or long-term need at no cost in discreet locations. All monetary donations are welcome and appreciated. Click the give button below, select College of Family and Consumer Sciences, then select the Student Success and Advising Center Fund. Please put "Bulldog Basics" in the Special Instructions/Comments section on the Gift Review page.
As FACS extends its legacy of learning into the second century, please consider giving to the Centennial Endowment for Student Success. Through this fund, students will receive support for activities involving student leadership, travel, professional development or any other opportunities that enhance the learning experience.For more information, please contact FACS Director of Development, Tricia White at 706-542-4860.
Alumni class notes
We are so proud of our alumni community. No matter where you are, we'd love to hear your success stories and find out more about your personal and professional achievements since leaving FACS.Interested in being published in the FACS Magazine? Submit a class note! The deadline to be published is May 15. /alumni/share_your_story
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