Alumni E-Newsletter, March 2018

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

Nominations now open for FACS Alumni Board


Pictured: 2017-18 FACS Alumni Board of Directors

Lead, shape and impact signature programming and initiatives. As a valued member of the FACS Alumni Board, you will build strategic relationships with students, faculty and other alumni. Nominations are due Friday, April 13.Nominate yourself or a friend!

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A celebration 100 years in the making


Pictured: FACS Ambassadors at the FACS 100 Gala

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences celebrated 100 years of offering programming at the University of Georgia at its FACS 100 Gala: A Centennial Celebration on Saturday, February 24 at The Classic Center.

More than 500 people attended the event, where the college recognized its Centennial Honorees and members of the Honor Hall of Recognition.

For a complete recap of the centennial celebration including photos, slideshows and the centennial video, courtesy of media partner Wier/Stewart, visit the FACS 100 Gala website.

Alumni Awards back in action!

The FACS Alumni Association Awards will return in spring 2019. Help us recognize the contributions of graduates and friends of the college.Click here for the list of alumni awards.

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40 Under 40 Nomination Deadline

40 Under 40 recognizes successful grads under the age of 40. The nomination deadline is April 6.

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Bulldog 100 Nomination Deadline

Bulldog 100 recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni each year. The nomination deadline is May 31.

Nominate a Business

FACS alumna to give TEDxUGA talk


Dr. DeRetta Cole Rhodes (BSFCS ’92, PHD ’10) is the chief human resources officer for YMCA of Metro Atlanta.

Previously, Dr. Cole Rhodes has held leadership positions at First Data, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc, Ernst & Young,, ADP and YUM brand.

Additionally, she previously served as President of the FACS Alumni Association Board.

Her experiences in the workforce inspired her dissertation focused on female leadership in corporate America.

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Share your story


"The faculty, staff and students at FACS seem to have the same goal: helping and supporting each other. Honestly, it is a normal phenomenon that an international student feels intimidated in new surroundings. However, the friendly atmosphere at FACS helped me overcome feelings of intimidation in new surroundings. Faculty are very open-minded to communication with students. It drives me to try diverse research works in our field."

-Wookjae Heo, Ph.D. ‘16

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100 Years Enriching Lives

Family and ConsumerSciences at UGA


Coming in June: A pictorial history of family and consumer sciences at UGA with special foreword from UGA President Jere Morehead

By Sharon Shannon-Paximadis

Through black and white and color photographs, biographies and timeline facts, “100 Years Enriching Lives: Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA,” celebrates a rich and unique history. This 140-page pictorial history chronicles an amazing journey from the founding of the Division of Home Economics in the aftermath of World War I through modern times and includes a glimpse at what the future holds.

Hardback, $34.95, Available June 2018

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FACS 100 Day of Giving


Pictured: FACS Ambassadors at Thank a Donor Day

In celebration of our centennial year, 27 individuals contributed a total of $2,090 toward the Centennial Endowment for Student Success. Thank you to those who gave and committed to the future of FACS students for the next 100 years!

For more information about the Centennial Endowment for Student Success or other giving opportunities, contact FACS Director of Development, Tricia White, at (706) 542-4946 or by email at

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Catch up with your department

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Foods and Nutrition

Human Development and Family Science

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Why Choose FACS?

Inspired by the Centennial Gala? Know someone interested in attending UGA? Encourage a student in your life to visit FACS. We have several opportunities for prospective students and guests to learn how we make a difference in our communities in career areas such as business, counseling, education, fashion, finance, healthcare, interior design, journalism, law, medicine, nutrition, policy, therapy, youth development, and more! We also offer group tours for schools and other organizations.

Important dates for 2018

Collegiate Tartan makes great graduation gifts!


Collegiate Tartan Apparel is ready to kick off the spring season with discounts up to 25 percent off on select items. Offers available until April 30. Enter code: UG25 in the coupon box at checkout.

Purchase them at the Collegiate Tartan website.

Proceeds from University of Georgia Tartan sales help fund department scholarships.

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