Alumni E-Newsletter, September 2018
Accepting nominations for FACS Alumni Awards
Help us recognize the contributions of graduates and friends of our college by nominating outstanding individuals or organizations for the 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.
Nominations are due October 1, 2018.
Save the date!
The FACS Alumni Association Awards event will be held on March 2, 2019.
For more information, click here or email email@example.com.
It's time to come home
Join the fun as we celebrate UGA Homecoming, the start of FACS Week and the remainder of our centennial year. You do not want to miss this family friendly event with FACS alumni, staff, students and friends!
The tailgate will begin 2.5 hours prior to the Georgia vs. Vanderbilt kickoff behind Dawson Hall.
Tailgate packages including game tickets are available for purchase. Game ticket inventory is limited and sold on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, please visit: www.fcs.uga.edu/FACSHC18
Purchase a FACS pictorial history book
The FACS pictorial history book, 100 Years Enriching Lives: Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA, chronicles an amazing journey from the founding of the Division of Home Economics in 1918 through modern times.
Distributed by University of Georgia Press, the book is $34.95. To order go to ugapress.org or call (800) 848-6224.Order Now!
IN THE NEWS
From the beginning, Brooke Patterson knew she wanted to have a career in fashion.
During her high school years she worked in intimate apparel and noticed the market did not communicate well with the everyday woman.
Fueled by a passion to create an inclusive and diverse space during her college years, Patterson created The Agency, a student organization that specializes in giving future models, photographers, stylists and makeup artists opportunities to build their portfolio.
She is now the founder and owner of Brooke Shereé Lingerie, an online boutique and popup launched in 2017.
Click here to hear more on Brooke and her luxury lingerie line, Brooke Shereé Lingerie, an Atlanta-based company that caters to the bridal market.
Micronutrient video project supported by Anne Sweaney Innovation Fund
Arthur Grider, associate professor in the department of foods and nutrition, is this year’s recipient of the Anne Sweaney Innovation Fund for his project to develop animated videos that will enhance teaching and learning of the cellular and biochemical metabolism of iron.
Grider teaches courses in micronutrient nutrition. He said the videos will help students’ understanding of cellular processes. Click here for full story
Big bucks, Big Apple: Financial planning student earns scholarship, NYC trip
FACS senior financial planning major Victoria Santini has been named one of 12 recipients of the TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Scholarship. This program awards $5,000 scholarships to 12 outstanding students pursuing degrees in financial planning. Santini is the lone recipient from UGA.
Nominations open for TEDxUGA - March 2019
Do you know an alumnus, faculty or staff member who would be interested in speaking at TEDxUGA? Click here to submit a nomination
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.
FACS Week and Homecoming Tailgate
Mark your calendar! The 4th annual FACS Week will be held October 6-12.
FACS week will kick off on Saturday, October 6 at the FACS Homecoming Tailgate prior to the Georgia vs. Vanderbilt football game.
For more information on FACS Week events, please visit
Monday, September 24, 2018
Women of UGA Mentorship Monday
Tuesday, October 9
Dogs with the Dean
Athens, GA | Pou’s Pillars
Friday, October 12
FACS Celebrating Excellence Awards Luncheon
Catch up with your department
Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Human Development and Family Science
Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors
“The University of Georgia is a wonderful place, but it is a big place. When I discovered Dawson Hall, I knew I had found the college that was right for me. The overwhelming sense of community and belonging that I found in FACS still resonates with me today…. FACS offered the ability to learn these complicated ideas and then help use them to better the lives of people in our communities. My wealth management team uses these skills every day when working with our client and I sincerely believe that the success that our clients enjoy through our financial planning process is a direct result of the time I spent in Dawson Hall.”
– Chris Lane, BSFCS ’07
Why Choose FACS?
Fall is a great time to learn more about FACS! Do you 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, culinary science, education, extension, fashion, financial planning, healthcare, residential interior design, journalism, law, medicine, non-profits, nursing, policy, therapy, youth development, and more!
Consider supporting the College of Family and Consumer Sciences by making a gift today. Every gift has an impact on the lives of the FACS community.
For more information, please contact FACS Director of Development, Tricia White at 706-542-4860.
The Student Success and Advising Center will host Get Into Career Gear again this fall. The event is a personalized shopping experience for university students who may have a need for professional apparel. The event will take place on Thursday, November 8th.
We need FACS alumni to donate professional apparel during the FACS Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, October 6th.
Please email Brennen Salmon with questions regarding the event or if you’re unable to bring donations to the tailgate.
We Are FACS campaign showcases college’s diverse career paths
Early exposure to research fueled Akinniyi’s passion for discovery