The University of Georgia Alumni Association announces its inaugural 40 Under 40 class. The group will be celebrated at a Sept. 15 awards luncheon at the Intercontinental Buckhead.
Chosen from nearly 500 nominations, the program recognizes 40 graduates under the age of 40 who represent the best of UGA alumni. To view the inaugural class, see www.uga.edu/alumni/40u40.
The criteria for the 40 Under 40 includes: making an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors; demonstrating dedication to UGA and its mission of teaching, research and service; and representing the very best of UGA graduates.
The Alumni Association accepted nominations for the 40 Under 40 from February to April. The nominees then submitted additional material that was provided to an external selection committee for review.
Alumni Association Executive Director Deborah Dietzler said it is important to engage and maintain a lifelong relationship with the university’s ever-growing young alumni population. “Of the 270,000 living UGA alums, approximately 93,000 qualified for this program,” said Dietzler. More than 51% of UGA’s alumni base earned degrees within the last 20 years.
For more information on 40 Under 40, see www.uga.edu/alumni/40u40.
|Mary Paige Adams||1998, 2002||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Keith Blackwell||1996||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Brian Bordainick||2007||New Orleans, La.|
|Mark Bullock||1995||Montgomery, Al.|
|Chris Carr||1995, 1999||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Lance Compton||1995||Flowery Branch, Ga.|
|Chris Cummiskey||1996||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Carlton DeVooght||1994, 1997||St. Simons Island, Ga.|
|Edward Garrett||1994, 2008||Alexandria, Va.|
|William Gentry||2005||Greensboro, N.C.|
|Lisa Gipson||1995, 2001||Smyrna, Ga.|
|Garrett Gravesen||2003||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Tareq Hawasli||2002||London, U.K.|
|Matthew Hunt||1997||Washington, D.C.|
|Josh Jackson||1994||Decatur, Ga.|
|Rebecca Lang||1999||Athens, Ga.|
|Vance Leavy||1994||St. Simons Island, Ga.|
|Joel McElhannon||1994||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Kim Reagin Metcalf||1993, 1996||Watkinsville, Ga.|
|Daniel Minnich||1994, 2000||Herndon, Va.|
|Bart Newman||1999, 2005||Marietta, Ga.|
|Allison O’Kelly||1994||Farmington, Conn.|
|Sohyun Park||2006||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Katherine Parker||1994, 1999||Raleigh, N.C.|
|Christy Redd||2002||Griffin, Ga.|
|Shyam Reddy||2000||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Deondra Rose||2005||Ithaca, N.Y.|
|Teddy Russell||1998||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Palmer Sanford||2001, 2010||Smyrna, Ga.|
|Raj Shah||2006, 2010||Atlanta, GA|
|Beth Shapiro||1999 (BS/MS)||University Park, Pa.|
|Billy Skaggs||1996, 2006||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Matt Stinchcomb||1998||Peachtree City, Ga.|
|Matthew Suber||2009||Ramstein AFB, Germany|
|Sacha Taylor||1999, 2005||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Holly Thomas||1993||Smyrna, Ga.|
|Catherine Trieschmann||2001||Hays, Kan.|
|Jud Turner||1997||Griffin, Ga.|
|Julie Wade||1996, 2000||Savannah, Ga.|
|Leo Welf||1995||Atlanta, Ga.|