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UGA Alumni Association announces 2012 40 Under 40 class

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Alumni Association has announced the 40 Under 40 Class of 2012. The group will be recognized Sept. 20 at an awards luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium.

Selected from more than 400 nominations, the program recognizes 40 outstanding UGA graduates under the age of 40.

Criteria for the 40 Under 40 program include: making an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors; demonstrating a commitment to maintaining a lifelong relationship with the University of Georgia; and aspiring to uphold the principles manifested in the three Pillars of the Arch, which are wisdom, justice and moderation.
The Alumni Association accepted nominations for the 40 Under 40 from February-April. Nominees then submitted additional material, which was reviewed by a selection committee.

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 percent of UGA’s alumni earned degrees within the last 20 years.

The following is a list of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2012 by name, class year and hometown:

Lisa Blanco, 1995 and 1998, Atlanta
Heather Kaney Burge, 2003, Atlanta
Thomas J. Callaway, 2007, Athens
Jennifer L. Chapman, 1997, 1998 and 2002, Athens
Andrew Childers, 1998, Atlanta
Dhruti Contractor, 2000 and 2001, Grovetown
Peter Dale, 1999, Athens
Brian Dodson, 2002, Tacoma, Wash.
Jennifer Doobrow, 2003, Birmingham, Ala.
Corey Dortch, 2003, 2005 and 2011, Mableton
Jehan Y. El-Jourbagy, 2000 and 2003, Monticello
Stacey Evans, 2000 and 2003, Smyrna
Paton Faletti, 1999, Atlanta
Vivian Greentree, 2000 and 2001, Chesapeake, Va.
Lorraine Hawley, 1998, Arlington, Va.
Christie Haynes, 2010, Blakely
April Hembree Crow, 1995, Atlanta
Caree Joli Jackson, 2004 and 2008, Mableton
Scott Jones, 1995, Atlanta
Kelly Kautz, 1999 and 2002, Snellville
Camille Kesler, 1994, Atlanta
Keysha Lee, 1997, Chamblee
Andy Lipman, 1996, Norcross
Amy Loggins (Burton), 1995 and 1999, Marietta
Larry Lykins Jr., 1996, 1998 and 2001, Elijay
Kristen Manion Taylor, 1996 and 1997, Atlanta
Mike Martin, 1995, Dunwoody
Patrick Millsaps, 2000, Camilla
Christy Overall, 2005, Alpharetta
Brian Robinson, 1997, Atlanta
Christy Seyfert, 1998, Alexandria, Va.
Greg Skowronski, 1999, Atlanta
John W. Stephenson Jr., 1997 and 2000, Atlanta
Cabell Sweeney, 1995, Rome
Robert Teilhet, 1996 and 2000, Smyrna
Milton Troy, 2002, Virginia Beach, Va.
Drew Wade, 1997, Savannah
Kyle Wingfield, 2001, Atlanta
Joby Young, 2005 and 2009, Villa Rica
Lee Zell, 1996, Atlanta

For more detailed information on class members and the 40 Under 40 program, see