The UGA Graduate School takes a look back at its last 100 years with a new book, Centennial: Graduate Education at the University of Georgia 1910-2010.
From the school’s beginnings with fewer than 10 students to the more than 7,160 graduate students enrolled in more than 230 graduate programs in 2010, the book chronicles the historical narrative of the Graduate School, including the admission of women, integration and the school’s expansion.
The book features historic photos along with current campus scenes.
It has chapters on the school’s tenure under seven past deans and current Dean Maureen Grasso.
It also has profiles of distinguished alumni, from Bernice Cooper, the first woman to earn a doctorate at UGA, to Mary Frances Early, the first African-American graduate of UGA. There’s also a timeline with a list of Graduate School firsts.
The book is written by Cynthia Adams, editor of the Graduate School’s magazine, with photos from Nancy Evelyn, a university photographer for the past 20 years. Julie Sanders was the book’s graphic designer.
Centennial: Graduate Education at the University of Georgia 1910-2010 is available at the campus bookstore.