Campus News

New retirees reception

The Office of the President, the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and the UGA Retirees Association will host a reception April 30 for UGA faculty, staff and administrators who retired between May 2014 and April 2015.

The new retirees, who were mailed invitations to the event, will be presented with certificates thanking them for their service to the university.

The keynote speaker for the event will be University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby.

Information will be available at the reception about UGARA and also the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, an organization open to Athens-area residents older than age 50. OLLI offers members access to courses, social events, travel opportunities and other activities.

UGARA includes all UGA retirees-faculty, staff and administrators-who become members when they officially retire from the university. UGARA is governed by a council of elected members who serve three-year terms.

The council members for 2014-2015 are Brahm Verma, president; Tom Lauth, vice president; Kathy Hoard, secretary; Sharron Thompson, treasurer; as well as Tommy Altman, Ruth Bettandorff, Freda Scott Giles, Sharron Hannon and Ed Kanemasu.

Lauth will succeed Verma as president of the council for 2015-2016. Incoming council members for next year include Mark Eason, Paul Kurtz and Tom Landrum, who will succeed council members who have completed their service.

For more information about UGARA, see or visit the UGARA Facebook page.