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Six industry ‘storytellers’ will be inducted into Grady Fellowship

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will welcome six industry leaders—including two from UGA—to its Grady Fellowship during All Fellows Day on Nov. 15. 

Established in 2008 to honor those whose influence, achievements and service to the media professions have enhanced the reputation of the Grady College, the fifth annual class includes Greg McGarity, UGA’s director of athletics; Horace Newcomb, director of the George Foster Peabody Awards at UGA; author Glen Finland; and businessmen Henry Grady III, Jeff Jowdy and Tim Mapes.

“Our 2012 inductees have one thing in common: they all understand how to tell the story of an organization, whether it is in academia, athletics, journalism, business, public relations or entrepreneurship,” said Dean E. Culpepper Clark. “As we celebrate ‘The Year of the Story,’ we are pleased to recognize these esteemed alumni and friends whose stories and achievements embody Grady ideals. We are honored to receive them into the fellowship.”

The evening—which also will feature a special tribute to late Grady Fellows Don Perry, Conrad Fink, Gene Methvin and Otis Brumby—will cap off All Fellows Day. Earlier in the day, four Grady alumni and writers will celebrate “The Year of the Story” by sharing insights on recently published books covering a variety of topics. The event will be open to the public and held at noon in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The Grady Fellowship Tribute Evening V induction ceremony will be held at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center as part of the broader festivities surrounding the college’s All Fellows Day. The tribute gala begins with a 6 p.m. reception, and the dinner ceremony will follow at 7 p.m. Tickets for the tribute are $75 and can be purchased at

All Fellows Day also will include a panel discussion with Finland, Chris Dixon, Mark Schlabach and Steve Sears. They will discuss their writing processes and the art and power of storytelling. Valerie Boyd, the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, and Vicki Michaelis, the Carmical Distinguished Professor of Sports Journalism, will moderate the panel.