It is with sadness that we announce the death of alumnus Tom N. Lentz (MA '79).
The following is a remembrance written by former faculty member and fellow alumnus Ron Lane (ABJ '63, MA '65):
"Tom was a highly successful graduate. He also was a major Grady New York City connection at Ogilvy & Mather, DARC'Y and other agencies for Grady students wanting to work in New York. He hosted and spoke to countless UGA New York advertising trip students, did interviews and assisted in job searches for undergrads for many years. He counseled fresh grads working in New York about the next step in their careers. He and his wife hosted the advertising students in his home on several occasions. He held senior positions in a number of New York City agencies and later was the dead of the premier division of Broyhill Industries. As a graduate student, he worked with a number of faculty, classes and the Ad Club. Prior to Grady, he taught at Wofford College."
Lentz was included in a recent Advertising Age article about David Ogilvy, supplying the magazine with many of the historical memos from Ogilvy.
With the echo of "We are Grady" ringing in the air, the house lights came on an audience full of passion and pride for Grady College, as the centennial gala ended with an energized crowd of nearly 400 alumni, faculty and students at The Classic Center April 18, 2015.
"I am overwhelmed with joy and satisfaction," said Charles Davis, dean of Grady College about the four-day celebration. "What a celebration it was, and what pride and joy reflected in the faces of so many of our own at the Classic Center Saturday night. It was one for the ages."
The evening began with a welcome from UGA President Jere W. Morehead during which time he talked about Grady’s leadership in education.