A tradition, a trust

Grady College announces recipients of 2015 Alumni Awards

The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is pleased to honor four outstanding graduates with 2015 Alumni Awards.

"Recipients of Grady's annual Alumni Awards serve as a vivid reminder of the excellence of our graduates, and of the varied paths they take upon graduation," said Charles Davis, dean of the Grady College. "From the boardroom to the classroom, Grady graduates lead. This year's winners embody the fine work being done by Grady alums far and wide, and serve as a point of pride for all of us."

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What it means to make Grady home

In the weeks leading up to the Grady College Centennial Weekend, April 16-19, we'll feature a guest blog post authored by a preselected alumnus/alumna. For ways in which students, faculty, alumni, donors and friends can share Grady College memories and photos in honor of the centennial year, please visit grady100.uga.edu.

I first heard about Grady College my sophomore year of high school. One day in April of 2004, four students came to my journalism class to visit. They were older, tall, witty, and full of confidence. Immediately following, everything I did was aspirational-I wanted to be them. I wanted to know what they knew.

I was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, so the University of Georgia was never far away. I saw red and black everywhere I went. To be or not to be… a Bulldawg shouldn't have been the question, but it was. In full disclosure, I thought I wanted to be a Trojan.

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