Grady College announces new class of Fellows

The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will induct eight new members into the Grady Fellowship May 6, 2016.

Established in 2008, the Grady Fellowship honors friends of the college whose accomplishments, friendship and service to the industries they serve have made a positive impact on Grady College. This year’s list of honorees includes Tony Barnhart, Eddie Garrett, Jeff Gregor, Jan Jones, Brad MacAfee, Hala Moddelmog and Monica Kaufman Pearson.

Ernie Johnson Jr., who is being honored with a Grady College alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, will also be inducted into the fellowship.

“The Fellows represent the iconic figures of Grady’s past, present and future,” said Charles Davis, dean of Grady College. “They stand as the embodiment of the college’s values and surround us with their achievements. This year’s class underscores the reach and scope of careers launched at Grady, with stars and opinion makers in each of the disciplines taught in our classrooms.”

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Happy Birthday to Lessie Smithgall

If it was not for Lessie Smithgall, the Peabody Awards may not be at the University of Georgia. Or, the awards may not be around at all.

In a year when the prestigious Peabody Awards turn 75, Smithgall celebrates her 105th birthday on April 1.

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