Audrey Greeson Brings Experience at UGA To Position as Center Administrative Specialist

Audrey Greeson, a native of Elberton, joined the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia in July as administrative specialist.

“This is a challenge,” said Greeson, 33. “I have to wear several different hats. It keeps me busy, which I like.”

Her duties include overseeing domestic and international accounts for the Center, payroll management and planning travel arrangements for Center staff and Grady faculty traveling on Cox Center projects.

The Center is a unit of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

“I’ve been made to feel very welcome since I’ve come to Grady,” Greeson said. “The people are very genuine. I like the mix of people we have here at the Center.”

Greeson is no stranger to UGA. She has also worked for the Physical Plant, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the UGA Foundation.

“We’re very fortunate to have someone with Audrey’s range of experiences and talents join the Center,” Cox Center Director Lee B. Becker said. “She quickly demonstrated her capability by helping us with budgets for the new academic year.”

“I like being around students,” Greeson said. “It’s a little more relaxed, even if you’re in a really busy job.”

Greeson completed a B.A. in sociology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at UGA in December 2003 but continues to take courses in computer networking at Athens Technical College.

“Education to me is a never-ending process,” Greeson said. “It’s important to me.”

While in college, Greeson worked as a veterinary assistant at Elberton Animal Hospital, where she assisted in surgeries, filled prescriptions and nursed animals.

“We’ve had pets as long as I can remember,” said Greeson, who currently has nine dogs, two cats, goats, chickens and a donkey at her Elberton home. “I used to ride horses when I was a teenager. I’ve just always loved animals because no matter what they love you back. They don’t judge you or argue back.”

Greeson is particularly fond of a particular type of dog, the Georgia Bulldogs. The mascot for the University of Georgia teams is the bulldog.

“It’s great to be back on campus working for a school I love,” she said