Entries by Spencer Eckart

Grady College holds memorial tribute to Don Carter, commemorates Endowment for Journalism Excellence

Dean Charles Davis speaks at a memorial tribute to Don Carter on Oct. 12, 2017. Editor: Stephanie Moreno This story was originally published on the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications’ website on October 19, 2017. Grady College faculty, alumni and friends celebrated a memorial tribute to alumnus Don Carter (ABJ ’38) and commemorated the Don […]

State-of-the-art lab opens for athletic training students

DONATION HELPS FUND REALISTIC MANNEQUINS TO HELP SIMULATE INJURIES, EXAMINATIONS This news release was originally published by UGA Today on October 20, 2017. Writer: Kristen Morales Contact: Bud Cooper  Athens, Ga. – Athletic training students and faculty at the University of Georgia have a new way to learn about sports injuries and treatments thanks to a recent […]

$1 million gift enables UGA to transform historic barn on Griffin campus into Dundee Café

CAFÉ ALSO WILL DISPLAY ARCHIVAL MATERIALS THAT DOCUMENT CAMPUS, COMMUNITY HISTORY This news release was originally published by UGA Today on October 12, 2017. Writer: Sam Fahmy Contact: Lew Hunnicutt Athens, Ga. – A historic structure at the heart of the University of Georgia Griffin campus will undergo a $1 million renovation thanks to a gift from […]

Strengthening the academic community

Endowed faculty positions on the rise at UGA The number of endowed faculty positions continues to rise at the University of Georgia, now reaching 276, up from 227 at the end of FY13—an increase of more than 20 percent over four years. An endowed chair or professorship recognizes exceptional teaching and research productivity and is […]

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation commits $1.5 million to support need-based aid at UGA

This news release was originally published by UGA Today on October 2, 2017. Pictured above: The Home Depot co-founder Arthur M. Blank (center) with his late mother, Molly, and his brother, Michael. (Credit: The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation) Athens, Ga. – The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has committed $1.5 million to the University of […]

The Cousins Foundation makes gift to support scholarships, endow UGA swim and dive coach

Writer: Elizabeth R. Elmore, eelmore@uga.edu Contact: Jill Walton, 706-369-5975, jwalton@uga.edu Photo Credit: Duane Stork Athens, Ga. – The Cousins Foundation, Inc. has committed more than $5 million to the University of Georgia to support need-based scholarships for students and to permanently endow the UGA head swimming and diving coach position. “I want to thank The […]

UGA law school creates Veterans Legal Services Clinic

Writer: Heidi Murphy Contact: Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge 706-542-7140, borut@uga.edu Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law is establishing a Veterans Legal Services Clinic funded by a lead gift from renowned trial attorney and alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. in memory of his father, Lt. Cmdr. James E. Butler Sr., who was a fighter pilot […]

UGA’s Bonbright Center expands research into regulatory economics

Author: David Dodson Contact: David B. Mustard The James C. Bonbright Center for the Study of Regulation is expanding its research activities, adding new support for faculty scholarship and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Georgia. Housed in the Department of Economics, the Bonbright Center was established in 1990 to host an annual conference on […]

A.J. Green Gives Back to UGA

A.J. Green left his stamp on the University of Georgia’s football program as a playmaking pass catcher. He now has built upon his legacy, not only as an NFL superstar, but also through his generosity to UGA. Earlier this year, he received UGA’s 2017 Young Alumni Award for his selfless attitude. Since joining the Cincinnati Bengals, Green has shown […]

Educators’ gift inspires others to ‘pay it forward’

THE DR. JOHNNY SANDERS JR. AND DR. RUBYE COLEMAN-SANDERS TEACHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND WILL HELP FUTURE TEACHERS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS This news release was originally written by Kristen Morales and published on UGA Today on June 22, 2017. Athens, Ga. – A planned gift from a University of Georgia alumni couple will help first-generation college students […]