A graduate of George Washington University, Doris also appreciates the opportunities her education afforded her. Through Michael, she’s formed a close connection to the University of Georgia. The couple has two daughters, Allison (MACC ’14) and Brittany (AB ’10), who are UGA graduates. She also enjoys spending time with the students that she and Michael support through the Georgia Commitment Scholarship program. From overcoming long commutes or paving the way as first-generation college students, she admires the students’ drive and resilience.
“These are incredibly impressive and passionate students who are engaged with their studies,” said Doris. “When you consider what they’ve had to do to commit to their academics—they are exceptional.”
Though the Boudens now live outside of Boston, distance has not diminished their dedication to the university. In fact, the arrival of their first grandchild has already inspired dreams of a future Bulldog in the family.
“The UGA community exists around the world,” said Michael. “You have this institution that you can come back to, that you can continue to feel a part of. And that’s a lifelong experience. It’s terrific for our family to have that connection and continuity.”