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Tech industry leader, academic honors UGA mentor with scholarship

The Dr. Jeffrey W. Smith Georgia Commitment Scholarship is named for Dr. Greg Lavender's mentor, a computer science pioneer for UGA.
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Innovators’ Pledge Profile – Jeff & Alice Jones

Jeff Jones (BBA ’93) is CEO of Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic), a technology consulting firm, based in Alpharetta, GA.   Alice Jones (BBA ’94), was the driving force behind the company’s initial B Corporation certification.  Born…
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Innovators’ Pledge Profile: Katherine Shayne

Katherine Shayne (BSENVE ’16, MS ’18) is co-founder and CEO of Can I Recycle This?, a web resource that aims to empower citizens to change their local communities; modernize environmental education around recycling; partner with municipalities…
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Innovators’ Pledge Profile: Mark Mahoney 

Mark Mahoney (BBA ’83) is co-founder and CEO of Jackrabbit Technologies, an online class management software company based in North Carolina. The company provides class management software for gymnastics, dance, swim, cheer, music and childcare…
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Innovators’ Pledge Profile: T.J. Callaway IV

T.J. Callaway (BBA ’07) is the founder and CEO of Onward Reserve, a gift and apparel retail brand founded in Athens, GA in 2012. The business has been part of the Bulldog 100 five times. It includes 12 locations as well as an e-commerce…

Isakson gift caps $4.5 million fundraising effort for Parkinson’s research chair

Fundraising for the faculty leadership position included a gift from the former U.S. Senator the position is named to honor.

Experiential learning gave Destiny Favors the experience of a lifetime

A senior from Washington, GA, majoring in finance, Destiny Favors was awarded the Correll Scholarship in 2018 as a second-year student.

New meal plan scholarship named for “Miss Sandra”

Campus legend Sandra Patterson will have a meal plan scholarship named in her honor after a $25K+ crowdfunding campaign.

$1 million gift to promote Terry College Sustainability Initiative

UGA received a $1M pledge to the Terry College of Business to launch Terry’s Sustainability Initiative & fund faculty support for the endeavor.
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Former UGA football star Matthew Stafford pledges $1.5 million to alma mater

Former UGA and current Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly have committed to a gift to the university totaling $1.5 million.