Edwin Hammond vlog
by Edwin Hammond

DARCOMM Video Tips

In the days of yore, you needed an actual video camera to make videos. In today’s modern world, though, if you have a smartphone, you’ve got a movie-making machine right in the palm of your hand. With such easy access to a…
Orientation Leaders
by Elizabeth Elmore

DAR Orientation Outreach

Each summer, thousands of students and their parents descend on Athens to participate in UGA’s New Student Orientation. And when we say “summer,” we mean all summer: Click to enlarge The students have applied to UGA, accepted admission,…
UGA Alumni Chapters
by Sarah Sonenberg

Alumni Chapters: Getting Every Bulldog Committed to Georgia

Here at the Alumni Association, the Chapters program extends beyond Athens, beyond Georgia, and engages alumni around the world - including London. In 2017 the Alumni Association restructured the Chapters program. Since these changes were…
Alumni Engagement
by Meredith Gurley Johnson

How Does Alumni Relations Measure Engagement?

You know the parable about the starfish on the beach, right? To summarize, an elderly man walks on a deserted beach. He comes upon a boy surrounded by thousands of starfish. The young boy picks up the starfish one by one and throws them back…
UGA Alumni Events
by Meredith Gurley Johnson

Everything You Should Know about Planning an Alumni Event

An amazing event can create amazing engagement opportunities, corral a willing audience to hear your pitch, energize your cause. Events are incredibly time consuming. They are deceptively difficult to pull-off, and they can negatively impact…
UGA Alumni
by Meredith Gurley Johnson

Who Do I Follow?

With just about 20 Alumni Relations staff, and over 318,000 living alumni, the alum to staff ratio is about 15,900 alumni to each staff member in the Office of Alumni Relations.  This of course, does not count all of the great work managed…