As the University of Georgia prepares to welcome thousands of alumni back to campus for the 2015 Homecoming weekend, let us remember the important role that our graduates play in the continued success of this institution.
University of Georgia alumni are making a difference in organizations and communities throughout Georgia and around the world. Our alumni include founders and owners of innovative businesses; executives in health care, finance, government, and philanthropy; scientists and medical professionals; educators and many more.
As UGA alumni assume leadership roles, many of them give back to their alma mater by mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. They also give back to the University by contributing financially to support the institution’s tripartite mission of teaching, research, and service. Alumni made up a significant portion of the nearly 64,000 contributors who helped set a new record in fundraising of nearly $144.2 million in fiscal year 2015.
The University of Georgia is fortunate to have such generous and dedicated alumni who are making a positive impact on future generations of students. I look forward to celebrating our shared history this Homecoming weekend.