About Alumni:

UGA alumni are always welcome to visit, either in person or through this Web site. A good place to begin your on-campus visit is the UGA Alumni Association office, located in the Wray-Nicholson House on Hull Street.

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Drop by for a visit!

Our mailing address is:

UGA Alumni Association
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens, GA 30602-6372

You can also reach us by phone:

706-542-2251 or
800-606-8786 (toll-free)

Atlanta Alumni Center (directions)
3475 Lenox Rd. NE Suite 870
Atlanta, Ga. 30326

404-814-8820
fax: 404-814-8819

Executive Director
Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square
3475 Lenox Rd. NE
Atlanta GA  30326
404-814-8820
mgurley@uga.edu

Meredith Gurley Johnson has worked in higher education advancement for 11 years. Prior to joining the Office of Alumni Relations, she worked in the central development office and also served as the alumni relations coordinator for UGA's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

 

In 2001, Meredith moved to Atlanta to work for the UGA Alumni Association as its first Atlanta program coordinator based out of a new facility in Buckhead. Over the years, Meredith has put various signature programs into place, from alumni gatherings to Bulldog 100 to the UGA Days Tour. In late 2014, she was named executive director of alumni relations, overseeing all UGA Alumni Association engagement activities, including student programs, young alumni outreach, regional programs, communications, and collaborative projects around campus.

 

Most importantly, she is a proud 2000 graduate of UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and is currently on her way to becoming a double Dawg as she pursues a master's degree in education. As a student, Meredith was an active member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, serving as membership vice president.

 

Meredith lives in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs with her husband, two children, and golden retriever.

 

Associate Director of Alumni Events
Wray-Nicholson House
298 South Hull Street
Athens GA 30602
706-542-8149
kateb1@uga.edu
Director of Alumni Programs
Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square
3475 Lenox Rd. NE
Atlanta GA 30326
404-814-8820
fbeusse@uga.edu

Frances Beusse has been with the Office of Alumni Relations since 2011. As the director of alumni programs, she is responsible for developing program strategy, especially as it relates to the metro Atlanta area, home to nearly one-third of UGA alumni. She also manages signature events (Bulldog 100,40 Under 40 and the annual UGA Day Tour) and coordinates the Atlanta AlumniCorporate Chapters.
 
Frances has a passion for event planning, program management and the University of Georgia, having previously worked in the university’s Office of Special Events and the Terry College of Business Office of ExecutivePrograms.
 
Frances earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UGA in 2006 while also minoring in music. She has earned certificates in business leadership, and conference and meeting management from UGA. The alumna lives in Marietta, Georgia, with her husband, Thomas (AB ’08) and son, Quinton.

Associate Director of Alumni Chapters
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens GA 30602
706-542-2251
obrownin@uga.edu
Associate Director of Outreach
Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square
Atlanta GA 30326
404-814-8818
lmassee@uga.edu
Director of Alumni Programs
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens GA 30602
(706) 542-8054
lbcook@uga.edu

Lauren Cook joined the Office of Alumni Relations in May 2015. She serves as the director of alumni programs, leading the office’s programming strategy, overseeing student and chapter engagement activities, and guiding the planning of several key events, including Founders Day, Dawg Trot and the Alumni Awards Luncheon. Prior to joining the team, Lauren worked in the Office of Special Events and served as the Event Coordinator for Georgia Museum of Art. 

 

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Lauren followed her older sister to UGA for college and never looked back. She holds a bachelor's degree in history, an MHP in historic preservation and a graduate certificate in management of nonprofit organizations. 

Assistant Director of Alumni Chapters
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens GA 30602
706-542-2251
dianaf@uga.edu

Diana Fontaine (AB ’15, BS ’15) joined the Office of Alumni Relations in June 2015. As assistant director of alumni chapters, she organizes and trains regional chapter leaders and serves as a resource to cultivate meaningful alumni engagement nationwide. She also assists with programs such as the Alumni Leadership Assembly, Freshman Send-Offs and game watching parties.

Diana was a lifelong resident of Nashville, Tennessee, prior to enrolling at the University of Georgia, where she graduated with undergraduate degrees in economics and psychology. During her time as a UGA student, she interned in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and was a member of the Arch Society. Diana enjoys the Classic City’s vibrant music culture and the rich traditions of her alma mater.

Student Engagement Coordinator
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens GA 30602
706-542-2251
hhilgers@uga.edu
Business Manager
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens GA 30602
706-542-2745
slanders@uga.edu

Shea Landers joined the UGA Alumni Association staff in 2000 as business manager. She began her University of Georgia career in 1985 with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She enjoys working with her fellow staff members to execute great alumni events and she also enjoys getting to know alumni and members of the UGA community.

 

Shea lives in Jefferson, Georgia, with her daughters, Renee, Jennifer and Paige, and her grandson, Jaxxon.

Administrative Assistant
Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square
3475 Lenox Rd. NE
Atlanta GA 30326
404-814-8820
tamanuel@uga.edu

Tanera Manuel joined the Alumni Relations staff in February 2013. As an administrative assistant, her responsibilities include compiling data for various alumni events as well as assist with the planning and execution of several Alumni Association signature events.

 

In May of 2009 she began her collegiate career at Georgia Southern University and by May 2012, she attained a bachelor's of sciences in hotel and restaurant management with a minor in business administration. As her love for the hospitality industry grew, she was also fascinated by how the University and the surrounding community merged to create a culture within itself. That same atmosphere is what drew her to work for the University of Georgia. 

 

Tanera's hobbies include reading, experimenting in the kitchen and spending time with family and friends.

Associate Director of Student Engagement
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens GA 30602
706-542-2251
smithter@uga.edu
Administrative Associate
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens GA 30602
706-542-8165
emily.stanley@uga.edu
Administrative Associate
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens GA 30602
706-542-2251
ytrimble@uga.edu
Atlanta Programs Coordinator
Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square
3475 Lenox Rd. NE
Atlanta GA 30326
404-814-8820
rwatters@uga.edu

Realenn is a native of Lithonia, Georgia, a Chamblee High School graduate and the second Bulldog in her family. Realenn earned her sociology degree from UGA in December 2004 and began working as an event coordinator with the UGA Atlanta Alumni Center in October 2007. As an Atlanta program coordinator, she enjoys working alongside the Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter, Multicultural Programs, UGA Alumni Educator Appreciation Program, undergraduate admissions alumni representative programs and supporting signature programs.

 

Realenn enjoys learning and recently earned her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) from the Convention Industry Council, as well as a UGA Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. In her spare time she is presiding partner in her investment club, enjoys reading books, discovering new music and spending time with family. 

Graduate Assistant for Alumni Chapters
Wray-Nicholson House
298 S. Hull Street
Athens GA 30602
706-542-2251
awornat@uga.edu

Meredith Gurley Johnson BSFCS '00, MED '16

Executive Director
Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square

404-814-8820
mgurley@uga.edu

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Kate Belgum

Associate Director of Alumni Events
Wray-Nicholson House
706-542-8149
kateb1@uga.edu

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Frances Beusse (BS '06)

Director of Alumni Programs
Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square

404-814-8820
fbeusse@uga.edu

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Olivia Browning

Associate Director of Alumni Chapters
Wray-Nicholson House
706-542-2251
obrownin@uga.edu

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Luke Massee

Associate Director of Outreach
Atlanta Alumni Center
404-814-8818
lmassee@uga.edu

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Lauren Cook (AB '04, MHP '08)

Director of Alumni Programs
Wray-Nicholson House
(706) 542-8054
lbcook@uga.edu

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Diana Fontaine (AB ’15, BS ’15)

Assistant Director of Alumni Chapters
Wray-Nicholson House
706-542-2251
dianaf@uga.edu

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Hilary Hilgers

Student Engagement Coordinator
Wray-Nicholson House
706-542-2251
hhilgers@uga.edu

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Shea Landers

Business Manager
Wray-Nicholson House
706-542-2745
slanders@uga.edu

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Tanera R. Manuel

Administrative Assistant
Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square

404-814-8820
tamanuel@uga.edu

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Terrance Smith

Associate Director of Student Engagement
Wray-Nicholson House
706-542-2251
smithter@uga.edu

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Emily Stanley

Administrative Associate
Wray-Nicholson House
706-542-8165
emily.stanley@uga.edu

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Evie Trimble

Administrative Associate
Wray-Nicholson House
706-542-2251
ytrimble@uga.edu

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Realenn Watters (AB '04)

Atlanta Programs Coordinator
Atlanta Alumni Center
Live Oak Square

404-814-8820
rwatters@uga.edu

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Annelise Wornat

Graduate Assistant for Alumni Chapters
Wray-Nicholson House
706-542-2251
awornat@uga.edu

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