I enjoyed my Dinner With A Dozen Dawgs very much!
This morning, I cleaned out files and stumbled upon pictures of one of my favorite events in my career. Let me explain: I love the the dawgs!
Growing up for our family, Athens, Georgia was sacred ground. My dad went to the UGA forestry school, and I couldn't have been any happier when it was my turn to walk through The Arch. The UGA Grady school gave me the best experience and advertising family, the UGA chapter of Gamma Phi Beta provided me with lifelong friends and campus life and football provide me with some of my best college memories ever.
It was an unbelievable honor to be included in the Dinner With A Dozen Dawgs. I felt really happy and humbled when Heath Robinson, a student leader and the Programs Chairperson for the University of Georgia Student Alumni Council, reached out to let me know know say, "you have been mentioned as a UGA graduate who would be a fantastic candidate for one of our student programs called Dinner with a Dozen Dawgs (DWDD, for short)."
It was wonderful to be back to share in Athens, Georgia to share my journey after graduation to owner of Colonial House of Flowers. I enjoyed this event participate as an alumni because of its ability to directly connect with students to share my journey from advertising major to florist and let them know they can do anything!
The UGA Alumni Association sponsors the Dinner with a Dozen Dawgs program to help personalize the UGA experience. To me this event makes the university a friendlier place and enhances the networking experience by bringing everyone together in a warm, friendly environment for good food, conversation and Bulldog camaraderie.
DWDD is a year-long series which is designed for 11 UGA students to share a meal with a graduate in order to gain insight and advice about their career field and also just to share some good natured Bulldog camaraderie over a great meal.
I was so happy that I bought my daughter, Beatrice, along for a campus tour. We stayed in the campus hotel. I delivered fresh flowers to everyone at our table and it was a a good time. It's great to be a Georgia Bulldog!