List of University of Georgia people

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This list of University of Georgia alumni includes alumni and current students of the University of Georgia. Honorary degree recipients are not included.

The Georgia Arch, the historic icon and symbol of the University of Georgia, is recognized by UGA alumni and students around the world

Chief executives & Presidents of the University of Georgia[edit]

Alumni[edit]

Arts, Media and Entertainment[edit]

Actor, Josh Holloway at the Comic-Con Lost press room in San Diego, July 25, 2009
Chef Alton Brown at the 2011 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas.
Ryan Seacrest at the Seattle auditions of American Idol, September 2006

Athletics[edit]

Bubba Watson at the 2011 Presidents Cup during a practice round

Business and industry[edit]

Billy Payne was credited for bringing the 1996 Summer Olympic Games to Atlanta, Georgia
Jonathan Gosier at a TED (conference)

Economics and finance[edit]

Educators[edit]

Government and the law[edit]

Former Georgia governor Zell Miller was founder of the HOPE Scholarship.
Former governor Nathaniel Harris was the founder of Georgia Institute of Technology
Alexander H. Stephens was the Vice President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War

Media and journalism[edit]

Deborah Roberts, host of ABC's Good Morning America in May of 2009

Medicine[edit]

Crawford Long, the inventor of anesthesia

Military[edit]

John B. Gordon was a Georgia governor and confederate general in the Civil War

Ministry and religion[edit]

Scientific research[edit]

Distinguished faculty and staff[edit]

The University of Georgia has boasted many distinguished researchers and scholars on its faculty. It has also been the home of successful athletic coaches. Notable past and present faculty and staff include:

Administration[edit]

  • Donald R. Eastman III, served as the Vice President for University Relations at the University of Georgia from 1991 until 1998 and Vice President for Strategic Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Georgia between 1998 and 2001.[157]
  • Karen Holbrook, former Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Georgia. Former president of Ohio State University[158]
  • Willian F. Prokasy, served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Georgia from 1988 to 1998. He came from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana where he had been Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1980 to 1988.

Arts and humanities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Donna Alvermann, educator, currently university-appointed Distinguished Research Professor of Language and Literacy Education at University of Georgia.[170]

Engineering[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Scientific research[edit]

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