SPIA alumni are leaders and innovators in global arenas, active participants in the life of this school, and strategic partners in our continued success. From around the world and across the country, our dedicated alumni provide critical financial support; offer invaluable services and opportunities to students; and support our faculty members.
SPIA alumni aren’t just part of the school’s past—they’re a vibrant part of its present and the key to its future.
The lifetime connections built at the University of Georgia are directly related to SPIA's core values of teamwork, community, trust, and a commitment to excellence. These connections are further enhanced through a wide range of alumni services, including professional development programs, networking and social events, and opportunities to serve as mentors by sharing knowledge with students and faculty.
The SPIA External Affairs Team welcomes your feedback and suggestions and is here to assist our alumni and friends. Please contact a member of our team if we can be helpful. We look forward to hearing from you!
The mission of the Alumni Board of Directors is to serve students and graduates of SPIA and promote and support the School’s programs and activities in order to cultivate and encourage a continuing affiliation between and among graduates and the School. The Board is currently developing an alumni-student mentoring program and raising funds to support a study abroad scholarship and a stipend for an MPA student to participate in an unpaid internship. To learn more about this organization or to get involved, contact Board Chair Thomas Beusse (email@example.com)
- Charlie Bailey (AB ‘05, JD ‘10)
- Katherine Bell (AB '07)
- Thomas Beusse (AB ‘08), President
- Alex Bradford (AB ‘10)
- Caitlyn Cooper (AB '07)
- Nick deJong (AB ‘09)
- Andrew Dill (AB ‘07)
- Laura Haase (AB ‘94, MPA ‘96)
- Christie Haynes (AB ‘10), Past President
- Samantha Hill (AB '09)
- Matt Josephson (AB '06, JD '09)
- Josh Mackey (AB ‘05), Vice President
- Doug Matties (MPA '01)
- Katie McCabe (AB ‘10)
- Jason O'Rouke (AB '06, MPA '11), Secretary/Treasurer
- Dan Regenstein (AB '06)
- Matthew Suber (AB ‘09)
- Arthur Tripp (AB '09)
- Matthew Weiss (AB ‘05, JD ‘08)
- David Werner (AB '05)
One of the many ways our alumni can stay connected and give back to their alma mater is by serving as a mentor to a SPIA student. While the classroom is where learning begins, our students crave real world opportunities to test their knowledge and skills. If you work in a government agency, non-profit organization, or related corporate field and have interest in becoming a mentor, please contact Donna Brazzell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Public and International Affairs has an active alumni and student following on Facebook and LinkedIn under the group name UGA School of Public and International Affairs. We hope you will keep in touch by visiting and liking and/or joining our pages! You will find them to be great resources for staying current on School news and events, as well as networking with fellow alumni, students and professors. If you tweet, twitter, or tweeter, follow us at @UGA_SPIA.
SPIA's External Affairs Team organizes networking and social events, learning opportunities, and many other valuable programs that help to keep the alumni network strong. Stay engaged with UGA and take advantage of these resources and services for alumni.
- Important Alumni Links
- University Alumni Career Resources
- Request a Transcript
- SPIA Faculty Directory
- Update your Contact Information
- Support the Annual Fund
- Alumni News
From career transitions, weddings, and babies, to relocations and personal accomplishments, we love to hear what our alumni are up to. Send us an update at SPIAalum@yahoo.com or complete our profile form and be featured on our website.
SPIA has a presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news and other important school updates. You can also utilize the University’s alumni networking site, to search for fellow alumni, share or search for career opportunities, and update your current contact information.
The External Affairs Team welcomes your feedback and suggestions. Please email us at SPIAalum@yahoo.com.
Would you like to hear from faculty experts on topics of significance to our state, nation and world? If so, consider hosting an event around a topic of your choice. A few topics that might be timely and interesting include: the Georgia state budget, weapons of mass destruction and non-proliferation, challenges to peace in the Korean peninsula, American foreign policy, the CIA, campaigns and elections, politics of the South, the Supreme Court nomination process, the economics of healthcare, and affirmative action. Such an event can be held in your home, office, club, community center or elsewhere.
If you are interested, please contact Donna Brazzell at email@example.com.