L-R: SPIA Board of Visitors members Eleni Kalisch and Harriet Melvin visit with SPIA alumni at the annual Fall DC reception.

Information for Alumni

Alumni Class Notes


  •  SPIA alumnus, Joshua Jones, is the president and CEO of Red Clay Communications, an Atlanta-based firm that advised the Dave Brat campaign for the Virginia Republican Primary. Read more here.
  • Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that she has named SPIA alumna, Evangeline George, as her Deputy Communications Director. In addition, Ms. George was named one of UGA’s 2014 40 under 40.
  • SPIA alumna, Emily Goff, was on NPR talking about Gas Taxes, Road Repairs, and the US Infrastructure Crisis. More here.

Class Notes for June

  • SPIA alumnus, Don L. Pruitt Jr., was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for his dedication to saving lives as a paramedic captain with National EMS. Read the full article here.
  • In May, local nonprofit, Books for Keeps, held its annual book distribution. The organization exists to provide books to low-income students in elementary schools in order to prevent “summer slide”. With SPIA alumna, Leslie Hale at the helm, BFK distributed over 45,000 books. Read the full article here!
  • Recent MPA graduate, Taha Hameduddin, was featured as a spotlight student by Public Service and Outreach for the work he did as a graduate assistant for UGA’s Archway Partnership.
  • Remember to fill out an alumni profile to keep up will all your old classmates!
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