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


  • J. Lee Weems (M.P.A. 2004) has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors.  He currently serves as the Chief Deputy of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.
  • Winn Davis and Christian Conroy were recently award Fulbright Grants. Take a look at the full article here: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/students-fulbright-grants-2014/
  • SPIA has two 40 under 40 recipients, Robert Thomson and Evangeline George. Congratulations to two of our outstanding graduates


  •  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.
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