By Caroline Paris Paczkowski

  • Congratulations class of 2014 for becoming SPIA alumni! Don’t forget to fill out an alumni profile letting us know where you will be next year!
  • Lauren Pinson received a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Ms. Pinson of Watkinsville, Georgia, graduated from UGA in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and a master’s degree in public administration. She is now a doctoral candidate in the political science program at Yale University where she studies international relations and conflict. She also served as a senior research and project manager for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.
  • Sarah Hughes delivers a wonderful commencement speech at the 2014 ceremony in Sanford Stadium. “Today, my friends, we are graduates of the University of Georgia. And it’s not the class of 2014 that isn’t ready for the real world; it’s the real world that isn’t ready for us. “