Alex Bumgarner

Alex Bumgarner

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

FI major challenged Bumgarner to pursue new avenues of thought


Smyrna, Ga.


Furnishings and Interiors

  • FACS Student Ambassador
  • Student member of UGA NKBA
  • DestinationDawgs Peer Mentor 
  • YoungLife Mentor for local high schoolers at Cedar Shoals High School
  • Kravet Design of Distinction Award
  • Dean Linda Kirk Fox Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • ME Powell Threlkeld Endowment
  • Zena Costa Brown Scholarship
  • Dean’s List
  • Graduating Magna Cum Laude
Why I chose my major

I chose FI because it spoke to my interests while also challenging me to pursue new avenues of thought concerning them. Creating spaces that nurture human connection is something I’m passionate about and I’m thankful to have been equipped by this program to do so in my professional journey.

What I like most about FACS

I cherish the relationships I’ve formed through being a part of this college. My cohort (both professors and peers alike) has become my family and I’m beyond grateful for the encouragement, support and personal growth that I’ve experienced because of this program.

Post-graduation plans

I’m moving to Atlanta in the coming months and will be working with an interdisciplinary design firm on a wide array of commercial, residential, food and beverage and hospitality projects! I aim to pursue a career of advocacy, connection and mindfulness and am thankful that this journey began in Barrow Hall.

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