Alumni E-Newsletter, Fall 2020
FACS Magazine online
We hope you enjoy the latest issue of FACS Magazine, digital version!
Born out of our desire to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, we decided not to print FACS Magazine this year. However, we hope you will visit our new website – facsmag.uga.edu – to see the digital version of this year’s publication.
Here, you can read inspiring stories about how the FACS family responded to the pandemic and demonstrated our commitment to improving lives even in the face of adversity.
FACS Alumni Awards nominations
Last spring, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and FACS Alumni Board of Directors made the decision to postpone the 42nd annual FACS Alumni Awards event until spring 2021 due to the pandemic. For this reason, the Alumni Association will not be accepting nominations for the 43rd Alumni Awards event this fall. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the FACS Alumni Awards. Click here to view the honorees.
FACS Alumni Association recognizes scholarship recipients
The FACS Alumni Association has awarded scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to three deserving recipients for the 2020-21 school year. The FACS Alumni Association Scholarship, the FACS Alumni 4-H Scholarship and the FACS Alumni Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Scholarship are given annually to current students and high school students who have excelled in local, state and national leadership with their respective organizations. Click here to learn more about each recipient.
Are you interested in supporting FACS Alumni Association Scholarships? Donate today!
Hometown: Ringgold, Ga.
Graduation Year: 2025
"In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
– Jacee Baldivid, BSFCS ’25
Hometown: Jackson, Ga.
Major: Dietetics, Culinary Science and Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2020
“Scholarships like these are the lifeline for students coming from less advantaged situations where going to college is extremely cost-prohibitive."
- Jake Conner, BSFCS ’20
Hometown: Hinesville, Ga.
Major: Human Development and Family Science; International Affairs
Graduation Year: 2022
"Receiving this scholarship further supports my understanding that the College of Family and Consumer Sciences genuinely cares about its students' success and wants to advocate for students' voices, passions, and furthered education. I am so grateful to FACS not only for this scholarship but also for the on-campus family it has given me."
- Sophia Rodriguez, BSFCS '
Fashion Merchandising students compete for top T-shirt design
Students in Laura McAndrews’ Digital Apparel Design and Development Applications class will use their graphic design skills to create a T-shirt that encompasses the true essence of FACS.
The winning design will be chosen by a vote of FACS students, faculty, staff and alumni during FACS Week in October and the shirt will be made available for purchase later this fall.
Last year, the competition raised almost $900 for student support initiatives that included scholarship awards.
As part of the competition, students will interview faculty and students from each of the four departments to gain a full understanding of the college, then incorporate their findings into the graphic design using software gifted by Lectra Kaledo.
Students also will use social media to market their design and encourage their peers and the FACS community to vote.
Tosha Dunnigan Wright, BSFCS ’05 honored in UGA 40 under 40 Class of 2020
Tosha Dunnigan Wright, a Child and Family Development major, was named to the UGA 40 under 40 class of 2020. She is a co-founder of the Wright Stuff Chics, a women’s clothing store in Douglasville, Ga.
Meet previous FACS 40 under 40 recipients here.
Spotlight on Lori Maggioni
Maggioni, an RDN in the U.S. Army, received a dual Nutrition Science and Dietetics degree. She gained experience in data collection, analysis, and scientific writing while pursuing her degree.
FACS donors contribute to record-breaking campaign
College donors helped create 25 new endowed funds to support students and faculty.
Professor challenges students on diet culture
Laing: Weight stigma can be harmful to many, including marginalized identities.
Send us your news
Do you have good news to share? Have you recently received a promotion or special recognition? The FACS Alumni Association would love to hear from you! Contact us at FACSAlumni@uga.edu.
For the health and safety of the FACS community, the FACS Alumni Association will not host the Homecoming Tailgate or Dogs with the Dean this fall. We are committed to bringing the FACS family together in other safe ways during this unprecedented time. Please stay tuned, more details on virtual programming coming soon! Go Dawgs!
As a FACS alumnus, you have unique opportunities to assume leadership roles, volunteer with other alumni and students and create lasting connections with the college and your classmates. How can you get involved? Make a gift, become a FACS mentor or share your story today!
Catch up with your department
"Your gift to this fund says to new FACS Dawgs, even though the world is changing, our commitment to each other and our community will not. I go the extra mile so you can, too."
The FACS Centennial Fund was established to commemorate 100 years of breaking barriers and to celebrate faculty and alumni who paved the way for others to forge new trails of their own. This fund provides support for leadership opportunities, professional development and other initiatives that support and enhance the student experience outside the classroom.
Together, we can ensure every FACS Dawg gains Knowledge for Real Life.