CAES Alumni Board & Committees

The CAES Alumni Association is governed by an executive committee and a board of directors
The CAES Alumni Association is governed by an executive committee and a board of directors.

Board of Directors

2022-2023 Executive Board

  • President: Tim Miller 
  • President Elect: Becca Turner
  • Immediate Past President: Sarah Cook
  • Eterna Trustee Chair: Whitney Murphy
  • Secretary: Floyd Shockley

2022-2023 Board of Directors

  • Rodney Brooks
  • Chris Chammoun
  • Jeff Cook
  • David Cromley
  • Stan Deal
  • Jaime Foster
  • Peggy Gates
  • Brad Hardy
  • Frank Henning
  • Bruce LeRoy
  • Lee Lister
  • Beth Oleson
  • Nick Place, Ex-Officio
  • Linda Purvis
  • Carlton Self
  • Jaideep Singh Sidhu
  • Hillary Stringfellow
  • Tracey Troutman
  • Perry Walden
  • Russ Worsley

Ways to Get Involved


Mentor a student

Sign up for the UGA Mentor program to help strengthen the pool of alumni mentor for students to select. The program is working toward having a 3:1 mentors to students ratio. You can sign up to be a mentor (16-week mentorship; 1-2 hours per month) or to be available to give informational interviews (30 mins).


Sign up to be an Ag Dawg Insider

Ready to be one of the first to know about CAES happenings – and share them with your network? Sign up to be an Ag Dawg Insider. Email communications will alert you to upcoming news so you can create your own text messages, posts or be ready to share alumni and college communications several times each month.


Serve as a CAES Alumni Association Volunteer

Give back to your college by helping with special events/initiatives. Areas to serve include: Ag Dawgs After Hours, Ag Dawg Kickoff, and Resource Development. Complete the online form to receive more information.   

Ag Dawgs After Hours
Help host and promote events scheduled for Athens Area and Statesboro area in spring 2023.

Ag Dawgs Kickoff
Annual kickoff for the new school year to give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to interact as well as discover ways to get involved with CAES activities. Volunteers needed to work registration, distribute t-shirts or ice cream, interact with club exhibits and assist with set up/break down.

Resource Development
Committee works to create and increase a culture of philanthropy among alumni and friends. Assist with annual giving initiatives (i.e. Beat Week, Giving Day, Ag Dawg Kickoff t-shirt sales).


Network with CAES Students

Plan to attend an Intros and Appetizers event. These high energy networking events in a low-pressure environment bring alumni and students together for facilitated speed networking. Held once per semester in Athens and spring semester in Tifton.


Apply to join the CAES Alumni Association Board

Several spaces are open each year on the CAES Alumni Association Board. Members provide committee leadership, attend regular meetings and make financial contributions.


Nominate a CAES graduate for awards and recognition

Nominate a fellow CAES alumni for UGA awards programs including 40 Under 40 and Bulldog 100. The CAES Alumni Association accepts nominations for the Young Alumni and Alumni Award of Excellence recognitions along with the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame. CAES award nominations will close July 1, 2022.


A monthly e-newsletter is sent from the CAES Alumni Association to graduates with a valid email on file with UGA. A great question to ask alumni is if they are receiving the e-news. Past issues are archived online.


Connect to CAES Alumni on social media      

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn


Questions or need more information about connecting with the CAES Alumni Association?

Suzanne Griffeth, CAES Director of Alumni Engagement | | p: 706-542-3390