Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award

The Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award honors Grady graduates who have demonstrated excellence and sustained contributions to scholarship in journalism and mass communication education.

2006 - J. Thomas Russell
2007 - Jack Lule
2010 - Carol Pardun
2013 - Marie Hardin
2014 - Kathy Richardson
2015 - Denise DeLorme
2016 - Eric Haley

John Holliman Award

The John Holliman , Jr. Lifetime Achievement awards honors a graduate for sustained contributions to the profession throughout a career.

1975 - Tom Johnson
1976 - Jasper Dorsey
1977 - Don Carter
1978 - Eugene Patterson
1979 - Bill Ray
1980 - Aubrey Morris
1981 - Frank Hawkins
1982 - William Ott
1983 - William S. Morris, III
1984 - James G. Minter, Jr.
1985 - Powell A. Moore
1986 - Eugene H. Methvin
1987 - Robert Sherrod
1988 - C. Richard Yarbrough
1989 - Randall E. Savage
1990 - Thomas C. Dowden
1991 - Willie K. Thrower Friar
1992 - Billy Watson
1993 - Connie Stewart
1994 - J. Carrol Dadisman
1995 - Harley Bowers
1996 - James P. Wooten
1997 - Jack Avrett
1998 - Earl Leonard
1999 - John Holliman, Jr.
2000 - Willis Johnson
2001 - Edwin Pope
2002 - Neil Aronstam
2003 - Dennis Berry
2004 - Harry Chapman
2005 - Dan Magill
2006 - Donald Perry
2007 - Millard Grimes
2008 - Carolyn Tieger
2009 - Judge R. Alex Crumbley
2010 - W.H. "Dink" NeSmith, Jr.
2011 - Roger Strauss
2012 - Edward Ingles
2013 - Claude Felton
2014 - Alan Griggs
2015 - Joel Babbit
2016 - Ernie Johnson Jr.

Henry W. Grady Award

The Henry W. Grady Award honors a mid-career graduate who has been successful and influential during his/her career.

1995 - Deborah L. Blum
1996 - Michelle Green
1997 - Bonnie Arnold
1998 - Bill Mattox
1999 - Dan Gearino
2000 - Walt Lloyd
2001 - Dawn McCall
2002 - Betty Hudson
2003 - Brenda Hampton
2004 - Lee Duffey
2005 - Randy Travis
2006 - Bill Dean
2007 - Jennifer Sloan
2008 - Gene Colter
2009 - Josh Jackson
2010 - Justin Gillis
2011 - Col. Bryan Salas
2012 - Lisa Ryan Howard
2013 - William Ostick
2014 - Amy Glennon
2015 - Michael Giarrusso
2016 - Michael Abramowitz

John E. Drewry Award

The John E. Drewry Award honors a graduate with 10 years or less of experience who has seen exciting and productive career developments in the years closely following graduation.

1977 - Rex Granum
1978 - Roger Ann Jones
1979 - Rodney Allen Smith
1980 - Frank Compton
1981 - W.H. (Dink) Nesmith, Jr.
1982 - Betty Johnson Hudson
1983 - Dennis McClain
1984 - Mary Jo West
1985 - Ernest T. Johnson, Jr.
1986 - Deborah A. Norville
1987 - Lewis Grizzard
1988 - William R. Jones
1989 - Mary Anne Hill
1990 - Carolyn Carlson
1991 - Joel Babbit
1992 - Condace Pressley
1993 - Deborah Roberts
1994 - Hanna Ledford
1995 - Julie Bryan Moran
1996 - Timothy W. Mapes
1997 - Lauran Neergaard
1998 - Chip Caray
1999 - Chris Decherd
2000 - Michael Giarrusso
2001 - Todd Fantz
2002 - Amanda Rosseter
2003 - Christopher Grimes
2004 - Erin McClam
2005 - Tom Lasseter
2006 - Kyle Wingfield
2007 - Jon Gallo
2008 - Jessica Foster Bonner
2009 - Jennifer Rainey Marquez
2010 - Lynssey Gardner
2011 - Kelly Hornbuckle
2012 - Alex Wallace
2013 - Ben Mayer
2014 - Greg Bluestein
2015 - Dawn Brun
2016 - Maria Taylor

Grady College announces recipients of 2016 Alumni Awards

For demonstrated excellence throughout their distinguished careers, four Grady College graduates have been named 2016 Alumni Award winners.

They will be recognized at “Grady Salutes: A Celebration of Achievement, Commitment and Leadership” on Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m. at the UGA Conference Center and Hotel.

There are limited seats available for the evening. Please contact Karen Andrews at karena@uga.edu or 706-542-6840.

Nominate a deserving Grady grad for a 2017 Alumni Award below. Nomination deadline is January 31, 2017.