Leaving a Legacy Award

The exceptional student experience at UGA is made possible by the support we receive from our generous partners. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to UGA Student Affairs through financial giving. Continued involvement from alumni and friends is a key part of the Division’s success. These partnerships enhance the learning environment for students and prepare them for a productive life after graduation.

This award is selected by the division's leadership based on one or more of the following areas:

  • Sustained affinity for UGA Student Affairs through intentional alumni engagement
  • Investment in the growth and development of UGA Student Affairs


2016-2017 Award Winners


Halsey and Lisha Wise

“[Halsey & Lisha] committed $800,000 to endow a meal plan scholarship…. Since they wanted their philanthropy to have an immediate impact on UGA students, the Wise's decided to make available $100,000 of the gift to begin awarding scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. We know that this has allowed those students to allay the negative effects of hunger on their health, academic progress and persist at the university.” 



Past Award Recipients

2015-2016: Tom Cochran

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Previous Award Winners