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:
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.”
2015-2016: Tom Cochran