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Blue Key Young Alumnus Award Recipients

The Young Alumnus award is presented annually to an individual who was a Blue Key member while a student at UGA, and whose early professional and personal contributions indicate a special level of service to the state and nation. Former recipients are listed below, along with their titles when selected.

Jane Okpala - 2016
Lead Product Specialist on Social Good and Goodwill Products, Facebook

Tricia L. Chastain - 2015
President, Georgia Student Finance Commission

Dr. Holly C. Gooding 2014
Specialist in adolescent medicine and instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

Jessica Langston McClellan - 2013
Aviation and Admiralty Litigation and Deepwater Horizon Trial Attorney, US Department of Justice

Tobin R. Carr - 2012
Director of Planning, Georgia Department of Transportation

Charles J. Bethel - 2011
Georgia Senate, District 54

Beth A. Shapiro - 2010
Shaffer Career Development Assistant Professor, Penn State University

Amy Mulkey McGowan 2009
Senior Associate, McKinsey and Associates

Scott Hershovitz - 2008
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Bart Newman 2007
Associate in the Atlanta law firm of Arnall, Golden, Gregory, specializing in real estate practice

Natalie D. Schweers 2006
Group Vice President, SunTrust Bank

Chris Carr – 2005
Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson

Andrew DeVooght – 2004
Visiting Professor, University of Illinois College of Law

Robyn Andree Painter – 2003
Senior Writing Fellow for the Georgetown Law Writing Center, and Former Peace Corps Volunteer

Heath Garrett – 2002
Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Johnny Isakson

Frank J. Hanna, III – 2001
CEO, HBR Capital, Ltd.

Anne Proffit Depree – 2000
UGA Associate Professor of Law

Robert Ray, Jr. – 1999
Assistant Secretary of State

Stacy Bishop Jones – 1998
Director of Public Affairs, Communications and Tourism, City of Commerce

Mark Lewis – 1997
Vice President and General Counsel for Meridian Management

Kathy Rogers Pharr – 1996
Assistant Vice President for Fnance and Administration, The University of Georgia

James B. Ellington – 1993
Law Partner, Hull, Towill, Norman and Barrett

Tammy Tate Gilland – 1992
Coordinator of Alumni Relations and Development,
UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Keith Mason – 1991
Executive Secretary to Georgia Governor Zell Miller

Diane Brown Vaughn – 1990
Executive Director, Children’s Miracle Network Television

Lewis A. Massey – 1989
Campaign Manager for Pierre Howard

Deborah Norville – 1988
Anchor, NBC News at Sunrise television show

C. Randall Nuckolls – 1987
Counsel to Kilpatrick & Cody, Washington Office

Robert L. Izlar – 1986
Executive Vice President, Mississippi Forestry Association