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CED ALUMNI Association

Distinguished Alumni Metal

Welcome alumni! All graduates of the college are members of the CED Alumni Association (CEDAA). Please check out the various resources that will help you stay connected to and involved with CED, your fellow classmates, and the University of Georgia Alumni Association. Please stay in touch and be a part of the CED Alumni Association.

Distinguished CED Alumni Medal


lucy lawliss2019 recipient Lucy Lawliss


Hirt Castro NadenicekDean Sonia Hirt, 2018 recipient Ed Castro, and former dean Dan Nadenicek

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2017 recipient Mack Cain with Chris Hite

The purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Medal is to recognize College of Environment and Design Alumni who have contributed substantially by way of outstanding professional achievement to the reputation and well-being of the University of Georgia. This is the highest honor of the CEDAA. 

bill caldwell dean dan bob hughes

Bill Caldwell (l to r), Dean Dan, and 2016 recipient Bob Hughes 

 Click here for a list of past Distinguished Alumni Medal recipients.


The CEDAA is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Medal. UGA College of Environment and Design alumni can be nominated for the award by any CED alum, faculty member, or student. To nominate an individual, please submit a letter of recommendation and a copy of the nominee’s resume/curriculum vitae to by Thursday, May 9, 2019. The recipient will be notified by June 9, 2019. The medal will be presented at the CED Honors and Awards Day in September, 2019 (specific date to be updated when available).


The following criteria are the basis for nominations of alumni for the Distinguished Alumni Medal. Based on outstanding professional achievement within the disciplines associated with the College of Environment and Design, the criteria are excellence in/through:

  • Executed works of landscape architecture, historic preservation or planning
  • Public service and/or administration
  • Professional school instruction
  • Writing, research or other scholarly endeavors
  • Direct service to the College of Environment and Design


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