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Atmospheric Sciences Alumni Featured in Winter '22 Georgia Magazine

UGA ATSC Alumni pose with red and black umbrellas for a group photo

Want to know what the weather's like in Georgia today? If you tune into your local NBC, CBS, or FOX5 station, chances are you'll be hearing today's forecast directly from a fellow Georgia Bulldog. For the past several years, the preeminent voices of North Georgia broadcast meteorology have all been able to trace their roots back to UGA's Atmospheric Sciences program. UGA ATSC Alumni Chris Holcomb ('95), Ella Dorsey ('13), David Chandley ('84), and Joanne Feldman ('98) recently spoke with the quarterly publication Georgia Magazine about the weather, the broadcast industry, and their shared connection to UGA. Holcomb, Dorsey, Chandley, and Feldman each emphasized the impact that UGA Atmospheric Sciences faculty members had on their career trajectory. When asked how she decided to become a broadcast meteorologist, Ella Dorsey responded " It has a lot to do with the professors here. Dr. [Tom] Mote, Dr. [Marshall] Shepherd, Dr. [John] Knox. Just fantastic teachers. Dr. Shepherd continues to be a huge source of guidance and an inspiration to this day." Throughout the article, all four interviewees continually hearken back to their time with UGA's Atmospheric Sciences department and express how the program's comprehensive education and faculty mentorship laid the groundwork for a successful career in broadcast meteorology

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