The word recall means "an official order to return to a place" or "to bring back to one's mind, especially so as to recount it to others; remember." The University of North Georgia (UNG) aims to evoke both themes as part of "Recall," a new combination "in person" and "virtual" reunion event being launched in conjunction with Alumni Weekend 2016.
"UNG is a university with a rich heritage and proud alumni," said President Bonita Jacobs. "I’m pleased that Recall will encourage alumni to gather, wherever they may be, and celebrate our heritage and future."
This inclusive effort to bring alumni and friends back to Dahlonega in either physical form or virtual form is a project of the North Georgia Corps of Cadets Association, a Shared Interest Group under the umbrella of the UNG Alumni Association.
"This new event, Recall, is designed to connect alumni, wherever they may be in the world, to their memories of Dahlonega. We want alumni to be a part of this event for years to come, whether they are here with us or joining us electronically," said John Douglas, chairman emeritus of the North Georgia Corps of Cadets Association and an alumnus of the university. "Recall also presents the opportunity for those who have been away to see this amazing institution up close and sense the vibrant and top-tier education that is offered in so many important areas and career interests."
The central event for Recall is the Corps of Cadets' Military Awards Review, set for 2 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, April 24. The review, which will mark the 100th anniversary nationally of ROTC, includes award presentations to dozens of UNG cadets, a performance by the Blue Ridge Rifles, and guest speaker the Hon. Debra Wada, assistant secretary to the U.S. Army, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
Those who cannot attend Alumni Weekend in person are encouraged to host or participate in an alumni gathering wherever they may be. To complement these remote celebrations, three different videos will be available for viewing at ung.edu/recall, the virtual hub for Recall, beginning on Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. Eastern time:
- A short video highlighting the history of and current events at UNG
- A multimedia piece featuring photos from Alumni Weekend 2016 events
- A video recording of the Memorial Retreat Ceremony conducted on April 23, 2016
Alumni in attendance and those holding remote gatherings are asked to share their experiences and memories on social media using #UNGrecall – especially during the April 24 review. Posts, photos and videos from across social media tagged with #UNGrecall will be shared in real time on ung.edu/recall for alumni, friends and others to read, like and respond to in a virtual conversation involving alumni around the globe.
Alumni who plan to host or coordinate a Recall gathering are asked to please let us know so that we can list that information online and encourage other alumni to participate.