Name: Jenn (Young) Agnew
Family: John, Mason (16), and Kip (12)
Current Town: Columbus, Georgia
Hometown: Alpharetta, Georgia
What years at UGA: 1994-1998
School/Degree: Franklin College of Arts, Speech Communication
Profession: Sponsorship Lead for The Southern Coterie and marketing consultant for businesses of all sizes. Former Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications for Atlanta Magazine. 20 year background in sales and marketing.
Book: Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Option B by Sheryl Sandburg and Adam Grant
Magazine: Atlanta Magazine
Podcast: “SuperSoul Conversations” with Oprah Winfrey and “4 Things” with Amy Brown
Blog: The Southern C
Brand: J.Brand. I’m such a jeans girl.
Fashion designer: Christian Siriano
Interior designer: Beth Beaudoin with B. Line Studios
Chef: Jamie Keating
Historical figure: Sidney Lanier
Quote: “So please ask yourself— ‘What would I do, if I wasn’t afraid?’ and then go do it.” -Sheryl Sandberg
ATHENS + UGA:
Describe Athens in five words or less: Fun-loving college town.
Restaurants and bars: Last Resort is where I had my first dinner date with a cute fraternity boy who turned out to be the man I would marry. In college I loved East West Bistro, Harry Bissett’s and Washington Street Tavern, but they’re not in Athens anymore.
Shops: My fave then and now is Heery’s Clothes Closet.
Athens/campus landmark: The Arch— I had fun taking my picture under it when I graduated. Also the Chapel bell, I loved watching my boys when they were really little try to ring it. Such fun!
Gameday ritual/plan: In college it was heading to the Theta Chi fraternity house and then on to Sanford Stadium. Now it’s a fun tailgate spot with family and friends near the stadium.
Memory while in school: I met my husband at a keg party (ha!) before our fraternity and sorority social. It was a country line dancing theme, and he asked me to be his dancing partner. Dean Dollar was playing. The rest is history.
Professor/class: I loved Dr. Gruner. Such a great professor. I always enjoyed my public speaking classes.