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September 25, 2017   Why I Give | Why I Give: Jack Crowley

Why I Give: Jack Crowley

September 25, 2017

Name: John F. "Jack" Crowley

Position: Professor and former dean of the College of Environment + Design

At UGA: 21 years

Beneficiary of his gift to the university: The College of Environment + Design, in particular the master's program in environmental planning and design

Why he contributes: "I was born into a large and good family that was poor. College, where I struggled financially, was interrupted by a 1965 draft notice for the Vietnam War. From that low point on, I have been blessed and privileged with successes in the military, and later in government and the private sectors. At 52, I was once again fortunate to come to UGA and enter an academic chapter in a wonderful career. It's been a joy to be able to share good fortunes with new generations of graduate students, many of whom are on similar journeys. Selfishly? It just makes one feel good."

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