The Young Alumni Board’s Outreach and Marketing Committee spotlights a young alumnus in every monthly alumni newsletter.
Current Spotlight: Zach Agerton, '13
Zach Agerton came to UNG in 2009 and graduated with honors in December of 2013 with an Early Childhood - Special Education degree. While in attendance he served as President and Vice President of Pi Kappa Phi, was in the Corps of Cadets for two years, and played on the rugby team. After graduation, Agerton took on a logistics role at a non-profit organization called the Ability Experience planning a cross-country charity cycling event. When the event was completed he decided to continue serving for a greater purpose and joined the Peace Corps. After 27 months of teaching English at a primary school in Samoa, Agerton returned home in December of 2017. Currently, he is working for the Ability Experience planning regional service-oriented construction projects that aid people with disabilities across the nation.
How did UNG benefit you in your career?
I owe UNG a great deal for the successes I have had since graduation. I learned how to work hard, properly time manage, and how to be an effective leader in my tenure at North Georgia. The town of Dahlonega also helped foster my love for the great outdoors and travel. Without these aspects, I am not sure where I would be today.
How do you stay involved as an Alumni?
As an alumnus, I have stayed active by returning for alumni events, providing guidance and help to the current rugby team and the Delta Beta chapter of Pi Kappa Phi.
Do you know someone who deserves to be highlighted? Perhaps they have excelled in their career or stay actively involved with UNG? Nominations can be sent in at anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org.