Jenny Muller, a 1994 political science alum, was recently named by the UNG Alumni Association as a Distinguished Alumni. She was recognized at the Alumni Association Awards Banquet on April 14th, 2023, as part of Parent-Alumni Weekend. 

When asked about how she felt about this recognition from the Alumni Association, Jenny said “I was truly blown away. I’m humbled to be honored with people like Bo Fears and Jim Solomon. The caliber of alumni and volunteers that I have come across is impressive. When I was told I was nominated, I immediately thought of numerous people that were more deserving of this award than I am.  I’m truly honored that I was selected.” 

Jenny graduated UNG, North Georgia College (NGC) as it was known at the time, with a B.S. in Political Science. While an undergrad she made a huge impact both within the department and UNG in general.  

Jenny was the first woman in the Corps of Cadets to lead a line company when she took command of Alpha Company. Along with this, during the academic year 1993-1994 she founded the Political Science Student Association (PSSA) — an organization, as many of you are aware, still operating in full force today. Following her time in Dahlonega, Jenny went on to earn her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Tulane University. She has continued to be involved in UNG serving as the Development Chairman for the University of North Georgia Foundation Inc, the philanthropic arm of the University. 

Looking back on her time within the PSIA department, Jenny feels: “my major helped me learn to be a critical thinker.  I, like every college kid, had strong political views and opinions that were handed down from my parents. College is where you go to learn and challenge those opinions. I loved learning about all sides of an argument or opinion.” 

Congratulations to Jenny on her recognition — we are proud to have such successful and distinguished PSIA alumni! 

[Author: Orla Fennell, IA ‘23]