JagNation’s Catherine Hardy grateful to be part of Augusta University family

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Catherine Hardy is associate director for Donor Engagement.

This Jagwire series features people from around Augusta University and AU Health who keep JagNation running. Email the media relations team to share your story. This week we talk to Catherine Hardy with Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement.

Where is your spot in the JagNation?

Associate Director of Donor Engagement.

How long have you been a part of JagNation?

Six years.

Most interesting thing about your job?

I love getting to know our donors and hearing about their experiences with our institution. Augusta University has such a storied history from our legacy institutions and seeing donors and alumni from all backgrounds come together to support our students is absolutely incredible.

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Hardy with her rescue dog, Dot.
Favorite thing about JagNation?

Seeing how much the university has changed since I was a student here. There are so many exciting opportunities available to our faculty, staff and students and it is exciting to watch. Augusta University is one big family and I’m grateful to be a part of it.


My amazing parents, siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephew. I also have my 5-year-old rescue dog, Dot.


Reading, spending time with my friends and family, listening to music and watching college football.

Big family posing for photo

Something the JagNation does not know about you?

I have been a certified CPR and first aid instructor for six years.

How has COVID-19 changed/affected your job?

We have had to rethink the idea of engagement. Not being able to visit with people face-to-face has presented its own set of challenges but it has allowed me to refocus on the importance of building connections with both my teammates as well as our community members and supporters.


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Lisa Kaylor

Lisa Kaylor is Media Relations Specialist at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-5292 or lkaylor@augusta.edu.

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