• Sheila Taormina

    Sheila Taormina (BBA 1992, MBA 1994)


    Taormina, at age 39, is the first female athlete from any country to make the Olympic Games in three different sports, spanning four Olympiads. A former All-American swimmer at UGA, she’s set to compete in modern pentathlon at the 2008 Beijing Games.

  • Bill Griffin

    Bill Griffin (BBA 1972)


    The $17 million restoration Griffin brought about at storied Oakmont Country Club, site of the 2007 U.S. Open Golf Championship, might be his greatest accomplishment in a storied career.

  • Joe Tereshinski III

    Joe Tereshinski III (BBA 2006)


    Raised in Athens as the grandson and son of Georgia football stars, Tereshinski is smart, personable, comfortable talking to adults — and happy he was able to graduate with a double major in risk management and finance, though he never anticipated being a business major.

  • Jay Mullis

    Jay Mullis (BBA 2000, MBA 2007)


    Mullis modified his late grandfather’s home-brewed roach killer into a pet-friendly product and earned more than $200,000 in orders. Green Dragon Roach Kill is currently awaiting EPA approval.

  • Ryan Gembala and Garrett Gravesen

    Ryan Gembala (BBA ’03) and Garrett Gravesen (BBA ’03)


    Ryan Gembala (BBA ’03) and Garrett Gravesen (BBA ’03) were BMOCs in college and they could have written their own ticket in the international business world. Instead, they came home from distant ports of call to create a non-profit that improves the quality of life for Georgia children affected by HIV/AIDS.