Each semester eight of our highest achievers are selected to attend classes with the dean and spend a weekend with former Coca-Cola CEO Doug Ivester and other business leaders at Deer Run, Ivester's 25,000 acre plantation in Leary, Georgia.



At Deer Run, you will take part in a number of activities designed to:

  • Inform you about the business operations of a modern plantation and the impact such a plantation can have on the economy and culture of the South.
  • Stimulate you intellectually through lectures and discussion. Typically, at least one industry expert will be invited to Deer Run to speak about his or her area of expertise. Topics may include any aspect of business in a wide array of organizations (manufacturing, service, agriculture, non-profit, etc.).
  • Encourage you personally through discussions of their life and professional goals and plans.
  • Promote team building through activities associated with life on a large plantation. Examples include horseback riding, hiking, skeet shooting, etc.

Selection Process

  1. Nomination
    Prospective participants are recommended to the Dean by a Terry College faculty or staff member.
  2. Application
    Students are then notified of the nomination and submit a completed application (resume and short essay).
  3. Review
    Each application is reviewed by a Terry College faculty/staff committee that will narrow the applicant pool to a group of finalists.
  4. Interview
    Finalists will be invited to participate in individual interviews with the Terry College committee.


Participants are selected based upon

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to grow intellectually and personally from the Deer Run experience.
  • Excellent academic preparation and potential for continued learning

2013–2014 Fellows

Student Semester Major Expected Graduation
Christine Brumfield Spring 2013 Risk Management and Insurance and Real Estate Spring 2013
Sarah Carr Spring 2013 Economics Spring 2013
Morgan Gantt Spring 2013 Management and Marketing Spring 2013
Jackson Govatos Spring 2013 Finance and Economics Spring 2013
India Pender Spring 2013 Management Spring 2013
Kally Woo Spring 2013 Accounting and International Business Spring 2013
Stanley Wyre Spring 2013 Accounting and Management Information Systems Spring 2013
Joey Youngo Spring 2013 Finance and Accounting Spring 2014
Jessica Abe Fall 2013 Marketing and Finance Spring 2014
Brian Baker Fall 2013 Risk Management and Insurance Spring 2014
Femi Brinson Fall 2013 Management and International Business Spring 2014
Chelsea Clever Fall 2013 Accounting Spring 2014
Tucker Green Fall 2013 Finance and International Affairs Spring 2014
Marshall Mosher Fall 2013 Economics, Psychology, and Biology Spring 2014
Brooke Shedd Fall 2013 Accounting Spring 2014
Shan Siddiqui Fall 2013 Finance Spring 2014
Holly Beale Spring 2014 Management Information Systems and International Business Spring 2014
Catherine Bridges Spring 2014 Risk Management and Insurance Spring 2014
Eilidh Geddes Spring 2014 Economics and Mathematics Spring 2015
Muhammad Iqbal Spring 2014 Finance Spring 2015
Chris Kasuya Spring 2014 Marketing and International Business Spring 2014
Austin Landers Spring 2014 Real Estate Spring 2014
Jason Muller Spring 2014 Finance and Management Spring 2014
Saheedat Onifade Spring 2014 Finance Spring 2014