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Student of the Year

The Emeritus members of the Terry College Alumni Board annually honor a graduating senior with the “Student of the Year” award. This special award is presented at Terry's Honors Day ceremony to a student who best demonstrates the skills and commitment required to succeed in college, business, and life. Nominations are CLOSED for the 2023 Terry College Alumni Board Student of the Year Award. The deadline to nominate an outstanding Terry College student was Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Eligibility and Qualifications

Candidate must be a Terry College Senior (graduating in the 2023 class - Spring, Summer or Fall classes are eligible). Strength in these areas are weighed:

  • Academics: Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the Terry College of Business.
  • Terry Involvement: Community and Terry service (volunteer involvement).
  • Leadership: University involvement/leadership (club, sports, band, etc.).
  • Financial Responsibility: Element of financial self-reliance (working, internships, scholarships, summer job).
  • Soft Skills: Recognized and respected leader, respects and honors fellow students, respects and lives a life consistent with the University’s Honor Code, consistently represents UGA and Terry at school, work, home and socially.

Nominations

We invite Terry faculty, staff and students to nominate outstanding students for this award. 

To be formally considered for the award, the student will be asked to provide additional information upon nomination. Emeritus Board members will review nominees and select the top five candidates for interviews. All five finalists will be recognized on Honors Day, and one student will be selected as the Alumni Board Student of the Year.

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Annual Finalists and Winners

2022

  • Skylar Aledia
  • Sabina Ashurova
  • Emma Biancheri (Winner)
  • Owen Condon
  • Lauren Ford

2021

  • Amanda Lynn Arboleda
  • Brennan M. Cox
  • Zakiyya Ellington
  • Cameron Falk
  • Jan Joho (Winner)

2020 - All 5 Finalists Chosen as Winners

  • Emily Bauer
  • Jasmine Chen
  • Akhil Hazari
  • Tony Thawanyarat
  • Logan Vanderbilt

2019

  • Chip Chambers (Winner)
  • Elizabeth Doherty
  • Steven Feng
  • Nive Gupta
  • Eric Sutliff

2018

  • Rachel Cole
  • Fernando Arturo Cruz
  • Annie Wanyi Jiang (Winner)
  • Jillian Schmidt
  • Craig Sturken

2017

  • Andy Abernathy
  • Laura Courchesne (Winner)
  • Houston Gaines
  • Julie Spangler
  • Eli Yarborough

2016

  • Azra Bandali
  • Alexander Benjamin Bosse (Winner)
  • Caroline Coleman
  • Alexandra Edquist
  • David Malcher

2015

  • Olivia Anne Boggs
  • Eilidh Geddes
  • Ashley Elizabeth Gibson
  • Derek Cole Hammock
  • Wesley Roberts (Winner)

2014

  • Brian Henry Baker
  • Muhammad Saqib Iqbal
  • Danielle Miller (Winner)
  • Shan Siddiqui
  • Shannon Vreeland

2013

  • Grant Carlton
  • Jackson Govatos
  • Michael Heider (Winner)
  • Erin Meyers
  • Derek Ponticelli

2012

  • Kathryn Jeanette Appling
  • Jennifer Cowart
  • Patrick Fitzmaurice (Winner)
  • David Wesley Jett
  • Brianna Lané Randall

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