Jakhari Gordon

Finding the perfect path

Jakhari Gordon visited nearly a dozen college campuses during his senior year of high school. His last visit was to the University of Georgia. “When I got to the hotel that night, I didn’t think, ‘Could I go here?’ I thought of me riding the buses, going to classes,” Gordon said. “I could see myself there, and that stuck with me.”

Paul Shoukry sits on the UGA Chapel Stage in front of ILA banners

The right advice at the right time

Paul Shoukry (MAcc ’05) found his career inspiration while listening to a ILA visiting speaker while at UGA. He moved to return the favor this month by endowing the Terry Leadership Speaker Series.

Kendall Valdry stands in a hallway in front of a Terry College of Business centennial timeline wall display at the UGA Business Learning Community

Terry Case Study: Kendall Valdry

Kendall Valdry, an economics and international business major, found community at UGA and has spent the last four years making sure that others find community too.

Cover of Carla Moultrie's Ausome Girl book, yellow with a little girl superhero drawn in a comic book style

Becoming the hero she needed

Terry College PMBA student Carla Moultrie turned her daughter Camille, who is on the autism spectrum, into a full-fledged superhero in Ausome Girl, a children’s book about the strengths and needs of people with autism and how to support them.

Halley Bynum

Terry Case Study: Halle Bynum

Accounting major Halley Bynum grew up driving tractors and prepping fields on her parents’ sod farm in Fitzgerald, Ga. Her love for rural Georgia and entrepreneurship contributed to her desire to study accounting at Terry. After graduation, she plans to attend dental school and fulfill her dream of starting a small chain of dental practices in South Georgia.

Chris Allen, Tonya Davies, Dean Ben Ayers, Laura Picott and KB Yabuku

Building community through business

Success isn’t defined by the car you drive or the square footage of your house — it’s the opportunities you create for others that let you know how far you’ve come. Sometimes, it’s as monumental as the first person who looks like you taking a C-level role at your company. Sometimes, it’s as simple as […]

Two professional women speaking to each other in a conference room

2024 Terry Trailblazers

The Terry College of Business recognized four alumni as the 2024 Terry Trailblazers on Feb. 7 at the Business Learning Community. Terry Trailblazers are business leaders who achieved career success while making a meaningful impact on their organizations and communities. In addition to a roundtable discussion, each Trailblazer had flash mentoring appointments with several Terry students.

Chris Allen, Tanya Davies, Laura Picott and KB Yabuku

2024 Terry Trailblazers

From crisis management to commercial real estate to providing the financial backbone for medical professionals and facilities, Terry graduates are shaping the business world of tomorrow. This year the Terry College recognizes four alumni committed to mentoring and developing leaders in their companies and communities. They will share insights on service and success at the […]

Haley Rose in front of the Terry Business Learning Community

A full circle journey

Haley Rose decided to attend the University of Georgia before she ever set foot on campus. She knew plenty about the university—her grandfather, Harold Black, was one of UGA’s first Black students to enroll and the first African American graduate from the Terry College of Business. But UGA’s sport management program finalized her decision. Rose […]

Accounting graduate Kyle Huemme stands on a rope bridge at the UGA ropes course.

West Coast transplant committed to helping fellow students soar

Growing up in Thousand Oaks, California, a large suburb of Los Angeles, Kyle Huemme didn’t have a clue where he wanted to go to college, only that he wanted to try something new. Huemme fell for the charm of the Classic City and the University of Georgia after a college advisor encouraged him to tour […]