Each semester eight of our highest achievers are selected to participate in leadership classes with the Dean and a weekend leadership retreat with former Coca-Cola CEO Doug Ivester and other executives at Deer Run, Ivester’s 25,000 acre property in Leary, Georgia.


The Deer Run Fellows program is designed to:

  • Foster understanding of effective leadership.
  • Engage students intellectually through lectures and discussion. Typically at least one expert external to Deer Run will be invited to speak about their area of expertise. Topics may include any aspect of business in a wide array of organizations (manufacturing, service, agriculture, non-profit, etc.).
  • Engage students through discussions of their life and professional goals and plans.
  • Inform students about the business operations of a modern farm and its impact on the economy.
  • Promote team building through activities associated with life on Deer Run. Examples include horseback riding, hiking, etc.

Selection Process

  1. Nomination
    Prospective participants are recommended to the Dean by a Terry College faculty or staff member every spring and fall semester.
  2. Application
    Students are then notified of the nomination and submit a completed application (résumé and short essay).
  3. Review
    Each application is reviewed by a Terry College faculty/staff committee that narrows the applicant pool to a group of finalists.
  4. Interview
    Finalistsare 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

Fall 2023 Deer Run Fellows

Gabi Lewis
Gabi Lewis

Annie Li
Annie Li

Clara Nickles Headshot
Clara Nickles

Tyler Ege
Tyler Ege

Zach Martin
Zach Martin

Spring 2023 Deer Run Fellows

Ansley Boykin Headshot
Ansley Boykin

Kevin Kamau Headshot
Kevin Kamau

Elise Karinshak Headshot
Elise Karinshak

Chance Lacey Headshot
Chance Lacey

Khushi Mehta Headshot
Khushi Mehta

Jake Mitchell Headshot
Jake Mitchell

Morgan Nascone Headshot
Morgan Nascone

Elizabeth Pipkin Headshot
Elizabeth Pipkin

Fall 2022 Deer Run Fellows

Albert Chen Headshot
Albert Chen

Yonu Falowo Headshot
Yonu Falowo

Taylor Hersh Headshot
Taylor Hersh

Eniola Olubunmi Headshot
Eniola Olubunmi

Savannah Sommer Headshot
Savannah Sommer

Michelle Tzou Headshot
Michell Tzou

Keegan Walsh Headshot
Keegan Walsh

Kevin Wong Headshot
Kevin Wong