Trio of Terry alums lead Altera Investments

Altera Investments recently placed first in the University of Georgia’s Bulldog 100, a ranking of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. David Fershteyn BBA ’17 is co-founder and CEO, Carlos Alcala BBA ’17 is CFO, and Mitch Reiner BBA ’05 is a co-founder and board member.

Remembering Abit Massey

The Terry College of Business is remembering the legendary Francis “Abit” Massey (’49 BBA), who passed away Saturday. He was 96.

Graduate students present a crisis communication plan at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Crisis and risk communication partnership

UGA’s new interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Crisis, Risk and Disaster Communication (CRDC) taps expertise from Terry College’s Risk Management and Insurance program, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the College of Public Health.

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Game on

For four Terry students hoping for a spot on the global stage at this year’s Summer Olympics, their dedication shaped their athletic life and also influenced their academic and professional pursuits.

Illustration of colleagues sneering at their coworker who was just crowned "MR. Stressed" complete with sash.

‘Stress bragging’ backfires at work

Management researcher Jessica Rodell found people who brag about their stress levels are seen as less competent and less likable by their co-workers.

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Seed grants for faculty research cultivate new external funding at Terry College

Supported by private donations, seed grant funding for the college’s Business, Systems, and Technology Innovation Initiative and then its Sustainability Initiative was offered to faculty to support key goals in the college’s five-year strategic plan. To date, 21 grants have been awarded to 31 faculty members, representing all of Terry College’s academic departments. 

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Greener pastures

You don’t expect it to be here. Not after passing subdivision after subdivision with names culled from the merging of random adjectives and natural objects: Longleaf, Brightwood, Hickory Hills.

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A lasting impact

It was a gray November 2023 afternoon, chilly and damp. But inside the Business Learning Community, the mood was festive and bright. A crowd gathered inside Amos Hall’s Casey Commons to celebrate a milestone for the Terry College of Business: the University of Georgia’s Department of Economics had a new name.

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Meet the ‘Godfrey Grads’

The John Munro Godfrey, Sr. Department of Economics has a reputation for excellence that well predates its naming. Here are three of the many alumni using their UGA Economics training to make a difference in their careers and communities.

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The next generation

Home to the 10th largest undergraduate program at UGA, the John Munro Godfrey, Sr. Department of Economics has long been known for producing top scholars. As the department enters a bright new era, these three students are among the many continuing a legacy of excellence.

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2024 Terry College Top Research Rankings

Scholarly contributions by the Terry College faculty are an important measure of the college’s impact. This sample of recent research rankings is based on the number of publications appearing in the premier journals in their fields.

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CSR signals reveal more than a company’s values  

Debates about ESG or corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns often pit a company’s shareholders against its stakeholders, but evidence from the markets paints a different picture.  

Meg Amstutz, left, dean of the Morehead Honors College, recognized Hyangsoon Yi, Erin Towery and Michael Terns for their contributions to Honors education.

UGA Honors College honors Towery

The Morehead Honors College recognized Tull School of Accounting Professor Erin Towery with the J. Hatten Howard III Teaching Award.

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Too much of a good thing?

They say variety is the spice of life, but what if eating, listening or watching the same thing on repeat, rather than constantly switching among them, actually prolongs your enjoyment of a favorite snack, song or video? 

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Marketing plans with sizzle

Two teams of Terry College marketing students took home top prizes in a national marketing competition sponsored by market research firm Quirk’s Media. 

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Celebrating graduation, future opportunities

Trent Nesbit didn’t get a typical high school graduation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no in-person ceremony, and the occasion passed without the traditional fanfare. Now, four years later, he is making the most out of his college graduation. As undergraduate student speaker, Nesbit will help his peers to close out their college careers.

Dean Ayers with Terry Donors at the 2024 Terry Alumni Awards Gala

Four honored at 2024 Terry Alumni Awards and Gala

More than 600 alumni and friends of the Terry College of Business gathered on April 27 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta to share a good meal, catch up with classmates and celebrate lasting bonds formed at the University of Georgia and in the wide world of business.