Judges and finalists at the 2024 Spring Idea Accelerator Demo Day gather on the Studio 225 Pitch Deck with the winner holding a large novelty check.

Pressure washing business cleans up at Idea Accelerator

It’s pollen season in Georgia, and no one’s happier than UGA second-year student Kaden Husney. For the last five years, Husney’s business — The Real Under Pressure — has helped homeowners and businesses around north Fulton County clear away pollen, grime and mildew. On April 10, he cleaned up at UGA Entrepreneurship’s final Idea Accelerator Demo Day of the 2023-24 school year.

Santanu Chatterjee teaches a MBA course in a large classroom at the UGA Terry College of Business.

Georgia MBA ranked a top 10 public program by U.S. News & World Report

The Georgia MBA program climbed four spots to No. 27 overall, marking the second straight year that the program recorded its record-best ranking in the U.S. News survey. Among public business schools, the Georgia MBA is ranked No. 9 – entering the U.S. News top 10 for the first time – up from 11th last year.

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Let’s talk a-bot it

How do you feel about bots and AI? Carolina Salge, an assistant professor in management information systems, discusses her research into AI, chatbots and strange activity online.

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.”

Nominees for Terry College of the year including from left Grant McDonald, Tyler Ege, Morgan Pope, Eniola Olubunmi and Gabriella Lewis, posed on UGA's North campus in businesswear

Motivational marketing major honored

Morgan Pope, 2024 Terry College Student of the Year, was recognized for her dedication to giving back and making the most of her time at UGA.

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.

Winners of the 2024 Collegiate Great Brands pitch competition stand with their novelty prize checks with the contest's four judges behind them at Studio 225.

Breakfast of Champions

Chi-Chi founders Izzy Gorton and Chiara Munzi want you to try chickpeas for breakfast. Their grain-free, chickpea oatmeal brand, won them $15,000 at the 2024 Collegiate Great Brands Competition on March 27.

Margaret Price, of UGA, and Jennifer Price and Terrance Griffin, of EY, sit a table holding microphones at the front of a crowd at UGA Studio 225

Neurodiversity in the workplace

More than 14 percent of teenagers in school today received an ADHD diagnosis. Over the next 10 years, these students will head to college and then work in offices, hospitals and job sites. Jennifer Price, assistant director of the Neuro-Diverse Centers of Excellence at EY, is working to make sure these students can excel when they […]

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.

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Economics professor Zimmermann receives 2024 Russell Award

Laura Zimmermann joins two other UGA faculty members in receiving the Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the university’s highest early career teaching honor for outstanding and innovative instruction.

UGA Entrepreneurship students on a river cruise during a domestic Field Study in Austin

Ecosystem of Innovation

Although its free-wheelin’, artsy past seems at odds with serious business, the city’s dual personalities make sense once you visit, said Adrienne Lincoln, a senior studying finance and international business at the Terry College of Business. Both rely on a community of dedicated people supporting each other and celebrating their success.

Jillian Rhae Maxwell looks in a mirror

Student Spotlight: Embracing Authenticity

As she waited to take the stage at the Miss Collegiate America Pageant as Miss Mississippi Collegiate America in 2021, Jillian Rhae Maxwell only had one thing on her mind: the email sitting in her inbox from the University of Georgia. The news was exactly what she had hoped for, and now, as she prepares to graduate from the Terry College of Business in May, her accomplishments are a testament to her dedication.

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.

Visiting international scholar Jan Recker speaks with faculty and graduate students at the Terry Department of Management Information Systems

Visiting Scholar: Jan Recker

Jan Recker, Terry College’s inaugural visiting international scholar and Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow and Nucleus Professor for Information Systems and Digital Innovation at the University of Hamburg, has built a career studying the different ways people put technology to work.

Maeve Breathnach in front of Rock of Cashel castle n Ireland.

Two economics alumna selected as Fulbright Scholars

Maeve Breathnach and Zainub Ali, who both majored in international affairs and economics at the John Munro Godfrey, Sr. Department of Economics, were among 11 University of Georgia students selected this year for the prestigious program. UGA has led the nation in the number of students selected for Fulbright Scholarships for the last two years. […]

From left, Matt Tesvich, Kelsie Pearson and Jack TerHaar, stand with giant novelty prize checks in Studio 225

Detail Dawgs takes home $10,000 in UGA Entrepreneurship Venture Prize

University of Georgia senior Jack TerHaar liked having a clean car and hated working at his bar job in downtown Athens. That was the inspiration behind Detail Dawgs, TerHaar’s car detailing business and the winner of the UGA Entrepreneurship Program’s third annual Venture Prize Competition.  TerHaar, who studies real estate and finance at the Terry […]

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Stock Pitch Competition keeps paying dividends

Each winter, dozens of finance students migrate to Athens to make their case for a chance to pitch stocks in one of the few in-person stock pitch competitions in the U.S. Now in its 10th year, the University of Georgia Stock Pitch Competition — organized by UGA’s Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) and the Terry […]

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 […]

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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.

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Altera Investments named fastest-growing UGA business

Altera Investments, an Atlanta-based alternative investment firm focused on the lower middle market led by three Terry College graduates, placed first in the Bulldog 100 ranking of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by University of Georgia alumni.