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Student demand for the new Actuarial Science Certificate was much higher than expected. Forty-two students were accepted into the program.

Terry College’s chapter of Net Impact, a student group that applies b-school skills to social and environmental causes, has received Gold Chapter Standing. This is the first time the group has earned the honor in its 10-year existence.

Robert J. Vandenberg​, the Robert O. Arnold Professor of Business, has been named interim Head of the Management Department at Terry.

When Julio Ramirez was seven years old, his parents left their home in Cuba and emigrated to America. The year was 1961 and Fidel Castro had taken control of the island nation.

The Spring MIS Advisory Board meeting was held on March 20 in Athens. Following a lunch at DePalma's Italian Cafe, more than 60 Board members and faculty attended the meeting at the new Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

The Master of Internet Technology class of 2013 graduated 21 students at the end of the spring semester. The class completed the five-semester program to become masters of innovation and digital transformation.

Marisa Pagnattaro, professor of legal studies in the Terry College, earned a $5,000 grant to create an innovation course called “Apple Inc.’s Global Business Strategies: Balancing Law, Ethics and Human Rights” that could begin in the fall.

I am finishing up a semester-long exchange program at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University in Beijing, CHINA. There are over 100 other students here from around the globe.

The Selig Center, known for its annual “Georgia Economic Outlook” forecast and luncheon (see “Events” below), has released its annual minority buying power report.

Now in its 4th year, the MBA Travels to China program attracted 30 full-time and evening students to spend spring break traveling together to Shanghai and Beijing, where they visited top companies and cultural sites.