Chip Chambers (center) is the 2019 Student of the Year. Other finalists included (L-R) Steven Feng, Nive Gupta, Elizabeth Doherty, and Eric Sutliff.

The Emeritus members of the Terry College Alumni Board annually honor a graduating senior with the “Student of the Year” award. This special award is presented at Terry's Honors Day ceremony to a student who best demonstrates the skills and commitment required to succeed in college, business, and life.

Eligibility and Qualifications

Candidate must be a Terry College Senior. Strength in these areas are weighed:

  • Academics: Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the Terry College of Business.
  • Campus Involvement: Community and campus service (volunteer involvement).
  • Leadership: University involvement/leadership (club, sports, band, etc.).
  • Financial Responsibility: Element of financial self-reliance (working, internships, scholarships, summer job).
  • Soft Skills: Recognized and respected leader, respects and honors fellow students, respects and lives a life consistent with the University’s Honor Code, consistently represents UGA and Terry at school, work, home and socially.


We invite Terry faculty, staff and students to nominate outstanding students for this award. Nominations are accepted through January 31. Please take a moment to complete the brief nomination form.

To be formally considered for the award, the student will be asked to provide additional information upon nomination. Emeritus Board members will review nominees and select the top five candidates for interviews. All five finalists will be recognized on Honors Day, and one student will be selected as the Alumni Board Student of the Year.

Nominate a student

Annual Finalists and Winners


  • Chip Chambers (Winner)
  • Elizabeth Doherty
  • Steven Feng
  • Nive Gupta
  • Eric Sutliff


  • Rachel Cole
  • Fernando Arturo Cruz
  • Annie Wanyi Jiang (Winner)
  • Jillian Schmidt
  • Craig Sturken


  • Andy Abernathy
  • Laura Courchesne (Winner)
  • Houston Gaines
  • Julie Spangler
  • Eli Yarborough


  • Azra Bandali
  • Alexander Benjamin Bosse (Winner)
  • Caroline Coleman
  • Alexandra Edquist
  • David Malcher


  • Olivia Anne Boggs
  • Eilidh Geddes
  • Ashley Elizabeth Gibson
  • Derek Cole Hammock
  • Wesley Roberts (Winner)


  • Brian Henry Baker
  • Muhammad Saqib Iqbal
  • Danielle Miller (Winner)
  • Shan Siddiqui
  • Shannon Vreeland


  • Grant Carlton
  • Jackson Govatos
  • Michael Heider (Winner)
  • Erin Meyers
  • Derek Ponticelli


  • Kathryn Jeanette Appling
  • Jennifer Cowart
  • Patrick Fitzmaurice (Winner)
  • David Wesley Jett
  • Brianna Lané Randall