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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.

Carol Yancey

Heart of a champion: Carol Yancey (BBA ’85)

As a child, Carol Yancey loved sports. The only girl among four siblings, “I probably grew up a little tough,” she says. An avid baseball fan, Yancey excelled at playing softball and soccer, among other athletic pursuits. But when it came time to consider potential career paths, she chose to follow another of her many talents.

E. Howard Young

A sound foundation: Howard Young (BBA ’82)

Throughout a 200,000-square-foot warehouse tucked into an industrial corner of southwest Atlanta, boxes of beer flow as swiftly as the Chattahoochee River. While drivers load trucks and workers whip by on forklifts, Howard Young stands with a watchful eye.

uhusuru Ranasinghe left, Anthony Tringali, right, and Lauryn Sanders, center, pose for a portrait in under and artchway in the UGA Business Learning Community.

UGA’s COVID freshmen prepare to graduate

Four years ago, the University of Georgia’s class of 2024 came to Athens to live in sequestered dorm rooms, eat from dining hall take-out boxes, and attend their first college courses over Zoom. It was — without a doubt — a strange way to launch into the world. But as they prepare to graduate on May 10, this year’s class is thinking about how the COVID-19 pandemic shaped their attitudes toward work, community, and what they want out of life.

Drew Pinkstaff

Terry Case Study: Drew Pinkstaff

Drew Pinkstaff, a third-year finance and international business major, grew up in Waco, Texas surrounded by a family working in medicine. He thought about following in their footsteps but was drawn to Terry College because of the dynamic nature of working in finance.

Kristen Taylor stands in front of a crowd of UGA students in the UGA Terry College of Business's Stelling Study.

Building a new flying experience

Delta senior vice president forIn-Flight Service Kristen Taylor believes Delta will chart its course for the future by building a “better experience” for customers.

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Fortune ranks Terry College’s Professional MBA a top US program

The Professional MBA program at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business made a significant leap forward in Fortune magazine’s new ranking of the best part-time MBA programs for working professionals. The program climbed to No. 13 nationally, up from No. 44, and broke into the top 10 public programs — at No. 9 among public business schools.

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The Participation Game

Nicole Davis, a graduating Ph.D. student in marketing at the Terry College of Business, in collaboration with two colleagues from other universities, developed “The Participation Competition” during her time as an instructor. The in-class gamification strategy successfully increased student success and the number of students participating in her class.

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.

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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.