Faculty Awards Winter 2023

Five Terry College professors receive 2023 faculty awards

The Terry College of Business presented its annual awards for outstanding teaching, research and service to five faculty members in December. The award winners were chosen based on nominations by their peers.

The Nashville Network: The Talent Agents

Matthew Morgan (BBA ’02) and Jonathan Insogna (AB ’04) graduated from UGA within a couple years of each other. They were in different programs — Morgan studied marketing; Insogna, speech communications — and they didn’t know one another, but they did share a love of live music. But could a love of music lead to a career? Did they think that was possible?

About 600 people seated in the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium with the Georgia Economic Outlook projected on the back wall.

Georgia’s economy is headed for a “soft landing”

Georgia’s post-COVID economic expansion is expected to slow but continue, with GDP increasing by 1.1% in 2024, according to economic forecasters at the University of Georgia Selig Center for Economic Growth. While smaller than the 3% growth rate Georgia saw in 2023, the state will continue to outpace the national GDP growth rate, which forecasters project to be .8% in 2024.

Ashni Patel standing i the hallway at the United Nations.

Economics student named Schwarzman Scholar

University of Georgia Terry College economics students and UGA Foundation Fellow Ashni Patel has been selected for the Schwarzman Scholarship, becoming the fifth Terry economics student and eighth UGA student to receive this prestigious award.

With the Chicago skyline reflected in a window, a group of Terry MBA students sit in the Chicago Bears’ business offices in downtown Chicago during a domestic residency program.

A Windy City business story 

Home to the Wrigley Company and Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago has provided the backdrop to some of the biggest business stories of the 20th century.  This fall, University of Georgia Professional MBA students traveled to the Windy City to write their own 21st-century business success stories. “Being in Chicago and stepping outside the ecosystem […]

Chicago skyline

Terry PMBAs take Chicago

This fall University of Georgia Professional MBA students traveled to Chicago as part of the Terry College of Business PMBA Domestic Residency Program. As part of the study away program, students completed a consulting project for a multinational company and toured Chicago-based companies — like the Chicago Bears and Mondelēz International.

Terry College Entrepreneurship

So you want to start a business?

It begins with an idea. Specifically, an idea designed to solve a problem — something that fills a consumer need. Then comes customer discovery — do others see value in the solution? Once product-market fit is verified, then comes pitching. Lots and lots and lots of pitching — selling the idea to anyone who might […]

Georgia Supreme Court Justices

A deep bench

The verdict is in: a Terry College education serves justice well in the state of Georgia.  Several Terry alumni hold prominent judicial positions across the state. These interpreters of the law use similar words to describe how a business core has helped them in their legal duties:  Logic. Discipline. Organization. Accountability. Planning. Prioritization. Financial acumen.  […]

Brian Harman at The Open Championship

A golden age for Terry golf

Terry and golf go together like azaleas and Augusta National. Look no further than the UGA Golf Course, where players recharge after rigorous practices in the plush Boyd Golf Center, named after the late former amateur standout and Georgia Golf Hall of Fame director David Boyd (BBA ’63). The course’s general manager? That would be […]

Harriet Williams

A village to raise a community

Harriett Williams should have been worried. As the holiday season approached in 2016, the freshly minted homeowner  — with a new car to boot — was working through her fourth year as a forensic technology associate for KPMG in Atlanta. Responsible for data collection in client investigations (“cool things I can’t talk about,” she says), […]

Stacey Campbell

Leading tomorrow’s leaders

Before studying CEO effectiveness, before teaching her first course on team management, Stacy Campbell (PhD ’07) knew the impact a great boss could have on an organization. 

UGA students walk past an UGA Archway Partnership sign in downtown Waynesboro.

ILA students lay framework for workforce housing in Waynesboro

Located just south of Augusta and home to Georgia Power’s newly expanded Plant Vogtle, Waynesboro is bustling. There are new businesses on Liberty Street, new jobs to fill and new people moving to town. But like a lot of growing towns in Georgia, one thing Waynesboro needs is houses — lots of them. “We’re growing, […]

Students work around a table at Studio 225, photo shot from above.

Photo Gallery: Truist Immersive Learning Experience

Six teams of Terry College Management Information Systems and FinTech Certificate students spent Oct. 13-14 at UGA’s Studio 225 in an immersive learning experience created and hosted by Truist. Students worked with IT leaders at Truist, IBM, FlowX and Amazon Web Services to help solve technology infrastructure problems. (Photos by Jacob Catibog and Emma Fender)

Students pitch a customer service solution to Truist executives during an immersive learning experience at Studio 225

Terry students work with Truist to mold the future of FinTech

UGA’s Terry College of Business students tackle realistic case studies in their classes every day but recently had the chance to work with IT leaders at Truist, IBM, Amazon Web Services and FlowX.AI to solve real-world challenges facing the banking and financial sectors.

Kelsie Pearson, Moss Davis and Mbeng Juvis pose after pitching at the UGA Idea Acclerator. Davis, in the middle, holds large prize check.

Antigua Threads takes first prize in latest Idea Accelerator Mer

There’s nothing wrong with a white shirt and khakis, but what if you could turn it up a little?  That’s the argument behind Antigua Threads, a handmade belt and bag company co-founded by a University of Georgia public relations student.  “What if the dullest part of your outfit could become the most unique, vibrant and […]

Professional Womens Conference Title Slide with someone raising their hand in front of it .

Photo Gallery: Terry College Professional Women’s Conference

The 2023 Terry College of Business Professional Women’s Conference, held Nov. 10, 2023 at Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta, offered advice and wisdom from top women in business and the chance to network with women in other industries.

GA Bob Pinckney, director of the UGA Entrepreneurship Program, presents a $10,000 prize check to Hailey Garfinkel (BSFCS '21, MSW '23) and UGA communications student Tyler Lewis after awarding Hailey's Healthy Hangout first prize the UGA Entrepreneurship Program's inaugural Health and Wellness Pitch Competition.

Health and wellness takes center stage

The growth of Hailey’s Healthy Hangout and Garfinkel’s dedication to her mission helped win over judges at the University of Georgia Entrepreneurship Program’s Health and Wellness Pitch Competition on Nov. 8 at Studio 225. Garfinkel and Hailey’s Health Hangout’s executive director Michael Lewis took home the $10,000 grand prize.