• Eric Tonn

    Eric Tonn


    Senior Eric Tonn visited 23 different colleges before he decided to attend UGA. He said the deciding factors were UGA's combination of academics, social life, football, and weather.

  • Ping Ma

    Ping Ma


    Ma, a senior from Beijing, has brought new leadership to the Asian Children Mentoring Program.

  • Jessica Van Parys

    Jessica Van Parys


    Van Parys was a major contributor to a Terry study on the impact of the new writing portion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. She presented the research team's findings at a national finance association conference.

  • Brad Brizendine

    Brad Brizendine


    Brad Brizendine is part of the leadership team at Athens PBJs, which dispenses both food and friendship to homeless people in Athens-Clarke County.

  • Katherine Cochrane

    Katherine Cochrane


    Katherine Cochrane used her skills as a photographer and interest in real estate to create an online business specializing in graphic design services and interactive virtual tours.

  • Gala

    2008 Alumni Awards and Gala


    When the inaugural Alumni Awards and Gala was held in May 2007, the Terry College wasn't sure it would be an annual event. But 560 alumni and friends showed up at the Westin Buckhead that night, and they had a rousing good time — thanks in part to the efforts of Gov. Sonny Perdue, who worked the auction floor as though he were prying votes out of delegates at a political convention.

  • Bill Lastrapes

    Financial Crisis Panel


    On October 8 the Terry College sponsored a panel discussion of the current financial crisis. The panelists — Professors Bill Lastrapes (Economics), Jim Kau (Real Estate) and Chris Stivers (Finance) — addressed a standing-room only crowd of over 400 gathered in SLC 101 to hear "what just happened". Or, as Lastrapes correctly put it, "what is going on".

  • Jim Linck

    Jim Linck


    Terry College finance professor Jim Linck has received seven teaching awards since he was hired in 2000, and the college recently honored him with the 2008 Executive MBA Outstanding Instructor Award.

  • Sheila Taormina

    Sheila Taormina (BBA 1992, MBA 1994)


    Taormina, at age 39, is the first female athlete from any country to make the Olympic Games in three different sports, spanning four Olympiads. A former All-American swimmer at UGA, she’s set to compete in modern pentathlon at the 2008 Beijing Games.

  • Bill Griffin

    Bill Griffin (BBA 1972)


    The $17 million restoration Griffin brought about at storied Oakmont Country Club, site of the 2007 U.S. Open Golf Championship, might be his greatest accomplishment in a storied career.