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MUSIC BUSINESS ALUMNI GATHER IN NASHVILLE
Music Business Dawgs gathered at Fait La Force Brewing in Nashville, TN, for a fun night of networking on June 8. Alumni and friends were invited to get to know David Barbe, Director of the Music Business Program, and other representatives from the program. It is great to see so many alumni together in Music City.
The Music Business Program is geared toward those aspiring to be leaders in the music industry. Students learn from key industry experts, including artists and managers, while gaining hands-on experience coordinating and marketing events, producing content, managing artists, and operating labels. The Music Business Program is open to all University of Georgia students.
TERRY ALUMNI NAMED TO GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
The Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame has selected Mike Bobo (BBA '97) and Rennie Curran (BBA '17) as a part of the 40-member Class of 2023. Bobo is currently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Bulldogs. Curran is a keynote speaker, leadership coach, author and former American football linebacker. They will be inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, October 21 at the College Football Hall of Fame. The Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame’s board of 38 voters included Hall of Fame executive director I.J. Rosenberg and Co-Chairs Dave Hunter and Rusty Mansell.
Chris Godfrey (BBA '11) has been promoted to Principal at Avison Young, based in Atlanta, GA. Godfrey joined Avison Young in 2015 and specializes in third-party office landlord representation. Godfrey was named Avison Young's Global Sean Faught Emerging Leader Award in 2022 for showing leadership via transactions, industry and community involvements. He was also selected as the Avison Young Rising Star in 2019 and 2020. Godfrey is a member of the Terry College Young Alumni Board.
The Terry College is grateful to Dr. Rob Hoyt for his decades of service as head of the Department of Insurance, Legal Studies, and Real Estate and his leadership of the RMI program. Dr. Hoyt will remain on faculty, serving as the Dudley L. Moore, Jr. Chair of Insurance within the ISRE department and continue to impact students and conduct research in the area of corporate hedging, enterprise risk management, catastrophe risk management, insurer operations, economics of insurance fraud, and insurer insolvency.
TERRY COLLEGE ALUMNI AWARDS NOMINATIONS OPEN
Each year, the Terry College recognizes two Distinguished Alumni and one individual as our Outstanding Young Alumnus. Nominate a candidate for consideration for the 2024 Terry College Alumni Awards. The deadline to complete your nomination is Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Selected honorees will be recognized at the 2024 Terry College Gala.
Born and raised in Griffin, Georgia and a graduate of Georgia Southern College, Sally Boyd is one of the College’s strongest supporters. She is a valued partner that has provided support in honor of her mother and father, by establishing the Sara and Dan Boyd Study Abroad Scholarship Fund as well as the Sara and Dan Boyd Professorship. She also supported the Building Terry campaign and named the Boyd Conference Room in Moore-Rooker Hall of the Business Learning Community. Her father, Dan Boyd
(BBA '48) a retired Naval officer and successful businessman was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia and loyal bulldog fan. Sally’s parents, Sara and Dan, were active members of the United Methodist Church of Griffin. Sally’s support and love of UGA makes her an honorary bulldog and we are honored by her partnership. She greatly values education and the impact that it has for current and future generations across the nation and internationally. The Terry College is grateful to have the Boyd family name so strongly associated with educational excellence and recognized within the Business Learning Community.
The June Alumni of the Day were Charles (Chas) Watson, Katelyn Walsh O'Reilly, Jonathan Newar, and Betsy Ballard. Chas graduated in 2005 with a MBA and is the CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Katelyn graduated in 2017 with a BBA in Marketing and is the Global Operations Manager at The Home Depot. Jonathan graduated in 2017 with a BBA in Economics and Finance and is the Co-Founder and CEO of Captain Experiences. Betsy Ballard graduated in 2018 with a BBA in Marketing and a Professional Sales emphasis. She is now a Solution Engineer for Salesforce.
Each week, we feature an Alum of the Day, where alumni can share about their career, company, activities they enjoy in their downtime, favorite Georgia memories, and how they choose to give back to their community. In addition to highlighting successful alumni, the goal of the Alum of the Day series is to show current Terry students the types of career opportunities that exist and give them great contacts in their industry. Students are encouraged to reach out to each Alum of the Day to connect.
Be sure to check out @terryalumni on Facebook and Instagram each Wednesday to see our next featured alum! Are you interested in being featured as the Alum of the Day? Head to the Alum of the Day page shown below, on the Terry website for more information and to fill out the form.
GOOD BUSINESS IS GLOBAL BUSINESS
The Executive MBA cohort recently participated in an international residency in Japan. This allowed participants to learn more about Japanese business practices and culture as they met with companies such as Panasonic, Kato USA, Precision Railroad Models, and Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms. As our global economy becomes more interdependent, it is becoming even more important to have a deeper understanding of worldwide business trends and emerging market dynamics. The cohort learned more about cultural intelligence and its importance through meeting business leaders from diverse industries.
The Executive MBA program is ranked No.1 in Georgia by Fortune, and to stay at the top, exposure to international business is crucial to their overall student experience. Support for study abroad programs like this is a top priority for Terry College and would not be possible without the generosity of our alumni and corporate partners. Individuals can contribute to the Terry College Study Abroad Scholarship Fund to increase participation and provide Terry students with unique learning opportunities that offer a life-long impact.
TerryConnect, our hub for student-alumni networking, has a new home! Join us on LinkedIn and stay connected with classmates, current students and more. Feel free to share career news and openings, student mentorship and engagement opportunities and any news relevant to your Terry experience.
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