Congratulations to the newest Terry College graduates!
DANIEL P. AMOS HONORED AS A 2023 GEORGIA TRUSTEE
Daniel P. Amos (BBA '73) was inducted as a 2023 Georgia Trustee - the highest honor the State of Georgia can bestow on an individual - by the Georgia Historical Society and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock. The Georgia Historical Society reestablished the Georgia Trustees in 2008 as a way of recognizing Georgians whose accomplishments and community service reflect the highest ideals of the founding body of Trustees. Amos is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aflac Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company that insures more than 50 million people in the United States and Japan. In January 2000, Amos launched the popular Aflac Duck advertising campaign, transforming Aflac from a successful supplemental insurance company to a top international brand recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies for 22 years. Amos graduated in 1973 from the Terry College with a BBA in Risk Management.
HAMMOCK GIVES KEYNOTE AT ILA CELEBRATION
Derek Hammock (BBA '15, MAcc '16) recently gave the keynote speech at the ILA celebration for the Class of 2023. He shared insightful advice for graduates getting ready to enter the workforce including "There is no roadmap to life. It will be what you make of it. What you put in is what you will get out. Life is a one-act play – there are no encores." Hammock is a Class of 2015 Leonard Leadership Scholar. Hammock is the Assistant Athletic Director - Finance & Strategic Planning at UGA Athletic Association and is a certified public accountant. Hammock formed an important relationship with the ILA program founder, Earl T. Leonard Jr., former senior vice president for corporate affairs of The Coca-Cola Company. Leonard continues to act as a friend and mentor for Hammock today.
TERRY ALUMNI JOIN STAGE PARTY AT CONVOCATION
Keith and Mary Palmer Mason
Stuart and Alexander Cofer
We recently welcomed over 1,000 Terry graduates to the Alumni Family. With family and friends watching, students were congratulated by Dean Ayers and walked across the stage at The Classic Center in Athens. Some outstanding alumni joined Terry faculty on stage to congratulate their child on their graduation and all of their successes.
Charles Hoke congratulated his daughter, Noelle Hoke, as she received her diploma for a BBA in Marketing. Charles graduated in 1993 with a BBA in Finance and is a Managing Director at CIBC Private Wealth Management US.
Keith Mason joined his daughter, Mary Palmer Mason, on stage as she received her diploma for a BBA in Real Estate. Keith graduated in 1982 with a BBA in Finance and in 1985 with a Juris Doctor. Keith is the Founder of KWM Capital Management LLC.
Stuart Cofer applauded his son, Alexander Cofer, as he received his diploma for a BBA in Management. Stuart Cofer graduated in 1981 with a BBA in Management and is the Owner of Cofer's Home and Garden Showplace in Athens.
We could not be more proud of the newest graduates and are looking forward to inspiring engagement with the Terry College.
The April Alumni of the Day were Ivey Tanner, Andy Lipman, Brittany Chitwood, Juan Mencias, and Allison Fine. Ivey graduated in 2019 with a BBA in Marketing and a certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership. She is currently in the Full-Time MBA Program and will graduate in 2024. Andy graduated in 1996 with a BBA in Marketing and is a motivational speaker and author, speaking about his experience with cystic fibrosis. Brittany graduated in 2014 with a BBA in Accounting and 2015 with a MAcc. Brittany is now the Assistant Director - Sustainability Learning at EY. Juan graduated in 2015 with a BBA in Finance and is now the CFO for both Georgia Diamond Corporation (GDC) and affiliate Ascot Diamonds (Ascot). Allison graduated in 2021 with BBA in Marketing and Political Science and a certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership. Allison is an incoming 3L at UGA Law.
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.
DEVIN SUTARIA'S HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Devin Sutaria graduated from the Terry College on May 10th with the Class of 2023 with a BBA in Finance and International Business. Sutaria kicked-off the 2023 Terry College Alumni Awards & Gala in April, by discussing the importance of International Business both from an academic and cultural standpoint. Sutaria served as the Vice President of Professional Development for Delta Sigma Pi and President Emeritus for the International Business Society. Sutaria will join Deloitte's Business Valuation Group as an Analyst in Atlanta, GA.
Don't miss your opportunity to hear from Sal Abbate during this month's Terry Third Thursday presentation. Abbate is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV), a Fortune 500 company and a leading North American business-to-business distribution solutions company. Abbate has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles in strategy, marketing, sales, distribution, customer service, logistics, manufacturing, and process improvement. Abbate serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Board of Directors for ArcBest (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leading logistics company. We hope you can make plans to join us!
Join us for an evening of connecting, networking and socializing with fellow Terry alumni as we hear from college football expert, Tony Barnhart, on what to expect from our National Champions and other SEC teams this fall.
Congratulations Class of 2023! We are proud to welcome you to the Terry alumni network. As we wrap up another academic year at the Terry College, we hope you will consider making a gift to support our mission of educating future business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Since 2019, the Ten for Terry initiative has given alumni the opportunity to make a modest monthly gift on a recurring basis. This affordable investment is magnified when many donors come together and participate in the program. In just four years, more than 1,000 donors have joined the Ten for Terry movement and now, Ten for Terry contributes more than $100,000 annually to the Terry Excellence Fund supporting scholarships, programs, student opportunities and more.
Introducing a new way to scale your support. Once you sign up to join Ten for Terry and make your $10 monthly commitment to the Excellence Fund, you have the opportunity to make an additional contribution to the fund or funds of your choice.
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