Remembering Mary Virginia Terry, learning leadership lessons from dynamic speakers and top prizes for odorless socks
Mary Virginia Terry spent her life supporting the arts and education and improving the lives of children. She leaves a legacy at the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business that will impact generations to come. (Photo Gallery)
Trevor Phinney (BBA ’15) has been calling the dogs for as long as he can remember, but on Nov. 5 he was able to yell “sic ’em” from 1,000 feet above Sanford Stadium.
Developing a “championship mindset” takes vulnerability and grit, Atlanta Braves chief culture officer DeRetta Rhodes told the UGA Terry College of Business Professional Women’s Conference. (Photo Gallery)
As executive director of the Atlanta Committee for Progress, Shan Cooper used the skills and connections she developed through years of corporate leadership to improve the lives of Georgia’s youth. (Photo Gallery)
James Johnson, director of the Terry College’s Benn Capital Markets Lab, taps into lessons learned during his career in finance and technology to help students forge paths to Wall Street and beyond.
Korryn Williamson, director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Insight Global, knows that teams excel when everyone has an opportunity to use their talent. She has made it her mission to help all people shine in the workplace.
MIS student Matt Tesvich won the fall's first UGA Entrepreneurship Idea Accelerator pitch contest with Ox Sox, an odorless sock brand. MIS and finance student Charlie Gaddy won the second cohort of the Entrepreneurship Program’s competition with Power Shot, an emergency phone charger.
Despite inflation and fear of a looming recession, the market for luxury goods is growing and becoming more diverse, according to Jeff Humphreys, director of the UGA Selig Center for Economic Growth. It’s up to marketers to tap into these growing markets, he told Essence magazine. “As the buying power estimates and differences in spending by race and ethnicity suggest that as the nation’s consumer market becomes more diverse, advertising, products, and media must be tailored to each market segment,” said Humphreys, who authors an annual report on the buying power of Americans called The Multicultural Economy.
Today’s higher mortgage rates wouldn’t seem strange 20 years ago, but are shocking today’s homebuyers and preventing some from entering the market, real estate professor Rich Martin told the syndicated news service Scripps. “It’s going to impact the ability to qualify for the mortgage,” Martin said. “I fear we might have shifted to a new normal, that’s kind of, well, it’s kind of the old normal? I mean, this is what rates used to be like. We got kind of spoiled with incredibly, incredibly low rates for 20 years.” Rates on 30-year mortgages reached 7% by the end of November, further impacting home affordability.