Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome to Terry

The development staff at Terry College recently welcomed two new members. Natalie Glenn has been named director of alumni relations, and Johnie Tucker has been hired as the college’s director of annual giving. Natalie and Johnie bring years of relevant experience to their new roles and play a crucial role in expanding the culture of giving at Terry College.
Natalie graduated in 2002 with a degree in Public Relations from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she was a recipient of the Kip Craven Memorial Scholarship. Glenn’s previous work experience has been in the private sector, most recently as the marketing director for Athens–based Barberitos Franchising Inc.
“It is a privilege to serve alumni of the Terry College of Business who share a love for the University of Georgia and strive to advance the strategic vision of the college,” Natalie said.
Johnie is a 1999 graduate of UGA, with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communication, who’s also pursuing a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from UGA. He served as a development officer with UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences since 2007 prior to his position at Terry College. 
According to Johnie, “I’m really excited and fortunate to be associated with Terry College of Business.  Having worked at another unit on campus, Terry has always been looked at as a model for engaging our students, alumni, and friends in how beneficial private support is to our overall success.”  
Welcome to the family, Natalie and Johnie!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Economic Outlook Series

The city of Atlanta will kick off the annual Economic Outlook series, hosted by Terry College of Business, on December 15, 2010.

The Georgia Economic Outlook series annually draws several thousand influential business and governmental leaders to luncheons around the state. The series gives individuals and corporations the opportunity to hear from many dynamic speakers on the economic outlooks for the local, state, and national levels. Robert Sumichrast, Dean of Terry College, will be presenting the State Economic Outlook at each location. This popular program has become the most comprehensive and detailed look at the future economy in Georgia.

The series will run until March 2, 2011 and make stops in over 10 areas. You may register as an individual or corporation. For more information or to register, please visit

Monday, August 23, 2010

When you get the call...answer with, "Terry!"

It’s that time of year when students begin calling all UGA alumni to update records, find out what is going on in the lives of alumni and importantly, ask for annual contributions to the Georgia Fund in support of university-wide initiatives. In the coming weeks, you can look forward to a UGA student calling you to ask for your annual donation.

This year, we invite you to DESIGNATE a portion of your gift to the Terry College of Business through the Terry Annual Fund. Your gift to the Terry College of Business is crucial to the strength of Terry’s future. By designating a portion of your gift you are directing money to the specific programs and departments that made an impact in your education and career.

Of course, any gift to the Terry Annual Fund is also a gift to the Georgia Fund—it is simply ear marked for the college you love. When designating your gift you will enjoy all of the society memberships and benefits that come along with a gift to the Terry Annual Fund, AS WELL as to the Georgia Fund. So when you get the call, answer with “Terry!”

Here are ways your annual dollars are hard at work at the Terry College of Business:


148 gifts of $25 = $3,700

Helps one undergraduate student experience the Leonard Leadership Scholars program.

20 gifts of $250 = $5,000

Makes it possible for one student to study overseas.

12 gifts of $500 = $6,000

Affords the Music Business Program a promotional video to recruit the best future students and help secure jobs in the music industry for current students.


As you can see, the collective impact of many gifts keeps this college strong. Of course, you can always make a gift by visiting any time, but students look forward to speaking with you by phone soon! Don't forget to tell them all about what you have accomplished since your college days at will encourage these undergraduate callers and we can even use your story to inspire students to come!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Terry Talks: A program of the Terry College Young Alumni Board

The purpose of Terry Talks is to connect younger alumni with alumni who have experienced successful careers in different areas of expertise. These events will serve to develop younger alumni and connect them with mentors in those professions in which they seek to do business.

What is Terry Talks?

Terry Talks programs are small events (15 people) for young alumni of the Terry College of Business. These events complement the larger gatherings hosted by the Young Alumni Board (YAB) each year.

Programs are industry focused. (Examples include Real Estate, Media and Marketing, Private Wealth Management and Finance.)

Where and when are Terry Talks?

Programs are hosted by Terry College alumni in their homes, offices, businesses or restaurants. Alumni hosts serve as the main “speaker” of the discussion and encourage participation in the conversation among all participants. Alumni hosts cover any expenses associated with the program.

What are people saying about Terry Talks?

“Hosting a TerryTalks event in my home was a great experience. It gave me an opportunity to meet a new generation of alumni interested in real estate and share with them my many years in the industry. In doing so, I felt a great sense of pride in giving back to the Terry College. It was minimal effort on my part as the Young Alumni Board handled many of the responsibilities. I encourage other alumni to consider helping the College and our fellow alumni in this way.” Joe Terrell, BBA 1974, Highgate Partners

How does a Terry alum participate in Terry Talks?

We’re looking for Terry College alumni hosts for our 2010-2011 Terry Talks programs. If you are a successful alum with interesting experience in your field, and you’re interested in working with young alumni, please contact YAB member Russ Johnson (BBA 2003) at


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Terry College of Business is part of the podcast revolution!

Each month the Terry College of Business hosts Terry Third Thursday for the Atlanta business community. This breakfast speaker series boasts of dynamic and influential speakers as well as special guests from the University of Georgia--and now everyone has access to Terry Third Thursday’s speaker series via podcast. So if you are not in the Atlanta area or cannot attend, but would like to hear the speaker’s presentation, check the podcast page so you won't have to miss out!

Although, now is a great time to attend TTT in person. In July and August Terry is offering the summer “Buy One-Bring One” promotion. So get your ticket today and bring a friend to learn from a successful and inspiring individual. Upcoming speakers include: Mark Rosenberg: President and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health on July 15, 2010 and Kenneth C. Stewart: Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development on August 19, 2010.

Who would you like to come see (or hear) as a future speaker? We would love your input! Anyone who posts a suggestion will be entered to win a ticket to attend an upcoming Terry Third Thursday event at the Terry Executive Education Center in Atlanta.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The benefits of participating in company match programs

Through corporate matching gift programs, cash gifts from a company's eligible employees are matched with company or corporate foundation funds. It all adds up to a great way to increase your contributions and receive more benefits at no additional cost to you!

They are generally made in a fixed ratio to the gifts of the employee, i.e., 1:1, 2:1, etc. on an annual basis. Recent statistics show approximately 50% of Fortune 500 companies have matching gift programs and 13% of companies match at 2 to 1.

For example, a young alumni can make a $500 gift with a $500 company match and viola! He or she is a member of the Dean's Circle and eligible for all Dean's Circle benefits. What’s not to love about that? Your gift grows, which then translates into even better opportunities for the Terry College…and all you have to do is turn in some paperwork!

We hope you will search the UGA matching gift database to see if your employer matches employee gifts. Keep in mind this list grows and changes frequently, so you might also want to check with your HR department for opportunities within your organization.

Participating in your company matching gift program is just another way to provide additional dollars to provide the resources and experiences that separate Terry students from the competition. To learn more about giving to Terry, visit the Terry Annual Fund website.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thank you MAcc Class Gift 2010 Donors!

MAcc Class Gift


Pledged: $98,695

Participation: 78%

Participating Members of The Class of 2010

Kate Adkins

Thomas Amburgey

Sallie Balderach

James Barefield

Martyn Bell

Nathan Bell

Steven Biagioni

Eric Blades

Kristi Buice

Charles James Butler III

Thomas Cannon

Tom Cervino

Carter Chapman

Xiaming (Veronica) Chen

Maggie Clemons

Chris Cooper

Shelby Danner

Allison Davis

Amanda Davis

Jessica Draper

David Fallis

Bentley Foster

Natalie Frazier

Kayla Futch

Kelly-Ann Green

Michael Halpin

R. Jordan Hammond

Eric A. Hauff

Christopher G. Hines

Sarah Jakelski

Ning Jia & Bing Li

Xiaoping Jiang

Kaydene Jones

Megan Keller

Sean M. Kennedy

Sam Kirk

Ryan Kopec

Philip Laminack

Chris LeCraw

Lu Man

Daniel Lucht

Halina Maladtsova

Bo Mann

James Masterson

Arun Misra

Taylor Mongin

Pei-Ying Nie

Lauren Olson

Meg O’Shea

Niket Patel

Samir Patel

Lucy Pollard

Brian Presley

Rebecca Rosenberg

Sarah Annette Roth

Emily Schachet

Justin Shirley

Courtney Smith

Marissa G. Sorrentino

Charlie Steward

Stringer, Brent

J. Ashley Tankersley

Josh Tarica

Carson Williams

Julie Anne Yeomans

In addition to the students listed above, anonymous contributions were made to the 2010 MAcc class gift.