Finance grads Kirby Smart (BBA ’98) and Mary Beth Lycett Smart (BBA ’03) have returned to their alma mater as head coach and “First Lady” of Georgia football
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Terry FYI is a periodic newsletter for alumni and others affiliated with the Terry College of Business.


August 2016


Kirby and Mary Beth Lycett Smart
Finance grads Kirby Smart (BBA ’98) and Mary Beth Lycett Smart (BBA ’03) have returned to their alma mater as head coach and “First Lady” of Georgia football. If 93K Day is any indication, they’re going to be game-changers. 


AUG 09 | Executive & Professional MBA Programs Lunch & Learn in Gwinnett
AUG 11 | Executive & Professional MBA Programs Lunch & Learn in Buckhead
AUG 11 | Full-Time MBA Program Overview: Webinar
AUG 16 | 2016 Washington DC Forté Forum for Women
AUG 17 | 2016 Atlanta Forté Forum for Women
AUG 18 | Terry Third Thursday: M. Troy Woods, Chairman and CEO, TSYS
AUG 22 | Executive Programs: Fundamentals of Finance
AUG 24 | Alumni Board New Member Orientation
AUG 25 | 2016 Houston Forté Forum for Women

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Team Watson



Team Watson

Benjamin Watson (BBA ’03) and Kirsten Vaughn Watson (BBA ’03) were college sweethearts whose devotion to a service-based life may ultimately outshine Benjamin’s exemplary football career.

Bob Pinckney




If there’s a buzzword in business education right now, it’s entrepreneurship. But Bob Pinckney (BBA '82) doesn’t rely on trendiness to shape the all-new university-wide Entrepreneurship Program. 


Amazon scrubs list prices

Online retail giant Amazon has begun to do away with list prices on many of its products. What does that mean for consumers? NPR’s Marketplace talks to Sundar Bharadwaj, the Coca-Cola Company Chair of Marketing at the Terry College.

UGA Idea Accelerator open for pitches

Applications are now open for the next round of teams to be selected for the UGA Idea Accelerator this fall. Sponsored by local economic development nonprofit Four Athens, in partnership with the Advanced Technology Development Center, the UGA Entrepreneurship Program, and THINC, the Idea Accelerator is an eight-week experience, meeting in Athens twice a week for 90-minute sessions, that puts promising startup concepts to the test.Teams that survive the process are given an opportunity to pitch for a panel of active investors for a $5,000 prize.

Call for Alumni Award nominations

Each year Emeritus members of the Alumni Board accept nominations for the annual Terry College Alumni Awards. The committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 awards, which will be presented at the Terry College Alumni Awards and Gala on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Two individuals will be selected as our Distinguished Alumni and one individual will be selected as our Outstanding Young Alumnus. Please consider nominating an outstanding member of our alumni community for this honor. The deadline to submit nominations is August 31, 2016.

Terry community mourns Hiram Barksdale

Hiram Collier Barksdale Sr. (BBA ’48), a former student and professor of marketing at the Terry College, passed away July 20 in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 94. A Georgia native, Barksdale became a nationally distinguished writer, lecturer and researcher after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He taught at Washburn and New York universities before joining the UGA faculty in 1965, where he became a Distinguished Professor of Marketing and department chairman.

Marketing expert: Take advantage of sales tax holiday

Georgia's sales tax holiday for clothing, computers and school supplies ran July 30-31. Terry marketing professor Julio Sevilla, an expert in consumer behavior and psychology, weighed in on the benefits of the event.

“Tax-free weekends are a great opportunity that families on a budget can take advantage of to buy their children’s back to school supplies," he said. "The idea of this initiative is to provide a tax break for those expenses that are associated to school activities (e.g. books, clothing, backpacks and other school supplies) but that in most cases do not receive special tax treatment despite being related to education. Naturally, many items that are not strictly meant to be used for school or by consumers enrolled in school (e.g. clothing) also qualify for the tax break, which provides a great opportunity for small and large businesses to organize special sales events in which consumers can get a wide array of products at lower prices than usual, as they benefit from the discount offered by the merchant as well as the tax reduction.”

More information about Sevilla's research can be found here.

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