Terry College of Business - Fall 2009 - (Page 10)
Newsfeed news about terry college students, faculty and alumni Fall 2009 Mrs. Terry awarded honorary doctorate Terry graduation convocation debuts Next spring, as graduation approaches, the Terry College will hold — for the first time — a ceremony to recognize all Terry degree candidates at one time under one roof. It’s going to require a big roof. The new Terry convocation will be held in Stegeman Coliseum one week before UGA’s spring commencement ceremony. The 2010 convocation is set for May 1 at 1 p.m. Degrees will still officially be conferred at UGA’s commencement on the Saturday after final exams end, but the Terry convocation will give all business degree candidates (including graduates from the previous fall term) an occasion to be personally recognized by name at graduation. uga photography Upon receiving her honorary degree, Mrs. Terry told the graduating students of the pride she takes in their accomplishments and the strides made by UGA. “And I don’t, for a minute, let those Gators in Jacksonville not hear about it.” By David Dodson (aBJ ’89) “What an exciting day this is!” Mary Virginia Terry told the graduating Class of 2009, after having the ancient symbol of the hood draped over her shoulders. Awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at spring commencement, Mrs. Terry reveled in the buoyant emotions radiating from more than 3,000 graduates inside sun-splashed Sanford Stadium. She spoke of her late husband Herman (BSC ’39), a Jacksonville, Fla., insurance executive and the college’s benefactor, recounting “his great love for this university.” “I have been blessed by being a part of this university for a long time,” she said, “and particularly being able to carry on what Herman loved so much.” The Terrys made their first major gift to the business school in 1985 during UGA’s bicentennial. As the college’s namesake, Mrs. Terry has continued to add to that legacy of support through the present day. As she said from the podium at commencement, “I know all of this would’ve made Herman so proud.” terry.uga.edu uga photography
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