Alumni Profiles

Onions, ogres and a museum

After spending a few years working for television news stations in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, Wendy Brannen (BBA ’94) was ready to come home. “I quit my job for Georgia football,” jokes Brannen. “I had been away from Georgia for several …

Up in the air

Nicole Mermans (MBA ’01) is driving toward Atlanta’s Avondale Middle School on a Friday afternoon in February when her cell phone rings. “Hello? Hey. I’m on my way. I’ll be there in like 5 minutes.” A few minutes later Keyvious Avery, …

A need to feed

The stop sign at the exit of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s headquarters reads, “Hunger Stops Here.” Some might brush that off as a far-fetched goal or a clever marketing idea. John Becker believes it. Becker (AB ’89) began volunteering …

A garden grows in Brooklyn

Agriculture probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people think of New York City. But beyond Times Square and Wall Street is a city that’s home to one of the largest urban green spaces in the country—Central Park—and …