Alumni Profiles

Branding chikin

Chick-fil-A may be closed on Sundays, but Don Perry (ABJ ’74) still has a job to do. “My expression routinely is ‘there are no dull days,’” he says. “You just don’t know what’s going to happen moment to moment.” Perry grew …

Getting fresh

The Baxter Street hill can be a miserable hike for freshmen at UGA, but Byron and Donna Marshall remember it fondly. “We first met on the hill between Brumby and Russell,” Byron says. “We both grew up in Columbus, Ga., and …

One lucky duck

Knowing how to butcher a duck might not seem like that helpful of a task, but it got Peter Dale (ABJ ’99) to where he is today. He can thank his father, who is a poultry science professor at UGA. “I …

King of Pops

It all started in Central America in 2005. The oldest of three brothers, Ashley Carse, was studying anthropology in Panama when his younger brothers, Steven and Nick, came to visit. They discovered paletas, a Latin American ice pop usually made with …

Sweet dreams

“Ain’t nothing like ’em nowhere.” If that slogan sounds familiar, it should. It’s the mantra of the legendary Dreamland barbecue restaurant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” ESPN, the New York Times, USA Today and the Food Network. …

The Bikini Chef

Things may have changed since Susan Irby (ABJ ’88) graduated, but her bikini body definitely has not. Irby has translated her love for cooking and healthy living into The Bikini Chef brand, which encompasses healthy living through an “everything in moderation” …