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Mr. Leonard’s legacy - Cover Story
March 2014 Issue
UGA senior Sarah Beatty’s future seems bright. The finance and accounting major completed an internship with Goldman Sachs last year, and she has a position there waiting for her when she graduates. But Beatty, who’s from Roswell, is worried about moving to New York City and leaving behind everything she knows. Luckily she’s having lunch on this November day with Earl Leonard (ABJ ’58, LLB ’61), a former Coca-Cola executive who knows exactly what to say. “It’s going to give you a new dimension,” he says. “You don’t want to ever stay in the same place for the rest of your life. That’s not good.” Downtown Athens’ Mayflower restaurant—“putting the South in your mouth since 1948”—might not seem like the ideal place to discuss big life questions, but it’s one of the places where Leonard regularly meets with students. Over hamburger steaks or a vegetable plate, he talks with them about whatever’s on their minds, sharing the wisdom acquired during his …
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