Terry College of Business - University of Georgia

Alumni Awards and Gala


Save the Date for the 2022 Terry College Alumni Awards & Gala

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Intercontinental Buckhead | Atlanta, Georgia
More details coming soon

Picture of a mask for the 2021 Mask-a-Rade

In 2021, The Terry College of Business was pleased to honor our Distinguished Alumna Pamela Rogers, BBA ’82 and our Outstanding Young Alumna Maria Taylor, ABJ ‘09/MBA ‘13. These alumnae were celebrated in a private, socially distant event adhering with pandemic safety protocols set by the governor’s office. While we missed celebrating with the greater Terry alumni community, we recognized the outstanding accomplishments of these alumni and thank our corporate sponsors who made a tremendous impact at Terry with their generous support.

Pamela Rogers
2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

Pamela Rogers

Pamela Rogers (BBA ’82) is the executive director of enterprise risk management and works in the product safety and regulatory affairs department at Estée Lauder in New York City. A results-driven and highly accomplished top risk management executive, Rogers has four decades of experience working across multiple levels of a company, leading teams, setting strategy and communicating with executive management and the board of directors. She continues to serve as president of Risk Choices LLC, which is a firm she founded, and previously served as senior director of insurance and risk advisory services at Alvarez & Marsal. She has previously worked at Weight Watchers International, Marsh USA, Target Corp., Sears, Roebuck and Co., and Nestle USA, among others. She began her career at General Motors Corp. Rogers earned her degree in risk management and insurance at UGA and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She is a Certified Management Accountant and earned certification in the Advanced Management Program in Enterprise Risk Management at the Center for Enterprise Risk Management and Assurance. Rogers was named Terry College’s Risk Management and Insurance Outstanding Alumnus, a Risk and Insurance Management Society New York Chapter Mentor, and placed on the list of Business Insurance’s 100 Leading Women. She was a board member and committee chair at the Spencer Educational Foundation and has served as a member and committee chair at the Risk and Insurance Management Society since 1987. Watch the Pamela Rogers - 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award video to learn more. View her award acceptance speech here.

Maria Taylor
2021 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Maria Taylor

Maria Taylor (ABJ ’09, MBA ’13) is an analyst and host for ESPN, covering the NBA and college sports including football, women’s basketball, and volleyball. She is a reporter for ESPN’s College GameDay and ABC Saturday Night Football, previously serving as host of SEC Network’s traveling pregame show SEC Nation. Her versatility is showcased on a variety of ESPN’s shows, as she hosts College Football Live, Big Monday, and NCAA Women’s Final Four studio coverage. Taylor works as the host of NBA Countdown, ESPN and ABC’s longstanding NBA pregame show, and is also part of ESPN’s NBA Draft and NFL Draft coverage. Before SEC Nation, she served as a college football reporter on SEC Network and was the sideline reporter on ESPN2’s Saturday night primetime college football telecast. She started her career as a reporter and host for IMG College at UGA, appearing on various studio shows including Dawg Report, SEC Men’s Basketball Tonight, and SportsNite. During her time at UGA, Taylor played volleyball and basketball. She was named to the All-SEC volleyball team three times and was also a member of the U.S. Volleyball Junior National A2 team, helping the team win a bronze medal during the U.S. Volleyball Championships. While at UGA, she also served as a student member of the Athletic Board of Directors. Watch the Maria Taylor - 2021 Outstanding Young Alumni Award video to learn more.

Pinnacle Society

We are also pleased to announce the newest members of the Pinnacle Society. Established in 2000, the Pinnacle Society recognizes dedicated alumni and friends whose cumulative lifetime giving to the Terry College totals $1 million or more. Their generosity and support play a key role in our efforts to provide our students with the very best education and outstanding career opportunities. This year we welcome:

Brian and Anne Beckwith

Donald Carter and Gretchen Hitchcock

Russell D. and Carran Gannaway

A special room rate of $169 is available at the Intercontinental Buckhead by calling 1.877.422.8254. Please reference the Terry College Gala. For more information about the alumni awards, please contact Natalie Glenn at 706-542-9670.