Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Namesakes of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business

Before beginning his career in the insurance industry, Scott G. Sink earned a BBA in risk management and insurance from the University of Georgia (UGA). The father of two UGA alumni, Scott G. Sink supports his alma mater as a member of the Alumni Board of the Terry College of Business.

For more than a century, the Terry College of Business has focused on providing students with a quality business education. Founded in 1912 as the School of Commerce, the school adopted its current name in 1991 following a sizable, record-breaking gift from C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry.

A 1939 graduate of UGA, C. Herman Terry enjoyed a successful career in insurance that saw him build Dependable Insurance Co. into a major corporation. Prior to his death in 1998, he gave back to his alma mater as a UGA Foundation emeritus trustee.

Mary Virginia Terry, a UGA Arch Foundation emeritus trustee, has a long history of providing significant support to education. Over the years, UGA has presented Mrs. Terry with the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award and recognized her with its highest honor, an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

The generosity of the Terry family has fundamentally transformed the Terry College of Business. Through the family’s financial assistance, the college has awarded scholarships, endowed faculty chairs, upgraded its facilities, and taken other steps aimed at raising the quality of its business education.