Meet Our Students

Cohort 1


Garrett Bishop

Garrett Bishop

Hometown: Johns Creek, GA
Major: Undecided Business
Fun Fact: I am the only freshman in the SSBH program.

I chose this program because it is a really good opportunity to stand out from the crowd in terms of building a resume along with being able to earn a bachelor's and master’s degree in only four years!


Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown

Hometown: Tallapoosa, GA
Major: Marketing
Fun Fact: In high school, I traveled to Alaska with a National Geographic expedition to Alaska to study wildlife conservation.

For me, sustainability is responsibly managing the use of limited resources while maximizing their potential impact, and creating a positive feedback cycle.

Jared Ervin

Jared Ervin

Hometown: Delray Beach Florida
Major: Economics
Fun Facts: In my free time I play bass guitar, which I first played in my high school jazz band. I also competed in the 2009 Junior Olympics in Taekwondo.

To me, sustainability means endurance and long-term success. To that end, sustainability can mean having long-term profits, keeping one's environment clean and usable, and maintaining a positive relationship with one's community in order to secure a successful future for everyone involved.

Blair Fox

Kristin (Blair) Fox

Hometown: Douglasville, GA
Major: Marketing
Fun Fact: I absolutely love to fish!

I joined this program because of all the wonderful opportunities I will get from this program. We will not only be helping ourselves out, but we will be helping others in the community through this program and I could not miss this opportunity.

Jovan Johnson

Jovan Johnson

Hometown: Lithonia, GA
Major: Business Administration with a focus in Finance and Sustainability
Fun Facts: I love to study math, I am left handed, and I am a hat fanatic.

I want to be a part of this program because it is an amazing opportunity and it makes me proud. I will be highly marketable to potential employers upon the completion of this program. There are many learning opportunities, fun experiences, and unforgettable moments that are just waiting for us. This program allows me a chance to be different from other students and beat the statistics of an average college student graduate. Lastly, I will be achieving my MBA in 4 years!

Taylor McDermott

Taylor McDermott

Hometown: Newnan, GA
Major: Management
Fun Fact: I love to travel! I’ve been to over half of the states in the United States as well as parts of Europe.

Sustainability to me is continuing to invest in and to make changes in order to make something last a long period of time by improving the assets available.


Cohort 2


Jonathan Bell

Jonathan Bell

Hometown: Bowdon, GA
Major: Accounting
Fun Facts: Both of my parents are deaf.

This program has given us a great opportunity to connect, learn, and share experiences with a highly successful company in Southwire, which will, in turn, reward us with a broader and more valuable understanding of business and sustainability in the real world.

Sarah Isbell

Sarah Isbell

Hometown: Bowdon, GA
Major: Marketing
Fun Facts: My nickname is Nana.

To me, sustainability is the characteristic of an individual, a community, or a company that not only has longevity, but also the ability to conserve hope, relationships, and the environment while overcoming the adversities of everyday life.

Kelsey Kennedy

Kelsey Kennedy

Hometown: Newnan, GA
Major: Economics
Fun Facts: I love Fall & Winter weather!

The SSBH Program offers many exclusive opportunities that will: increase my understanding of business operations, build my nonacademic skills through real-life training, give time with upper management within Southwire, and fast track my M.B.A..

Emilty Phillippi

Emily Phillippi

Hometown: Tallapoosa, GA
Major: Economics
Fun Facts: I enjoy playing with my three dogs, reading fantasy and mysteries, and conquering puzzles and trivia.

Even though I joined the Southwire Program due to its opportunities to receive an MBA and perform volunteer work, I have discovered that it also offers the chance to connect with other dedicated business students whose own career plans have provided insight into my own.

Tiffany Ramroop

Tiffany Ramroop

Hometown: Loganville, GA
Major: Finance
Fun Facts: I can play the cello, and I'm probably the shortest person in the program!

I joined this program because it is a one-of-a-kind opportunity that will allow me to stand out and build connections with fellow students and the community that will last a lifetime. Not only will I earn my MBA in four years, but I will also gain experience that will allow me to advance in my career upon the completion of my degree! To me, sustainability is preparing and planning for long-term success while ensuring the best use of resources.