Cohort 1

Taylor

Taylor McDermott

Hometown: Newnan, GA
Major: Marketing/Management
Fun Fact: I still have a baby tooth!

What are your ambitions for the future? How will SSBHP help you achieve your goals?  I’d possibly like to go to law school. The SSBHP has opened up new doors, as well as allowed me to see parts of business in order to figure out what I want to do with my life.

  • Taylor

    Taylor McDermott

    Hometown: Newnan, GA
    Major: Marketing/Management
    Fun Fact: I still have a baby tooth!

    What are your ambitions for the future? How will SSBHP help you achieve your goals?  I’d possibly like to go to law school. The SSBHP has opened up new doors, as well as allowed me to see parts of business in order to figure out what I want to do with my life.



Cohort 2

bell
Jonathan Bell

Hometown: Bowdon, GA
Major: Accounting
Fun Facts: I married my high school sweetheart.

Why did you join SSBHP? The program offered me a rare opportunity to connect closely with UWG faculty, Southwire employees, and fellow business students who share similar interests and goals, whereas larger schools may not provide the same connections and communication.


Emily

Emily Phillippi

Hometown: Tallapoosa, GA
Major: Economics
Fun Fact: My middle name, Huang He, means Yellow River.

What does sustainability mean to you?  To me, sustainability refers to actions that result in long-term success. Future generations can perform the action without possessing diminished value from the current generation's performance of the action.


Tiffany Ramroop


Tiffany Ramroop

Hometown: Loganville, GA
Major: Finance
Fun Fact: I can play the cello and I am the shortest person in the program.

What are your ambitions for the future? How will SSBHP help you achieve your goals? I plan on becoming a financial planner/advisor after graduating with my MBA. This program has helped me to get out of my comfort zone by allowing me to embrace new opportunities and be open-minded.

  • bell

    Jonathan Bell

    Hometown: Bowdon, GA
    Major: Accounting
    Fun Facts: I married my high school sweetheart.

    Why did you join SSBHP? The program offered me a rare opportunity to connect closely with UWG faculty, Southwire employees, and fellow business students who share similar interests and goals, whereas larger schools may not provide the same connections and communication.



  • Emily

    Emily Phillippi

    Hometown: Tallapoosa, GA
    Major: Economics
    Fun Fact: My middle name, Huang He, means Yellow River.

    What does sustainability mean to you?  To me, sustainability refers to actions that result in long-term success. Future generations can perform the action without possessing diminished value from the current generation's performance of the action.



  • Tiffany Ramroop


    Tiffany Ramroop

    Hometown: Loganville, GA
    Major: Finance
    Fun Fact: I can play the cello and I am the shortest person in the program.

    What are your ambitions for the future? How will SSBHP help you achieve your goals? I plan on becoming a financial planner/advisor after graduating with my MBA. This program has helped me to get out of my comfort zone by allowing me to embrace new opportunities and be open-minded.



Cohort 3


Hannah

Hannah Beth Baldizon

Hometown: Carrollton, Georgia
Majors: Marketing and Management
Fun Fact: In my free time~ I enjoy volunteering, traveling and being outdoors. 

Why did you join SSBHP? When I received the initial email inviting me to join the program, I believed it was too good to be true. Honestly, I thought it was a spam email, because I did not know that The University of West Georgia had such a wonderful program.  After researching the program (and discovering that it was not in fact a scam), I met with Melanie to discuss the opportunities available within this program. I was immediately blown away by the amount of knowledge and experience I would be able to gain. I am so thankful for this opportunity to learn and grow. Joining this program has been the best decision I have made. 


Katlyn

Katlyn Bradshaw

Hometown: Temple, GA
Major: Accounting and Management
Fun Fact:  I enjoy traveling anywhere and everywhere! I plan to go to Italy for my next trip to expand my horizons beyond the United States!

Why did you join SSBHP?  I joined the Southwire Sustainable Business Honors program because of the real-world experience that this program offers to college students. We receive benefits inside of the classroom because of the accelerated coursework and moving into the MBA program; however, we also gain a competitive edge among other future job applicants. Our hands-on project management experience, working with company employees, and job experience will allow us to know what the work environment should look like and how we should handle real-world work situations more effectively in the future. 


Cailah

Cailah Cooney

Hometown: Carrollton, GA
Major: Accounting
Fun Fact: My dad is the UWG Men's Basketball coach.

What does sustainability mean to you? Sustainability means focusing on the long term for business and our environment, and doing what is best for longevity, even if it doesn't seem best for short term.

 Hannah

Hannah Ervin

Hometown: Bremen, GA
Major: Management
Fun Fact: I have 3 dogs, 2 lizards, and a snake.

What are your ambitions for the future? How will SSBHP help you achieve your goals?  This program is a huge opportunity that will allow me to grow as a person and will allow me to further my education and career. It's incredible having this program and being a part of it was something I couldn't pass up!


jesse-morris

Jesse W. Morris

Hometown: Austell, GA
Major: Management
Fun Fact: I can make a fantastic bowl of ramen.

Why did you join SSBHP? I joined the SSBHP because it afforded me the opportunity to both strengthen my value as a business leader and improve my community through modern, environmentally-friendly management.

 Jacob

Jacob Stanfill

Hometown: Fitzgerald, GA
Major: Economics 
Fun Fact: I'm the only son of four children and am also a twin.

What does sustainability mean to you?  Sustainability is about providing a future for the generations after mine. Just over the course of my lifetime we have seen the world deteriorate at an ever increasing pace. If we want future generations to have the same opportunities that we have had, then it is important to be ever more sustainable in our professional, social, and personal lives.  


  • Hannah

    Hannah Beth Baldizon

    Hometown: Carrollton, Georgia
    Majors: Marketing and Management
    Fun Fact: In my free time~ I enjoy volunteering, traveling and being outdoors. 

    Why did you join SSBHP? When I received the initial email inviting me to join the program, I believed it was too good to be true. Honestly, I thought it was a spam email, because I did not know that The University of West Georgia had such a wonderful program.  After researching the program (and discovering that it was not in fact a scam), I met with Melanie to discuss the opportunities available within this program. I was immediately blown away by the amount of knowledge and experience I would be able to gain. I am so thankful for this opportunity to learn and grow. Joining this program has been the best decision I have made. 



  • Katlyn

    Katlyn Bradshaw

    Hometown: Temple, GA
    Major: Accounting and Management
    Fun Fact:  I enjoy traveling anywhere and everywhere! I plan to go to Italy for my next trip to expand my horizons beyond the United States!

    Why did you join SSBHP?  I joined the Southwire Sustainable Business Honors program because of the real-world experience that this program offers to college students. We receive benefits inside of the classroom because of the accelerated coursework and moving into the MBA program; however, we also gain a competitive edge among other future job applicants. Our hands-on project management experience, working with company employees, and job experience will allow us to know what the work environment should look like and how we should handle real-world work situations more effectively in the future. 



  • Cailah

    Cailah Cooney

    Hometown: Carrollton, GA
    Major: Accounting
    Fun Fact: My dad is the UWG Men's Basketball coach.

    What does sustainability mean to you? Sustainability means focusing on the long term for business and our environment, and doing what is best for longevity, even if it doesn't seem best for short term.


  •  Hannah

    Hannah Ervin

    Hometown: Bremen, GA
    Major: Management
    Fun Fact: I have 3 dogs, 2 lizards, and a snake.

    What are your ambitions for the future? How will SSBHP help you achieve your goals?  This program is a huge opportunity that will allow me to grow as a person and will allow me to further my education and career. It's incredible having this program and being a part of it was something I couldn't pass up!



  • jesse-morris

    Jesse W. Morris

    Hometown: Austell, GA
    Major: Management
    Fun Fact: I can make a fantastic bowl of ramen.

    Why did you join SSBHP? I joined the SSBHP because it afforded me the opportunity to both strengthen my value as a business leader and improve my community through modern, environmentally-friendly management.


  •  Jacob

    Jacob Stanfill

    Hometown: Fitzgerald, GA
    Major: Economics 
    Fun Fact: I'm the only son of four children and am also a twin.

    What does sustainability mean to you?  Sustainability is about providing a future for the generations after mine. Just over the course of my lifetime we have seen the world deteriorate at an ever increasing pace. If we want future generations to have the same opportunities that we have had, then it is important to be ever more sustainable in our professional, social, and personal lives.  


Cohort 4


bearden


Will Bearden

Hometown: Loganville, GA
Major: Management
Fun Fact: I am a quarterback on the football team.

What does sustainability mean to you? To me, sustainability means long-term success at allocating resources efficiently in all areas to maximize productivity, all while having a positive impact on the community, the environment, and the employees.


collins


Monica Collins

Hometown: Carrollton, GA
Major: Accounting & Finance
Fun Fact: My dad also majored in Accounting at UWG!

What are your ambitions for the future? How will SSBHP help you achieve your goals? Once I graduate college, I hope to obtain a job as either an accountant or a finance manager. Eventually, I would like to start my own small business for which I could manage the finances. I believe SSBHP will help me accomplish this by allowing me to gain experience and expertise about the business world. 


josh


Joshua Horsley

Hometown: Whitesburg, GA
Major: Undecided Business
Fun Fact: I enjoy working with my hands, whether it is repairing electronics or building a bookshelf for my church.

What does sustainability mean to you? Sustainability means finding a way to preserve our surroundings, without halting progress or success.

 haley


Haley Howard

Hometown: Chickamauga, GA
Majors: Management
Fun Fact: I have won four individual State gold medals as a competitive gymnast.

Why did you join SSBHP?  I joined SSBHP simply because of its once in a life time opportunity. This program is one of a kind, and I could not miss out on it! This program is not only going to help me achieve my career goals faster than expected, it is going to give me so much more experience than I could have ever imagined.


ted


Ted Lyon

Hometown: Clarkesville, GA
Major: Management Information Systems
Fun Fact: I know how to play the trombone

What are your ambitions for the future? How will SSBHP help you achieve your goals?  I want to one day be able to use technology to help the environment. Through business experience gained in the SSBHP, I am hoping to find a way to make a viable living doing this. 


  • bearden


    Will Bearden

    Hometown: Loganville, GA
    Major: Management
    Fun Fact: I am a quarterback on the football team.

    What does sustainability mean to you? To me, sustainability means long-term success at allocating resources efficiently in all areas to maximize productivity, all while having a positive impact on the community, the environment, and the employees.



  • collins


    Monica Collins

    Hometown: Carrollton, GA
    Major: Accounting & Finance
    Fun Fact: My dad also majored in Accounting at UWG!

    What are your ambitions for the future? How will SSBHP help you achieve your goals? Once I graduate college, I hope to obtain a job as either an accountant or a finance manager. Eventually, I would like to start my own small business for which I could manage the finances. I believe SSBHP will help me accomplish this by allowing me to gain experience and expertise about the business world. 



  • josh


    Joshua Horsley

    Hometown: Whitesburg, GA
    Major: Undecided Business
    Fun Fact: I enjoy working with my hands, whether it is repairing electronics or building a bookshelf for my church.

    What does sustainability mean to you? Sustainability means finding a way to preserve our surroundings, without halting progress or success.


  •  haley


    Haley Howard

    Hometown: Chickamauga, GA
    Majors: Management
    Fun Fact: I have won four individual State gold medals as a competitive gymnast.

    Why did you join SSBHP?  I joined SSBHP simply because of its once in a life time opportunity. This program is one of a kind, and I could not miss out on it! This program is not only going to help me achieve my career goals faster than expected, it is going to give me so much more experience than I could have ever imagined.



  • ted


    Ted Lyon

    Hometown: Clarkesville, GA
    Major: Management Information Systems
    Fun Fact: I know how to play the trombone

    What are your ambitions for the future? How will SSBHP help you achieve your goals?  I want to one day be able to use technology to help the environment. Through business experience gained in the SSBHP, I am hoping to find a way to make a viable living doing this.