Class Notes

June 2013

Sim F. Doughtie

B.B.A. 1976

Sim F. Doughtie (B.B.A. ’76), president of King Industrial Realty Inc., recently earned his fourth professional designation, SLCR (Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate), from CoreNet Global. Doughtie has already earned three honorable designations from CoreNet Global, and is one of only few professionals worldwide to hold all four professional designations at the same time.

Tim Blue

M.A. 2003
Ph.D. 2009

Tim Blue (M.A. ’03, Ph.D. ’09) released his book “Compelled: A Memoir of OCD, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Faith…Sometimes,” a story revealing his lifelong battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Wendy Park

Wendy Park
MS 1995
Ph.D. 2011

Wendy Park (MS ’95, Ph.D. ’11) has accepted a position at the University of Oregon as Clinical Supervisor of Mental Health Services in the University Health Center.

Wendy Wilmoth

B.A. 1992

Wendy Wilmoth (B.A. ’92) was recently appointed Director of Library Services at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan.

Bonnie Ruszczyk

MBA. 1901

Bonnie Ruszczyk (MBA. ’01) was named one of Accounting Today’s 100 Most Influential People of 2012. Ruszczyk was listed with several noteworthy leaders such as President Barack Obama and Security and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Shapiro.

Richard Tyler

Richard Tyler
MBA 1995

Richard Tyler (MBA ’95) was recently promoted to Director of Land Management, U.S. for Lafarge, a construction materials company. He will be supervising over 600 mining and geology sites across the U.S.

Nelson Merchan

Nelson Merchan
MBA 1989

Nelson Merchan (MBA ’89) president and Founder of the Hispanic online advertising agency, CLICROI LLC, was named chairperson for the Western Connecticut chapter of SCORE, an program dedicated to helping individuals and entrepreneurs reach their business objectives.

Sam Massell

B.C.S 1951

Sam Massell (B.C.S ‘51), president of the Buckhead Coalition and former Atlanta mayor, received the “Four Pillar Award” from the Council for Quality Growth for his contributions to the city of Atlanta and the State of Georgia.

Tamiko Leverette

B.A. 1999
B.B.A. 1999

Tamiko Leverette (B.A. ’99, B.B.A. ’99), president of Nonprofit Dream, was named one of the Top 10 Business Women of The American Women’s Business Association, a national program honoring members for their excellence in career, education and community involvement.

Leo J. Hill

B.B.A. 1978
MBA 1982

Leo J. Hill (B.B.A. ’78, MBA ’82) was recently appointed to serve on the board of Ameris Bancorp and he will also serve as the director of Ameris Bank, the company’s bank subsidiary. Hill is the owner of Advisor Network Solutions, LLC consulting firm and a director for several Transamerica mutual funds.

Amy-Katherine Gray

MBA 2009

Amy-Katherine Gray (MBA ’09) was promoted to Manager at KPMG LLP’s Management Consulting Practice after working with the firm since 2009.

Arefeen Chowdhury

B.S. 2009
M.S. 2010

Arefeen Chowdhury (B.S ’09, M.S. ’10) was appointed the Occupational Health and Safety Officer at Georgia State University Department of Risk Management, and he will also serve as the Right-To-Know Coordinator and Workers Compensation Administrator for Georgia State as well.