UGA names Department of Economics in honor of Terry College alumnus
The Terry College of Business has named its Economics Department in honor of alumnus John Munro Godfrey, Sr. Godfrey has a long career as an economist and he and his wife, Flavel, have supported the University of Georgia and the Terry College of Business. The Godfrey’s recently gave a transformative gift to endow the Department of Economics.
The endowment for the department will establish seed funds and grants to retain and recruit top faculty, create scholarships, attract top students, and provide funds to enhance educational experiences and career opportunities for students.
“The University of Georgia is grateful for John Godfrey’s extraordinary generosity and engagement, which he has consistently demonstrated over the span of six decades,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “John and Flavel are wonderful friends of our great institution, and their gift will ensure that John’s alma mater continues to provide outstanding education and produce valuable research in the field of economics.”
Godfrey earned a BBA in Economics from UGA in 1964. He was awarded the National Defense Education Act Fellowship to pursue and complete a Ph.D. in Economics in 1976. After UGA, Godfrey had a career as a business economist that spanned 40 years. Godfrey has served as the President of the Terry College Alumni Board and was honored with the UGA Distinguished Alumni Award in 1994.