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2018 BUILD Leaders

2018 BUILD Leaders


McClain Baxley

Hometown: Cumming, GA
Major: Journalism

Favorite Quote: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

Michael Jordan


Matt Bennett

Hometown: Conyers, GA
Major: Public Relations

Favorite Quote: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald


Sydney Forsythe

Hometown: Lithia, FL
Major: Sociology

Favorite Quote: “When we seek to discover the best in others, we bring out the best in ourselves.”

William Arthur Ward


Alyx Gordy

Hometown: Cumming, GA
Major: Child & Family Development

Favorite Quote: “Good, better, best, don’t stop until your good is better than your best.”

Tim Duncan


Anna Jones

Hometown: Griffin, GA
Major: Child & Family Development

Favorite Quote: “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and actions.”

Harold S. Geneen

McKenzie Maxheimer

Hometown: Savannah, GA
Major: Psychology

Favorite Quote: “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader…they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role-always about the goal.”

Lisa Haisha 


Mackenzie Miller

Hometown: Peachtree City, GA
Major: Fashion Merchandising

Favorite Quote: “As a leader, you have to have the ability to assimilate new information and understand that there might be a different view.”

Madeleine Albright 


Courtney Mullis

Hometown: Cumming, GA
Major: Psychology

Favorite Quote: “Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

Eleanor Roosevelt 


Cherelle Payne

Hometown: Dallas, GA
Major: Psychology

Favorite Quote: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.”

Philippians 2:3 


Mary Salter

Hometown: Louisville, GA
Major: Pre-Nursing

Favorite Quote: “You’ll never change the world by trying to be like it.”



Madison Shape

Hometown: Woodstock, GA
Major: Psychology

Favorite Quote: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example in word, in conduct, in love, in faith,and in purity.”

1 Timothy 4:12


Avery Sirmans

Hometown: Valdosta, GA
Major: Spanish

Favorite Quote: “Your focus determines your reality.”

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn


Tim Turner

Hometown: Reynolds, GA
Major: Information Technology

Favorite Quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Ghandi


 Samantha Wingate

Hometown: Harlem, GA
Major: Chemistry

Favorite Quote: “I want to make a difference with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference.”

John C. Maxwell


Last updated: 1/23/2018