Two Hull College of Business graduates were honored during Augusta University’s Alumni Weekend in October.
Thomas Fuller, BBA ’74, was honored as Distinguished Alumnus, and Sarah Murray, BBA ’14, was honored as the College’s Outstanding Young Alumna.
Distinguished alumni from each college are honored through the Augusta University Alumni Association for their dedication to the University and their chosen fields.
Fuller is a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Advisor for Fuller, Frost, Lanier Wealth Management and one of its founding partners. He leads the business and tax planning section of the company.
“He is one of our greatest alums,” said Dean Rick Franza, Ph.D., who attended the honors celebration. “He’s a stalwart of the community. He’s very involved.”
Fuller is a past president of the Georgia-Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America and a past member of the University’s Alumni Association board. He has also been involved in the Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area, Augusta Estate Planning Council, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Fuller has also played Santa Claus for years in the annual Martinez-Evans Christmas Parade sponsored by the Merchants Association of Columbia County.
The institution’s Outstanding Young Alumni awards are given to emerging alumni leaders under age 40 who have made a significant impact in their career, community, and the University.
Murray is a senior auditor at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, where she’s worked for the last four years. Prior to that position, she was an internal auditor for Augusta University.
“She has achieved a lot in a very short period of time, that’s why she was our nominee,” Franza said. “She’s done tremendously well since she’s been out of college.”
She was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the accounting honors society, and, in 2019, was named an Emerging Leader from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Murray also assisted last year as a mentor to the winning team in the Hull Case Competition.