The University of Georgia Alumni Association honored the 100 fastest growing companies owned or operated by UGA alumni during the fifth annual Bulldog 100 Celebration Jan. 25 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
The 2014 fastest growing business was Social Empowerment Center, founded and owned by UGA graduates and husband and wife duo, Rachelle and Edward Hutchinson. Located in Lawrenceville, Social Empowerment Center offers support to families in crisis, including mental health and indigent services. This was the company's first appearance on the Bulldog 100. Rachelle D. Hutchinson, a 2000 graduate of UGA's School of Social Work, is the first female and the first minority business owner to lead the No. 1 company since the program began in 2010.