Diana Harbour, B.A. ’13, opened The Red Dress Boutique in Athens, GA in 2005. Since then, The Red Dress Boutique, offering women colorful head-to-toe wardrobe selections, has seen exponential growth over its 10 years in business. The boutique went from $63,000 in revenue in 2010, to $7 million in 2013, and most recently $14 million in 2014, with 93% of its sales coming from online shoppers. In October 2014, Harbour and her husband Josh went on ABC’s Shark Tank and secured an investment from Mark Cuban, who now owns 10% of the company. In 2015, she was honored as a 2015 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winner by Enterprising Women and Georgia Trend’s 40 under 40. To learn more about Harbour or shop The Red Dress Boutique, visit www.RedDressBoutique.com.
W. Jay O’Neal, B.A. ‘13, is the Executive Director for the Disability Service Center of the Chattahoochee Valley. In 2006, Jay sustained injuries ultimately requiring him to learn to walk, talk, read, and write all over again. This experience led him to pursue a degree in Communications in hopes of being the voice for those who have lost their own. Throughout his educational and professional work, Jay authored a research based essay, “Communication, Choices, and Consequences”, that has been adopted by several healthcare facilities in aiding their style of healthcare communication.