“There are Carolina alumni in New York and we get together, but I thought that the Y’ALL contest would be a great way to get back to my alma mater and stay connected,” said Ackermann, a management consultant in strategy and operations with Deloitte and Touche Consulting.
Growing up as Gamecocks
Hinson enjoys visiting her parents, Steve and Janice Nashatker, in her hometown of Aiken, S.C., whenever possible. Janice received a master’s and a doctorate from Carolina in educational administration and educational leadership. Her father, an engineer at the Savannah River Site’s nuclear power plant, earned his MBA at Carolina.
Hinson joined Alpha Chi Omega sorority and served two years as a student senator, representing the Darla Moore School of Business. Running became her passion with morning jogs through campus, downtown, and the Shandon neighborhoods. One of her most memorable student experiences was running a half-marathon event in Tybee Island, Ga. She has competed in events there every year since.
“I like that feeling of knowing you’ve already accomplished something in your day,” Hinson said. “I like to be ambitious and go after things. I definitely want to make the most of my Y’ALL opportunity.”
Hinson’s career interests are banking, finance, and consulting, and she was on that path with a job at BB&T Bank that kept her in state before relocation with the company to Georgia. She met her husband, Carolina alumnus Adam Hinson, while he was stationed at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga.