Finding Greatness: Cody Hubener

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 12:00 AM
Categories: Students | School of Business | Pressroom | Finding Greatness

Macon, GA


Cody Hubener is president of MGA’s Around the World languages club and aspires to a multilingual career in marketing and management.

Full Name: Cody Hubener.

Age: 22.

Hometown & Residence: McDonough.

High School: Ola High School, where he participated in FFA and environmental competitions throughout Georgia.

Family: Larry Glenn, Mark Hubener, Jeff Hubener, Julie Hubener.

Employment: MGA Spanish tutor; linguistics translator for Newton County Schools; 8th-12th grade tutor.

Degree Objective: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Spanish.

Class Rank: Senior.

Primary Campus: Macon/Online

Activities: President, Around the World Club.

Career Goals: “I want to go into sales marketing and management because I have been in the customer service/sales field in past jobs. Also, my grandfather, who passed this year (2023) influenced me in many different ways to go into sales and gave me the expertise to do so.”

He chose Middle Georgia State University because … “I thought that the courses and degree programs that were offered here were excellent for the field that I was looking to go into. The encouragement of the professors as I have gone through the university has been excellent. There has not been a moment where I didn’t consider MGA a great university with so much to offer. I have enjoyed its location and the distance from there to my hometown of McDonough, near Atlanta.”

The greatest thing he discovered about Middle Georgia State was … “The amount of help I received from professors and from advisors. I have a few professors that I have grown to appreciate - Dr. Maritza Bell-Corrales, Dr. Yunsuk Chae, Dr. Mimi Ford, Professor Charlie Aiken, Dr. Sabrina Wengier, just to name a few - and I have appreciated the outpouring of support from them. Also, I have enjoyed the amount of in-person access to help in building a future career. The Student Success Center has provided a substantial amount of help!”

His greatest academic experience as a Middle Georgia State student has been … “Becoming the president of a language club (Around the World), as well as becoming a tutor for the Media, Culture & the Arts department for Spanish. I would also include making the President’s List more than once and  serving as a DECA regional judge at the recommendation of Charlie Aiken.”

To him, greatness means … “Finding greatness to me doesn’t necessarily mean that you are great at something. To me, finding greatness means when you have mastered something that took you time and dedication to complete. Finding greatness can happen when you help another student; for example, helping tutor a concept in Spanish to a student who was confused. They may remember that moment when you helped them as crucial.”

In five years … “I see myself in a sales management position while becoming a real estate agent and possibly a broker. Earlier I mentioned someone special who helped me get to where I am today (Larry Glenn, my grandfather), who passed this year (2023). He was in the same field that I am aspiring to go into, and he helped me learn the ins and outs of business. I also see that by having a background in Spanish (as well as some French) I will be able to conduct business across multiple cultural backgrounds.