Alumni Success Stories
Several students over the years have gone on from Tallulah Falls School into colleges and universities and ultimately into their careers to have incredible success. These alumni are just a handful of those who have and are making impacts on the world! Read the following stories of TFS alumni.
After graduating from Tallulah Falls School, Isabelle Almoyan attended Liberty University, where she majored in film and theater. Her professional career includes work on feature films, short films, television movies, web series, and voiceovers. She can be seen in feature films “The Mulligan” with Eric Close and Pat Boone and “Lifemark” with Kirk Cameron. Her upcoming feature films include “Camp Hideout” with Corbin Bleu and Christopher Lloyd, “Nightmare Pageant Moms” with Gina Simms, “Finding Tony” with Stephen Bishop, and “Bringing Back Christmas” with Dean Cain and Mark Christopher Lawrence.
Will Morel is a member of the Tallulah Falls School Class of 2003. Morel attended TFS from sixth through 12th grade as a boarding student. Morel has worked in finance, advertising/marketing, branding, graphic design, and fine art. After graduating from TFS, Morel attended Wagner College in New York City to pursue a career in finance. After interning with Goldman Sachs, he pivoted to a creative career path, taking some classes at Fashion Institute of Technology, and moved into magazine work and advertising.
His high-profile work includes the Emmy-winning Love has No Labels project, one of the most successful campaigns in advertising history. Produced as a Public Service Announcement for the Advertising Council, the 2015 campaign won an Emmy and many industry awards. He also worked on the follow-up campaign, We are America. “The campaigns remind us of our shared humanity,” he said.
Morel visited with TFS upper school art classes in the fall of 2022. He worked individually with students on their own projects as answering their questions about his work.
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After graduating from Tallulah Falls School, Rahel attended the University of Georgia. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in biological sciences. After UGA, she graduated from the Morehouse School of Medicine in 2019 and completed her residency in 2021. Gizaw specializes in emergency medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, where she clinically sees patients, and teaches at the academic medical center to collaborate with residents and medical students, introducing and teaching them the practice of emergency medicine.
Alia Bly (‘20) is in her senior year at Emory University and simultaneously working on her master's degree at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology.
After graduating from TFS in 2019, Sydney Spivey attended Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, where she double majored in marketing and management. During her time at WCU, Spivey studied abroad for a semester in Paris. In her free time, she traveled throughout Europe. She graduated from WCU in May of 2023. She gave the commencement address at her graduation. “ I spoke in front of thousands of people,” said Spivey. The Monday after graduation, Spivey was offered a job with M&R Marketing firm in Macon, Georgia, where she works as a digital strategist.
Oge Okoye (06) attended the University of Georgia, where she received her undergraduate and her PharmD degrees. She completed her pharmacy residency training at Harris Health System in pharmacy leadership and administration in Houston, Texas. In 2020, she added a Master of Pharmacy Leadership and Administration from the University of Houston to her impressive academic portfolio. She now serves as the Pharmacy Operations Manager with Harris Health System.