Stories & Features

Amazing Students

Isaac Hopkins, an English and theatre studies major, has found a home on the stage at UGA and beyond. The young playwright has already had four of his plays published.

From representing her college to singing in the chorus to working on her studio projects, landscape architecture student Chloe Weigle is making the most of her opportunities at UGA.

Madi Berger, a senior double majoring in animal science and dairy science, has been able to combine her love of animals—specifically horses—in both her academic and athletic pursuits (with a national championship thrown in for good measure).

Jacob Schindler, who is working toward his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, has spent a good chunk of his life focusing on kudzu. Yes, kudzu. His research has resulted in a national award and a U.S. patent, and he still…

Colby Ruiz, a senior majoring in biological sciences, has successfully focused on his research since stepping foot on campus and has his sights set on becoming a physician.

Joey Sharp’s adventures during his undergraduate education at UGA are about enough to fill a book already, and he has his sights set firmly on making a difference in the global health care system as a physician.

Samuel Kinsman, who is graduating this month with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, has worked—and played—hard, studied abroad, tackled internships and served as president of the Corsair Society. His next stop: Wall Street … after one more trip to…

Brittany Feldhaeusser didn’t always want to become a veterinarian, but thanks to the strong science program, research opportunities and veterinary college at UGA, she found her true calling in life—and compiled an impressive academic record along the way.

Omar Martinez-Uribe, a senior biology major, has been volunteering in the community, working with student organizations, conducting undergraduate research and representing his college throughout his UGA career. The next step for this avid Bulldog fan is medical school.

Alia Church, a senior majoring in biology and psychology, has cheered the Bulldogs for four years and excelled in the classroom, and she has her sights set on becoming a medical doctor.

Charles Orgbon III found his passion about environmental issues at an early age and turned it into a thriving organization that’s making a difference in the world.

Hanna Lisa Stefansson, who is working on her doctorate in music composition, is a student member of UGA’s Arts Council and hopes to improve collaboration among all of the arts entities on campus.

Sara Chamberlain, a senior majoring in marketing and theatre, says the “choice was clear” to attend UGA, and from the classroom to the stage, she’s made the most of her opportunities.

Jim Thompson, a senior majoring in psychology and public relations, has taken full advantage of the many opportunities he has encountered at UGA, from studying abroad in Greece and China to being elected vice president of the Student Government Association.…

Sokngim Kim is on the path to becoming the first woman engineer in her home country of Cambodia who was educated in the U.S. She plans to return to Cambodia to improve its infrastructure and boost its economy.

Alexandra Fitzsimmons, who is working on master’s degrees in public health and social work, wants to combine her work in those fields to become an element of positive change in people’s lives.