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Amazing Students

A fourth-generation Bulldog, Abby Blaylock stays busy. In 2006, she became involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Georgia Chapter and served as the community walk coordinator for the Athens walk, organizing the first walk in Athens in seven years…

Senior Kramer Johnson helps others. He started a 5K that raised $3500 to help pay medical bills for a young man with a brain tumor whose family had no insurance. He is active in FIJI (Phi Gamma Delta) fraternity, and…

Researching global issues abroad is not new for senior Yael Miller who has already traveled to Israel, Turkey and Egypt during her time at UGA. She also spent a year in Beer Sheva, Israel attending Ben Gurion University in 2005…

Liza Pitts cares about people. Pitts, a fifth-year student in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, was crowned Miss University of Georgia 2008 at the annual scholarship pageant in January. The Elberton, Georgia student also received the “Best Interview” award for…

Dedicated to making a difference, Ali Spizman is a national volunteer teen ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Since she was young, Spizman’s goal has been to spread kindness and make a difference while encouraging others to do the…

Student athlete Nicole DeMarco knows how to have fun and work hard. She is a student athlete who has won numerous awards for academic achievement. She enjoys home repair and improvement projects and running through the intramural fields. She is…

Senior Ashley Lauren Foster has had many rewarding experiences during her time as a student at UGA. In 2007, she was crowned Miss University of Georgia, inducted into The Arch Society and completed her Honors thesis. As Miss UGA, she…

Law student John DeGenova has brains and brawn. As an undergraduate at UGA, he was a walk-on varsity football player and a recipient of the UGA Foundation Fellowship, the university’s most prestigious scholarship. Now a UGA law student, he is…

In her ideal world, senior Leigh Creighton would like to be a writer, a civil rights lawyer, a mother, a wife, and a dreamer. She was an apprentice in UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Opportunities during her first two years at…

Master’s degree student Kate Spear knows that everything is connected. She has been all around the world and though her study of numerous cultures and the natural environment, she has found that relationships matter. She has received numerous scholarships and…

Junior J.D. Brandon has a zest for living. This is abundantly clear in decisions he has made in his life. He is a triple major at UGA (English, history, and international affairs), who enjoys participating in a wide variety of…

Amanda Elam as a truly amazing student. She has been described as upbeat, optimistic and always smiling. She has been captain of the UGA women’s soccer club team. She made dean’s list many times, is an honors student, and has…

Senior Juanita Cousins is changing the way things are done. She’s majoring in newspaper journalism and international affairs, and she hopes to one day become a foreign correspondent. She is the first female African-American editor of UGA’s independent student newspaper,…

International student Julianna Koksarova worked in nonprofit organizations for three years before she decided to pursue more education in the field. When she found there were no programs offered in her homeland, Latvia, she started looking elsewhere. Out of the…

Doctoral student Katherine Rose Adams does not let anything slow her down. She works full-time as the program coordinator in the School of Social Work’s M.S.W. program. She just finished her master’s degree in human resources and organizational development in…

Senior Patrick Henry is an amazing student. He is a triple major in German, Japanese, and Chinese and he spent a year abroad in Taiwan. He has been very active in UGA Choral Activities, singing in Concert Choir, Collegium Musicum,…