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Amazing Students

Through her leadership roles as former president of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Ambassador Program and president and recruitment chair for the UGA chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences, senior…

It was enough that Doug Jackson was selected from all the students at UGA to compete for a $25,000 scholarship from the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, but then he won the top prize, becoming UGA’s first Hoover Scholar. The scholarship…

Graduate student Dan Gade just started his master’s degree, and he already has a faculty job waiting for him at his alma mater. He will be teaching American Politics at the United States Military Academy in their Social Sciences Department.…

Matthew Garrett was uncertain about attending a large university like UGA when he began as a freshman from the rural town of Ashburn, Georgia. Now, however, he has just enrolled for his second degree after graduating last year with his…

Since her freshman year, Caelin Cubenas has been expanding her love and understanding of science. Her first two years were through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities apprentice program and then as a senior peer advisor. She is a midterm…

Honors student Katie Griffith has a passion for helping others. She received a Courts Scholarship last summer and traveled to Nicaragua to work in a high school on behalf of the Foundation for Sustainable Development. She also collected qualitative research…

Graduate student Monica Arboleda does not quit. She only had a bachelor’s degree and was competing with applicants who had completed their Ph.D.s when she interviewed to be a Houle Scholar in Latin America. Her background included research with women…

Caroline Salter doesn’t horse around. She is a UGA Charter Scholarship Award recipient, and member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. Caroline works in UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine large animal hospital as part of the treatment crew. That…

Justin Brown’s contribution to veterinary medicine goes far beyond treating dogs and cats. He is currently working with avian influenza virus, and he is also investigating wildlife diseases to help prevent their transmission to humans and other animals. He graduated…

Lisa Hoffman knows that she can make a difference in the world. She is a senior public relations major and Honors student from Mandeville, La. During a summer internship with the Louisiana Public Health Institute, Hoffman conceived and executed a…

Senior Padmini Jambulapati came to Georgia from Massachusetts when she was 13 and her father traded in his engineering career to become a farmer. She is grateful to be able to attend UGA with the help of a HOPE scholarship,…

Josh Zaffos wants to be a doctor, and his job is giving him a taste of his future. During spring break last year, he worked with the Georgia Eye Bank in Atlanta, and he became fascinated with exactly how valuable…

One of the favorite parts of Anna Scott’s job is working with the college students and watching them come to new understandings of what teaching and learning science really means. She works with students in a service-learning program for UGA…

Communities like the Honors Program and the Institute for Leadership Advancement’s Leonard Leadership Scholars Program have cultivated Mai-Lise Nguyen’s intellectual curiosity, provided valuable experiences, and offered meaningful mentoring relationships, she says. She has used these experiences to prepare herself for…

Although graduate student Chris Tucker was born without a major part of his heart, he lets nothing get in his way. His voice and frame are weak, but as a Student Ambassador with the Center for International Trade and Security…

You might have seen Rory Powell playing his trumpet before. During the first few weeks of school in his freshman year, Powell was selected as the Battle Hymn trumpet soloist for the Redcoat Band. Now he plays with the Wind…