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Amazing Students

Sarah Premji, who will be graduating in May with degrees in biology and psychology, plans to become a physician with a focus on improving the quality of life of disadvantaged individuals. Her education at UGA, both in the classroom and…

Lydia Babcock-Adams is working on three—yes, three—degrees at the same time and already has presented her marine science research work at conferences across the country. And her love for UGA goes all the way back to early childhood.

As a President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award winner, Charles King, a senior majoring in middle school education, will leave a big mark on UGA and Athens when he graduates. He plans to spread his knowledge with Teach for America.

From starting a chapter of Operation Smile to her selection as a Tate Leadership Scholar, Stephanie Tan, a junior majoring in biological sciences, has made the most of the wide range of opportunities available to her at UGA.

From the moment she stepped foot on the campus, Sarah Huber could tell that UGA was the perfect place for her. Nearly four years later, the future dentist calls the journey an “extraordinary experience.”

Elizabeth Howard, a senior majoring in public relations, says “UGA offers more opportunities than a single student can take advantage of in four years,” but she has taken advantage of her opportunities and will be working in her “dream job”…

Foundation Fellow Kathleen Wilson has traveled the world and is now working in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Department of State in preparation for her career advocating for the political, economic and social rights of women and girls worldwide.

Mindy Bartleson, a senior majoring in social work, wanted to do advocacy work for diabetes education and social work ever since she was in high school and has found UGA to be the perfect place to carry out her mission.…

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.