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Amazing Students

Lenette Golding is doing her part to raise awareness and empower women facing domestic violence issues. Her journey working with domestic violence began when she spent five weeks in Kenya doing research for a radio entertainment-education program to promote safer…

A student at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Ami Flowers has a passion for the outdoors and it shows through her academics and extracurricular activities.  She has been there and done that: volunteering in the local community…

Originally from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Janelle Williams came to UGA after her participation in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. SURP offers outstanding undergraduates the opportunity to work closely with faculty in an intensive summer research experience…

Vet student Owen Fink loves figuring out how things work.  During his time at UGA he has taught dog anatomy, researched the properties of fish DNA, traveled to Plum Island to study foreign animal diseases and helped to treat the…

Senior Lindsay Lamphere follows her heart. She wasn’t sure if she wanted to attend UGA, so she applied to several schools and even received scholarships from some of them, but she says that when she got her acceptance letter from…

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…