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Amazing Students

John Clarke, a senior in business administration, found plenty of opportunities during his time at UGA to hone his international business and leadership skills that put him on the path to success.

Thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship and the advice of a UGA alumnus working in Africa with the Peace Corps, Brad Hounkpati ended up on campus for intensive study of his favorite insect, the African ladybeetle.

Lindsey Hutchins, a senior majoring in human development and family science, has found UGA to be the perfect place for her to pursue community involvement and academic excellence, paving the way for graduate school.

Lindsey Cook, a senior majoring in journalism, has focused on the intersection of journalism and technology and along the way worked for some of the most prestigious media companies in the country.

As a UGA student, Jacqueline Van De Velde has been able to pursue her “wildest dreams,” taking her around the globe and putting her on the right track to become a public interest lawyer.

Political science major Shalin Jyotishi has found UGA to be the perfect place to pursue his goal of a career in higher education policy, research and administration

Ashley Stroud, a Master of Social Work student, has focused like a laser on her academic goals and has compiled an impressive list of awards and accomplishments along the way.

As a student ambassador for the College of Engineering, Ryan Brush, a junior in biological engineering, says he’s honored to represent the college that has given him so much direction in life.

Jane Jurma’s faith has guided her through her community involvement and academic work at UGA, and the senior biology and psychology major is well prepared to continue her studies in medical school.

As a Foundation Fellow, David Millard, a senior majoring in mathematics and computer science, has traveled the world, volunteered with local schools and found UGA to be the ideal place to pursue his passion for learning.

Sarah Smith, a senior majoring in history and international affairs, has seized the opportunities presented to her during her college career and “fell in love with everything about UGA.”

Victoria Moreira, a senior majoring in biology and psychology and a future medical doctor, says she will leave UGA “stronger” with a rich experience both on campus and in the community.

Sarah Boyer, a senior landscape architecture student, has taken advantage of the many opportunities UGA offers—from internships to conference management—and is well prepared to begin her career.

David Dove, who will receive his Juris Doctor this spring, has served in numerous School of Law roles to improve the academic experience for all Georgia Law students.

Kristi-Warren Scott, a doctoral student in housing and consumer economics, is studying the impact of food deserts on HUD clientele, and during her academic career at UGA she has picked up several honors and awards.

While academic work is the top priority for Phil Grayeski, a Goldwater Scholar and a senior in genetics and chemistry, he still finds time to help in the community and, whenever he can, hit the basketball court.