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Vaso, Jora

Jora Vaso

Junior Jora Vaso immigrated to the United States eight years ago from Tirana, Albania when her country was on the brink of a civil war after the collapse of Communism. Since then, she graduated from Clarke Central High School and began working full-time at a local supermarket where she manages the floral counter. She takes a full-load of classes and has made dean’s list every semester. She also won a CURO Summer Research Fellowship this year which she used to…

Enoch, Oyin

Oyin Enoch

Second-year MBA student Oyin Enoch wanted to go to business school. Even though the school she chose to attend was on the other side of the world, it did not stop her from pursuing her dreams. Since she started in the MBA program at the Terry College of Business, Nigerian-born Enoch has won numerous merit scholarships, but she also gives back to the school. She has led business student organizations, and she was recently part of the MBA team from…

Gue, James

James Gue

Many UGA students have ideas about glamorous jobs they want to get after they graduate. Senior James Gue has already begun his. In fact, James has been racing cars and go-karts professionally for 14 years and currently competes in the American LeMans series in the Prototype 2 category. He transferred to UGA two years ago and has taken a full-load of classes every semester while maintaining a full-time job on the racing circuit. He made Dean’s List for three of…

Parham, Jenny

Jennie Parham

To senior Jennie Parham, helping others comes as naturally as breathing. Last semester she organized the Home and Garden Art Auction as part of an Agricultural Communications internship class and wound up raising $7,900 for the Madison County Habitat for Humanity. She collected work from artists from across the state including well-known folk artists such as R.A. Miller and the late Reverend Howard Finster. The art pieces varied from homemade quilts to pine needle baskets to ceramic bulldogs, and all…

Pitts, Charlie

Charles Pitts Jr.

Charlie Pitts, Jr., a senior management information systems major, participated this summer in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The program, housed at 156 universities across the U.S., is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and named after Challenger astronaut-physicist Ronald E. McNair. The summer research experience prepares undergraduates, who come from underrepresented populations and have strong academic potential, for doctoral studies. Charlie took classes on research methods, information systems and technical writing…

Wolcott, Leslie

Leslie Wolcott

Senior Leslie Wolcott has seen a lot of the world while she has been at UGA. Even before she enrolled in classes, she attended the UGA Honors Program’s Interdisciplinary Field Program in Geology, Anthropology and Ecology in the western United States. She has studied in Cuba, New Zealand and England, and she has spent a summer in Washington, D.C. working in the office of Congresswoman Denise Majette. After seeing so much of the world, Leslie plans to teach in an…