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Ondra Krouse Dismukes

Ondra Dismukes

Ondra Krouse Dismukes came to UGA with a background in the business world, as the director of sales and a marketing representative for Tuskegee University’s Kellogg Conference Center. She has been a very strong role model to women graduate students throughout her studies at UGA. Each year she presents numerous talks, both around UGA and at professional conferences, in her areas of interest, which are African American Literature, Multicultural American Literature and African Performance and Dance. She has served in…

Wilson, Aaron

Aaron Wilson

Graduate student Aaron Wilson has been called ” the complete package.” He is a talented researcher. he is extremely smart and very personable. He’s a Presidential Graduate Fellow, and he recently volunteered to be a teaching assistant for Marsha Black’s study abroad course in Vietnam.  He recently submitted his first manuscript for publication, and he gave an invited talk in Montreal last fall at an international meeting. He was awarded a travel grant from UGA’s Office of the Vice President…

Laura Stone

Laura Stone

Laura Stone’s college career began during her senior year of high school. She spent her first year of college and her last year of high school at Georgia Southern University as the first joint-enrolled student ever admitted into their University Honors Program. That year, she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and served as the philanthropy, public relations, event and risk management chairs, and she hosted a Keep Bulloch Beautiful Cleanup Day. She graduated from high school as her class valedictorian.…

Alec Watts

Alec Watts

Senior Alec Watts is serious about making the world a better place. He is active with the UGA chapter of Amnesty International serving as a general officer and as a Georgia Amnesty International Legislative Coordinator, where his role has been to teach Amnesty International members across the state how to engage in dialogue with their legislators. He is co-president of Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. As a former Honors Civic Leader, he has also held community forums for…

Selena Blankenship

Selena Blankenship

Doctoral student Selena Blankenship knows how to juggle a busy load. She is a former educator and aspiring school administrator who recently managed a graduate assistantship that required travel across the state, community service work, a full load of classes, and a job at Clarke Central High School. She is also a wife and mother to three children. She has received two scholarships from UGA’s College of Education, and she served on a search committee for a new faculty member…

Susan Bolen

Susan Bolen

Susan Bolen stays busy. She is a Ph.D. candidate in elementary education, an instructional coach at Timothy Road Elementary School and Fowler Drive Elementary School, the mother of two school-age children and a pastor’s spouse. Her career and research interests were born of her own experience as a third-grade classroom teacher. In her first assignment, she received an overload of children with behavioral and academic difficulties. There was minimal peer-support and no assistance from a mentor or administrator. Now, as…