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Susan Guo

Susan Guo

Senior Susan Guo has found numerous opportunities at UGA. She is in J.M. Tull School of Accounting’s five-year M.Acc., which allows her to finish her B.B.A. in accounting and simultaneously work on her Master of Accountancy. Through the Leonard Leadership Scholars Program, Susan is working with five fellow Leonard Scholars in providing business consulting services to the East Athens Development Corporation.  She received a $5,000 Financial Services Roundtable Scholarship in Honor of James H. Blanchard for the 2008-2009 year. The…

Drew Brannon

Drew Brannon

Drew Brannon helps athletes perform. A former student athlete, he’s not the kind of coach you’d find on the sidelines. A lot of his work is done before players hit the field…or track…or court. Brannon is a doctoral student in counseling psychology, and he works with UGA student athletes to help them maximize their potential. Working with the UGA Athletic Association, he has counseled student athletes through struggles ranging from anxiety and depression to sport-specific issues. His doctoral research is…

Katie Flanigan

Katie Flanigan

Senior Katie Flanigan thought she had her college career planned. She has always been interested in communications and knew the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication had a great reputation. With the HOPE scholarship, UGA seemed like a deal she couldn’t pass up. Like many students, she decided to study abroad, and she was excited to be accepted to the United Kingdom study abroad program for the summer of 2005. Then the London terrorist bombings happened the day before…

Marlee Waxelbaum

Marlee Waxelbaum

Senior Marlee Waxelbaum has made her way around UGA. She was first introduced to the university as a high school student participating in the Model United Nations Conference. Accepted as a Foundation Fellow, she decided to study international affairs and print journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and she was an inaugural McGill Fellow. She continued with her involvement in the Model United Nations Program and now helps host the conference for high school students. Along…

Kang Byungdeok

Byungdeok Kang

Doctoral student Byungdeok Kang came to the United States thinking he would come and get a great education, then he would take his expertise home to South Korea and help people in his home country. He did research and wrote reports about parenting and children. He has studied risk factors for drug use and suicide. He knows about issues related to the workforce and economics related to childcare in Georgia…and he is the father of two daughters. As he has…

Jessica Nicole Van Parys

Jessica Van Parys

Jessica Nicole Van Parys feels fortunate for her experiences at UGA. She recently completed a study with Terry College of Business professors Chris Cornwell and David Mustard showing that the written portion of the redesigned SAT can be used to predict academic success in college better than other parts of the test. She was the recipient of the Graduate School’s Hamilton-Lokey Fellowship, a finalist for the 2008 Marshall Scholarship, recipient of the Honors International Scholarship to study abroad with the…