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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…

Brad Brizendine

Brad Brizendine

Senior Brad Brizendine knows that windows often open when doors close. As a walk-on player to the UGA men’s basketball team, he became super-efficient at managing his time. Then, when he was cut from the team the next year, he started looking for something to do with himself. That’s when he and a friend decided to tackle issues of poverty and homelessness in Atlanta and Athens. Brizendine started a nonprofit organization called Athens PBJs. He has raised more than $10,000…

Christina Faust

Christina Faust

Christina Faust is serious about saving the environment…and she might do it. A UGA Honors student from Athens, she received the 2008 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a prestigious national honor recognizing outstanding juniors who are preparing for public service careers and the 2008 Morris K. Udall Scholarship, recognizing students dedicated to environmental and/or tribal policy. As a Truman Scholar, she was among 65 recipients chosen from across the U.S. from a pool of 595 candidates. She is the fifth UGA…

Stic Harris

Stic Harris

Stic Harris has led numerous lives in one. Before he came to UGA’s vet school, he worked on trauma research, spent time playing professional ice hockey and worked in state health departments in Texas and Georgia.  He has served as president of his veterinary school class and president of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  With his public health background, he founded a Public Health Veterinarian Club and served as its first president.  He also co-taught the…