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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…

Kevin Dious

Kevin Dious

A self-proclaimed “math and science guy,” law student Kevin M. Dious has an unusual academic background for a law student. The management science and engineering major, who graduated from Stanford University in 2004, never planned on following in the footsteps of his father, Georgia
Law alumnus I. Kenneth Dious (J.D.’73), who crossed racial boundaries by becoming the first African-American sole practitioner in Athens, Ga. Although the younger Dious joked that his father “tried to steer [him] toward law school”…

Ben Cobb

Ben Cobb

Ben Cobb’s penchant for travel started before he even came to UGA. After he graduated from high school, he headed out west for the ski season while his friends departed for college. His adventures led him to Washington, Wyoming, Argentina and Costa Rica. His most unique experience until then was climbing Cerro Aconcagua in the Central Andes of Argentina when he was 18 years old. Then he came to UGA and was awarded a Mid-Term Foundation Fellowship. Since then, he…

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Julianna Reed

M.B.A. student JB Reed is a champion for the less fortunate. For more than five years, she practiced law with a legal aid organization in Jacksonville, Fla. Her clients were primarily low-income women of color and elderly and disabled persons. Then she spent a year teaching business law to graduate and undergraduate business students at the University of North Florida. The next 4 years were devoted to working with non-profit agencies that provided medical and social services to AIDS/HIV clients.…