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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…

Julia Beatrice

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.…

Brad Lindell

Brad Lindell

Senior Foundation Fellow Brad Lindell has yet to begin medical school, but he is already making contributions to the field. His volunteer work as a medical translation volunteer and as an ESL teacher through Catholic Social Services spurred him to develop a guide for medical professionals as they communicate with people whose native language is Spanish. Nearly 300 copies have been sold to hospitals and medical professionals to date. Lindell has also done Toxoplasma gondii research in the Striepen lab…

Henry (Hank) Ryle Clay

Henry (Hank) Clay

Hank Clay works for change. He has been awarded the Bachelor of Social Work program’s Student of the Year Award and was awarded the 2007 Athens Rotary Club Rotaract Student Service Award. He graduated with a dual major from UGA as an undergraduate and is now pursuing master’s degrees in social work and public administration. He is an outstanding leader and go-getter, always willing to help out. He is committed to social work, his education and the betterment of humankind.…

Melina Baetti

Melina Baetti

Senior Melina Baetti is the president of the Hispanic Student Association. Under her leadership membership representation has grown to more than 15 countries. The group has co-sponsored events with the Institute for Women’s Studies, the Black Affairs Council and the UGA Alumni Association during Baetti’s term. Off-campus, she has been involved in community service, serving as translator for the doctors and patients at Mercy Health Center, a nonprofit health clinic in Athens; serving as a translator for parent-teacher conferences for…

Cory Gresham

Cory Gresham

His may not be a household name, but one day graduate student Cory Gresham’s work may benefit all of humankind. Gresham is one of the first two students admitted to the Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program (D.V.M./Ph.D.) at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He works in the area of Comparative Medicine, with specific emphasis on developing and applying aquatic animal models relevant to human disease. For his undergraduate work, Gresham was a double-major Honors student at UGA, and he just…