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Amazing Students

Since coming to UGA, Mallory Grebel has found many opportunities for service and leadership. During last year, she was the Vice President of the Student Government Association, and in this role she led the statewide student campaign against budget cuts…

Honors student Katie Griffith has a passion for helping others. She received a Courts Scholarship last summer and traveled to Nicaragua to work in a high school on behalf of the Foundation for Sustainable Development. She also collected qualitative research…

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…

Doctoral student Katherine Rose Adams does not let anything slow her down. She works full-time as the program coordinator in the School of Social Work’s M.S.W. program. She just finished her master’s degree in human resources and organizational development in…

International student Julianna Koksarova worked in nonprofit organizations for three years before she decided to pursue more education in the field. When she found there were no programs offered in her homeland, Latvia, she started looking elsewhere. Out of the…

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…

Senior Emily Grace Thomsen is a go-getter. She is finishing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years, and has made Dean’s List and been a Presidential Scholar. She has held leadership positions in Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and ugaMiracle, where…

A part-time Master’s of Social Work student at the University of Georgia Gwinnett campus, Frye returned to the classroom after working in the human resources field for 10 years. Her experiences with leadership training, diversity outreach and community involvement in…

Graduate student Laurie Reyman grew up in Zimbabwe and did not know anyone when she came to UGA. She chose the university primarily because it was in a warm and sunny climate and a city smaller than New York, where…