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Amazing Students

Sara Diehl

As the saying goes, you only have one chance at a first impression. And if UGA student and campus tour guide Sara Diehl is the first impression a visitor or prospective student has of the campus, they surely will return.…

Chandra Peyton

Chandra Peyton epitomizes a well-rounded UGA student. Whether studying for one of her major classes in family and consumer science education, working at UGA’s Housing Department to help pay her way through school, serving in a leadership capacity in the…

Courtney Garmhaus

Whether studying for classes at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, volunteering with a civic or community organization, interning to gain experience in her chosen profession of public relations or working at one of her many jobs to…

Matt Chambers

We’re all aware of such phrases from the news media as “weapons of mass destruction”, “peace in the middle east” and “nuclear proliferation.” But Matt Chambers has dedicated his educational endeavors to understanding their current implications on today’s society and…

Leilah Zahedi

Senior Leilah Zahedi’s life work will span international horizons. She plans to become a physician and would like to travel to Iran, her ancestral home, to advocate for women’s rights. As a freshman, Zahedi was invited to come to UGA…

Kate McGlamry

Senior Honors student Kate McGlamry cares about the world and the people in it. She has done environmental conservation work in Costa Rica, she has done research to help people with pancreatic cancer, and she has worked to help victims…

William Rooks

The experiences graduate student William Rooks has had on campus, in the nation’s capital and in China are preparing him for tomorrow’s increasingly connected and globalized world. His goal is to attend law school so that he can serve as…

Alyssa Larsen

When Alyssa Larsen received her bachelor’s degree, she realized the quality of a University of Georgia education was top-rate. Like many students, she graduated and got a job. She got married and moved to suburban Atlanta. When it was time…

Yasmin Yonis

When she was three years old, Yasmin Yonis and her family came to Atlanta as refugees from the civil war in Somalia. This experience has shaped her life in such a way that she plans to take all the experiences…