Graduate student Corey Dortch embodies leadership. He is finishing his second UGA degree this semester and has won numerous awards and honors including the Fred Brown Memorial Award for his work as chairperson of the Arch Society during his senior year as an undergraduate. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and of the Sphinx Club, which is the oldest honorary society at UGA. He is a member of the Blue Key Honor Society and was the recipient of the Tucker Dorsey Memorial Award. Additionally, he is one of two student representatives on the Leadership Advisory Board. This group is a committee of local and state leaders who have been charged to provide programmatic and fundraising support for the Student Leadership Center. One day he would like to become a college president.
A. R. Johnson High School
Master of Education in College Student Affairs Administration
B.S., Agricultural Communication, University of Georgia
University highlights, achievements and awards:
I had the honor of being selected as a member of the Arch Society, which is a group of 36 students that serve as the University's student ambassadors. I was also selected as one of 12 Orientation Leaders in 2001. This experience allowed me the chance to welcome the incoming freshman class and their families to the University of Georgia. I am also one of two student representatives on the Leadership Advisory Board. This is a rewarding experience for me because I have the opportunity to give back to the Leadership Center, a place I had the opportunity to grow and develop.
I am employed by the University of Georgia where I work in the Office of Greek Life. I have the opportunity to serve as the advisor for Dance Marathon. Dance Marathon is a philanthropy that raises money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This year, Dance Marathon raised over $237,000 for Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.
I chose to attend UGA because...
...I fell in love the campus, the people, and the city of Athens. The first time that I visited the campus, I knew that this was the place for me. The resources available to students are endless. UGA is a place where anyone can find their niche and explore their passion. It was one of the best decisions that I have ever made.
My favorite things to do on campus are...
...to go to the football games. I love game day. The whole experience is amazing. I love to take road trips to the football games as well. I will never forget this past Georgia-Florida game. We finally won.
When I have free time, I like...
...to walk downtown Athens. Athens is cool because there are all types of people here, and you never know what you are going to see while you are walking. Sometimes I stop to get a smoothie or to get a hot-dog from Hot-dog Man.
The craziest thing I've done is...
...decide to go visit a friend who lived in Spain last spring break. I decided to go on a whim with a good friend of mine who also felt the need for a little adventure. We had an amazing time visiting Madrid, Seville, and Granada. I saw things and experienced cultures that I never knew existed. However, our trip got cut short because of the bombings in Madrid. From the spur of the moment plans to being forced home, it is a trip that I will always remember.
If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with...
...Oprah Winfrey. I think that her personal story is amazing. She has impacted the lives of millions of people all across the world. I would like to interview her.
After graduation, I plan to...
...find a job and begin my career. Eventually, I want to be a college president.
The one UGA experience I will always remember will be...
...meeting Charlayne Hunter-Gault. I had the opportunity to serve on the Student Celebration Committee for the 40th Anniversary of Desegregation and met Mrs. Hunter-Gault. As an African-American student here at UGA, I feel indebted to her for her strength and courage during a bittersweet time in UGA’s history. I was in awe of her and feel blessed to have met her.