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Robert Millings

Robert Millings is an undergraduate student at UGA’s campus in Tifton, Georgia. He is a native of Moultrie, Georgia and completed an agricultural internship this summer with U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop, Jr. in Washington, D.C. Robert plans to pursue a career in the chemical, seed or fertilizer industry after he graduates from UGA this December with his degree in Agriscience and Environmental Systems.

Hometown:

Moultrie, Georgia

High School:

Colquitt County High School

Degree objective:

B.S.A. in Agriscience and Environmental Systems with a minor in Agribusiness

Other degrees:

A.S. in Plant Science from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Expected graduation:

December 2004

University highlights, achievements, awards and scholarships:

I transferred to UGA from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. After I completed my associate's degree there, I came to UGA to finish my bachelor's degree. I will be in the first class to graduate from the Tifton campus. While at UGA, I was chosen to work as an summer agricultural intern in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. who represents the second district of Georgia. I also represented the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Tifton campus at the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention in Athens last year. Additionally, I recently had the honor of attending the CAES dinner in Atlanta for city and county politicians from around the state of Georgia.

I chose to attend UGA because…

...the UGA Tifton campus provides students from all over Georgia the opportunity to experience an education in agriculture from professors and staff who have hands-on expertise. Since the professors here are the ones who provide the educational resources to extension agents and they conduct field research, they have practical expeience with the real problems facing Georgia agriculture. They are equipped to prepare us for those issues.

My favorite things to do on campus are…

The Tifton Campus community maintains close relationships within the student body. This is the only school that I’ve been to that celebrates the stepping stones of individual students by involving not only the students, but also the faculty and staff. Our class has celebrated wedding showers, individual student accomplishments, and staff accomplishments. Being involved in the entire school is my favorite thing to do.

My favorite place to study is…

...the student center in Tifton. It offers a place that the students all have access to, night or day, and we can study as a group for difficult tests.

My favorite professor is…

I can’t say that I have one favorite professor. The entire teaching staff at school goes out of their way to make sure that all students get a thorough understanding of the topics we cover.

If money was not a consideration, I would love to…

...buy my parents anything they wanted to repay them for the patience they given me since I’ve been in school. I would also want to repay my past schools for my education starting with my high school, then ABAC, and then UGA. Most of all, I want to give back to my community because the community made me the person I am today.

After graduation, I plan to…

..work in the agribusiness community in the chemical, seed or fertilizer industry

The one UGA experience I will always remember will be…

...my internship with Congressman Bishop. It has been the ultimate learning experience.

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