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Amazing Students

Senior Stephen Dorner has a passion for improving health. Some study-abroad and international service learning projects opened his eyes to the socioeconomic determinants of health and the importance of incorporating public health and development practice into overcoming burdens on health.…

Elected Homecoming King last weekend, Darryl Tricksey is an amazing student. As an Honors student, senior Darryl Tricksey has worked as an apprentice in the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, and he has presented his research project, titled “African-American Models…

Senior Nathan Raley is an Honors student committed to making a positive change in the world. He has written an Honors thesis on the effects of parent-child quality of relationships and parental emotion socialization practices on youth psychosocial functioning. He…

Senior Amanda Farmer has been twirling batons since she was three years old. After coming to UGA, she used her skills to help the Redcoat Majorette Line win numerous national titles, and she became a Feature Twirler for the band.…

Sophomore Ty Frix has a 3.9 grade point average and is pursuing a biological engineering degree with a biomedical emphasis. If that doesn’t keep him busy, all the time he spends as a member of the UGA football team will…

Senior Afua Asante is looking for a cure for a rare cancer that afflicts children. She began studying rhabdomyosarcoma last summer during the National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program. As a participant in this program, Asante receives financial support…

Franklin College senior David Paulk has a zest for life. As an Honors student, he has participated in three study abroad opportunities including a medical internship in Venezuela, a Science Maymester in Italy and a research symposium in Costa Rica.…

It wasn’t so much that senior Niaz Bakhtyar found food science. It was more like food science found him. Bakhtyar was talking with food science professor Robert Shewfelt at a coffee shop near his home and after a short conversation,…

After he graduates from UGA, Steven Gay is planning to go to medical school and become a doctor. But he isn’t waiting until he gets out of school to start helping people. He has already worked overseas as a medical…

Senior engineering student Jessica Buday has found her way at UGA. A native of North Carolina, she wanted to go away to college, but wanted to stay in the Southeast. At UGA, she found numerous opportunities with the Faculty of…

Law student Artis “Jarrod” Jenkins is working for change. He led Students for Barack Obama, a UGA student organization committed to campaigning for Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. He also is part of the managing board of the Georgia Law Review…

Junior Jonathan Lee is happier in the woods than behind a desk. He is a forestry major who plans a future in natural resource policy, and he hopes to work, in particular, with biofuel production in Georgia. He recently completed…

It has taken Mary Ard ten years to finish her bachelor’s degree. It’s not because she lacks ambition though. In fact, Ard is a 23 year employee of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine who decided more than a decade…

Junior Carolyn Crist has a passion for journalism, and she plans to go pro. She has worked at UGA’s student-run independent daily newspaper, The Red & Black, ever since she was a freshman. Her roles have included editor-in-chief, associate news…

Fifth-year landscape architecture student Mark Bullard is a leader, and he feels much gratitude for his time at UGA. As a participant at LeaderShape 2007, he realized that every great leader needs great followers to be successful, and he has…

Senior Susan Guo has found numerous opportunities at UGA. She is in J.M. Tull School of Accounting’s five-year M.Acc., which allows her to finish her B.B.A. in accounting and simultaneously work on her Master of Accountancy. Through the Leonard Leadership…