Stories & Features

Amazing Students

Joe Werner, a senior in landscape architecture and German, says UGA has given him the chance to prove himself as a student and designer, and provided him the confidence to achieve his goals and aspirations—and he will literally leave his…

Zachary Holmes, a senior majoring in ecology and biology, is already working in two research labs and is well on his way to his goal of solving global ecological problems.

While academic work is the top priority for Phil Grayeski, a Goldwater Scholar and a senior in genetics and chemistry, he still finds time to help in the community and, whenever he can, hit the basketball court.

Victoria Moreira, a senior majoring in biology and psychology and a future medical doctor, says she will leave UGA “stronger” with a rich experience both on campus and in the community.

Sarah Smith, a senior majoring in history and international affairs, has seized the opportunities presented to her during her college career and “fell in love with everything about UGA.”

As a Foundation Fellow, David Millard, a senior majoring in mathematics and computer science, has traveled the world, volunteered with local schools and found UGA to be the ideal place to pursue his passion for learning.

Jane Jurma’s faith has guided her through her community involvement and academic work at UGA, and the senior biology and psychology major is well prepared to continue her studies in medical school.

As a UGA student, Jacqueline Van De Velde has been able to pursue her “wildest dreams,” taking her around the globe and putting her on the right track to become a public interest lawyer.

Lindsey Cook, a senior majoring in journalism, has focused on the intersection of journalism and technology and along the way worked for some of the most prestigious media companies in the country.

On top of academic excellence, Weston Robison, a senior majoring in biological science, has volunteered extensively in the local community and has traveled extensively with International Service Learning. And somewhere in between it all, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

As a Ramsey Scholar and Foundation Fellow, junior Allison Koch has found the perfect academic community to pursue her goals, and she even finds time to keep working toward her dream of competing in a triathlon.

Ph.D. student Kai Riedl has blurred the line between his academic work and creative endeavors to create an annual festival in Athens and wants to continue that work with collaborative music projects around the globe.

Amy Webster, a senior in genetics and mathematics, is a Goldwater Scholarship recipient who has already conducted impressive research in the laboratory, and she still finds time to help middle school students learn math.

Goldwater Scholar Tuan Nguyen spends a lot of his time doing research in the lab, but the future doctor also has a soft spot for basketball and history.

Jim Thompson, a senior majoring in psychology and public relations, has taken full advantage of the many opportunities he has encountered at UGA, from studying abroad in Greece and China to being elected vice president of the Student Government Association.…

Sara Chamberlain, a senior majoring in marketing and theatre, says the “choice was clear” to attend UGA, and from the classroom to the stage, she’s made the most of her opportunities.