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Amazing Students

Chen Lin is a leader. He has been president of two of the four major Asian student organizations on campus and in these roles has helped bring together multiple minority student organizations. He even helped organize UGA’s first Asian Heritage…

Undergraduate Deep Shah is an outstanding student and person. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has a very strong and remarkable record of service and leadership activities, both on and off campus. Shah is a recipient of a 2007…

Rachel Stokely could have graduated early with all her Advanced Placement credits. Instead, in her sophomore year, she changed her studies from cellular biology to pursue the dual degree in mathematics education and mathematics (B.S.Ed./B.S.). As an Honors student she…

Adam Thomas is working to make a difference. He is a senior double major in history and geography with a 4.00 GPA. He has been involved in JURO@GA, the Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, as fine arts editor, and he…

Senior Patrick Henry is an amazing student. He is a triple major in German, Japanese, and Chinese and he spent a year abroad in Taiwan. He has been very active in UGA Choral Activities, singing in Concert Choir, Collegium Musicum,…

Amanda Elam as a truly amazing student. She has been described as upbeat, optimistic and always smiling. She has been captain of the UGA women’s soccer club team. She made dean’s list many times, is an honors student, and has…

Junior J.D. Brandon has a zest for living. This is abundantly clear in decisions he has made in his life. He is a triple major at UGA (English, history, and international affairs), who enjoys participating in a wide variety of…

Master’s degree student Kate Spear knows that everything is connected. She has been all around the world and though her study of numerous cultures and the natural environment, she has found that relationships matter. She has received numerous scholarships and…

In her ideal world, senior Leigh Creighton would like to be a writer, a civil rights lawyer, a mother, a wife, and a dreamer. She was an apprentice in UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Opportunities during her first two years at…

Senior Ashley Lauren Foster has had many rewarding experiences during her time as a student at UGA. In 2007, she was crowned Miss University of Georgia, inducted into The Arch Society and completed her Honors thesis. As Miss UGA, she…

Senior Kramer Johnson helps others. He started a 5K that raised $3500 to help pay medical bills for a young man with a brain tumor whose family had no insurance. He is active in FIJI (Phi Gamma Delta) fraternity, and…

Senior Lindsay Lamphere follows her heart. She wasn’t sure if she wanted to attend UGA, so she applied to several schools and even received scholarships from some of them, but she says that when she got her acceptance letter from…

Mary Bintou Gassama is a great researcher. She is a former CURO apprentice who is now doing research with Dr. Ray Kaplan in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a senior microbiology major who plans to go to…

Senior Adele Handy has big plans for the future. She is a Foundation Fellow and CURO 2006 Summer Fellow working with professor Greg Robinson to do research in organometallic chemistry. She will graduate this spring with a dual major in…

Hadas Peles is a history and political science double major from Bothell, Wa. Hadas is currently participating in the inaugural semester of the Washington Semester Program, interning in the office of Congressman Hank Johnson. She was a 2007 orientation leader…

Undergraduate Sana Hashmi is a triple major who plans to continue doing research after she graduates. She wants to become a medical doctor, academic researcher, wife and mother. She is a Foundation Fellow and CURO apprentice and CURO Young Summer…