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Amazing Students

White collar criminals beware. Sara Brabender is graduating this summer and will be looking for you! Brabender has been involved in the UGA Honors Program and numerous other student groups on campus related to business, information technology and criminal justice.…

Tracy Catherine Bialis is an amazing student. She will graduate in May 2009 as a First Honor Graduate (summa cum laude with Highest Honors) with a major in psychology. In addition to excelling in the classroom, Tracy has been involved…

With sights set on on a career in diplomacy and national/international security, Honors student Jenna Ziesenhene realizes the value of experience. The UGA Washington Semester Program allowed her to serve as an intern in the White House in spring 2010,…

“There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.” - Rusty Berkus

Phillip Mote contends that his time at UGA has been about discovering…

To say that Justin Oguni is interested in reptiles and amphibians (aka herps) would definitely be an understatement.  When he is not busy studying veterinary medicine, he spends much of his time looking for and photographing them. A couple of…

English and theatre major Collins Goss says that the University of Georgia is what she pictures when she hears people say the word “college.” She’s been coming to campus for football games with her family since she was a toddler,…

Muktha Natrajan was named a CURO Promising Scholar while she was still in high school and has definitely lived up to expectations during her time at UGA. She has conducted research in China, in New York University Medical Center’s neurobiology…

Shelby Jones found her passion for literature and the written word at UGA and has put it to work through the CURO program, where she studied the validity of the English major. She participated in the Oxford study abroad program…

Erika Martinez-Uribe has enjoyed all the little things about being a student at UGA. From broadening of her appreciation for dance, theater and music through attending many campus performances to reading on campus lawns, Erika has made sure that she…

From dancing with dislocated toes, to sharing research at the CURO Symposium and serving as a Dawg Camp Counselor, Corbin Busby has taken full advantage of all the opportunities that first drew him to a large university like UGA. Corbin…

Cleveland Piggott Jr. got his first taste of research at the University of Georgia while he was still a senior in high school. He’s spent every year since then working to better understand the cellular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s disease.…

Having grown up around UGA, Sheena Zhang is serious about taking full advantage of all that the university has to offer and using her education and experience to impact the environment on a global scale. As a junior, she has…

Senior Leilah Zahedi’s life work will span international horizons. She plans to become a physician and would like to travel to Iran, her ancestral home, to advocate for women’s rights. As a freshman, Zahedi was invited to come to UGA…

Sarah is receiving degrees in art and art history; together with her mother, Joanne (see Joanne Quinn’s amazing student profile), the Quinns prove UGA can be a family affair.

“Amazing” seems too simplistic to describe Tracy Yang. Rhodes Scholar, Foundation Fellow, Honors student and Truman Scholar are just a few of her many UGA accomplishments and accolades. After graduating this spring, Tracy plans to attend graduate school at Oxford…