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Amazing Students

Chloe Thompson has been taking advantage of the opportunities she has had at UGA. Like most honors students, she had several options when it came to choosing a college. She settled on UGA because it was close to home, because…

Since coming to UGA, Mallory Grebel has found many opportunities for service and leadership. During last year, she was the Vice President of the Student Government Association, and in this role she led the statewide student campaign against budget cuts…

Communities like the Honors Program and the Institute for Leadership Advancement’s Leonard Leadership Scholars Program have cultivated Mai-Lise Nguyen’s intellectual curiosity, provided valuable experiences, and offered meaningful mentoring relationships, she says. She has used these experiences to prepare herself for…

Stephanie has been a go-getter since she began her college career in fall 2003.  She worked as an intern last summer at Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Nashville in coordination with UGA’s music business certificate program at the Terry College of…

Rudy Weber is a businessman to the core. He is not afraid to take risks (he broke a rib jumping off a 10-meter platform on a dare); he values hard work (in the style of Herschel Walker); and he has…

Melvin Hines, Jr. maintains high grades and also aims to make an impact in society. He has been a Presidential Scholar and been on Dean’s List while leading an initiative to mentor students at the Thomas Lay Center in Athens…

M.B.A. student Chad Burke has seen the world, but he was not on a study abroad—not the kind most UGA students take. Burke is a 15 year veteran of the U.S. Navy and has “done hundreds of millions of dollars…

For Hope Carrell, baton twirling was not just a passing phase of girlhood. She has been competing in baton twirling since age three, and today she is the feature twirler in UGA’s Redcoat Marching Band. In July 2005, she competed…

Studying and working abroad is not new for Jayanthi Narain. Through her Foundation Fellowship, UGA’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship, she has traveled to New Zealand, South Korea and the Galapagos Islands. In the summer of 2006, she was involved in…

Brooks Andrews knows economics. Not only has he already lined up a job with a top investment banking firm on Wall Street, but he was able to maximize his time at UGA by completing two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s…

M.B.A. student JB Reed is a champion for the less fortunate. For more than five years, she practiced law with a legal aid organization in Jacksonville, Fla. Her clients were primarily low-income women of color and elderly and disabled persons.…

Ben Cobb’s penchant for travel started before he even came to UGA. After he graduated from high school, he headed out west for the ski season while his friends departed for college. His adventures led him to Washington, Wyoming, Argentina…

Kera Perello shows many positive qualities, professionally and personally. She is an excellent full-time student, who has made Dean’s List numerous times and has been awarded four scholarships to attend a year-long study abroad program in Japan. She studies Chinese,…

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…

A fourth-generation Bulldog, Abby Blaylock stays busy. In 2006, she became involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Georgia Chapter and served as the community walk coordinator for the Athens walk, organizing the first walk in Athens in seven years…

Senior Brad Brizendine knows that windows often open when doors close. As a walk-on player to the UGA men’s basketball team, he became super-efficient at managing his time. Then, when he was cut from the team the next year, he…