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Amazing Students

Rebecca Parker came to UGA for two reasons: the kinesiology department and the CURO program. While here, she has combined her experiences in the two into a very successful undergraduate career. She and a fellow student even created a compression…

Chandra Peyton epitomizes a well-rounded UGA student. Whether studying for one of her major classes in family and consumer science education, working at UGA’s Housing Department to help pay her way through school, serving in a leadership capacity in the…

Adam Molnar’s passion is helping people understand statistics. Molnar, who has traveled all over the world promoting statistical literacy, is pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics education. 

“A Cadillac brought me to UGA, but the people kept me here,” says New York native Dana TeCroney. While on a road trip home from visiting a friend in Miami, TeCroney stopped by UGA to check out the top ranked…

Hillary Liken, who grew up in Athens, has found a wealth of opportunity at UGA. The pre-med student has studied abroad, worked in the exercise vascular biology lab and with the legal affairs office, and volunteered with the Mercy Health…

Though she’s an assistant vice chancellor for the board of regents, Tina Woodard is also a student, taking advantage of opportunities at UGA’s Gwinnett campus to further her career and education while maintaining her advocacy for youth.

Michelle Kim, a senior education major from South Korea, is using her personal experiences in the classroom to become the inspiring educator she aspires to become, accepting and valuing students for who they are.

Andrew Knoblich, a graduate student in professional counseling, is using his education and the resources available to him at UGA to make an impact on the community.

Kassie Smith, who is earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics education simultaneously, not only has excelled in the classroom but has volunteered extensively and still managed to find time for one of her passions: Bulldog athletics.

Tiffany Chu is simultaneously working toward both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but the Arch Society member still finds the time to give back to the community.

Hannah Bossie, a senior in exercise and sport science, has fallen in love with research as an undergraduate and plans to pursue her doctorate so that one day she can be an inspiring mentor to young scientists.

Zack Kroll found his calling in life through Teach for America and is getting even more hands-on experience as he pursues his master’s in the College of Education.

Tori Foster, a Ph.D. student in educational psychology, hopes to have a positive impact on students’ lives by improving their educational and learning experiences.

As a President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award winner, Charles King, a senior majoring in middle school education, will leave a big mark on UGA and Athens when he graduates. He plans to spread his knowledge with Teach for America.

Former UGA gymnast and current graduate student Chelsea Davis tries “to never go into things with the fear of failure but rather with the sheer determination to make it happen no matter what.”