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Amazing Students

Blake Sherry, a senior in forest resources, is an ambassador for the Warnell School, president of the Forestry Club, a log roll champion and yes, he even chops wood.

Sydney Mohr, a senior majoring in biology and psychology, has racked up impressive honors, been involved in research and participated in medical experiences home and abroad since she started at UGA. But it is her love of dancing, which led…

For Jonah Driggers, UGA has opened many doors, including work with the Roosevelt Institute, an internship at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, trips to England, South Korea, Cuba and Tanzania, and much more. And if he could, he’d…

As a future doctor, Madison Miracle believes that medicine can be used as an agent of change, and she’s already put that belief into practice through volunteer work and study abroad. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for…

David Newton has wanted to be a physician since he was young, and thanks to research and intern work and community volunteering, he’s well on his way down that path. But it hasn’t been all books and labs — he…

The resume for CURO Honors Scholar Elizabeth Hardister already reads like a seasoned emergency management professional, with experience ranging from the UGA Red Cross to the U.S. Department of State. She came to UGA for its undergraduate research program and…

Urvashi Pandya has taken experiential learning to the limits with three study abroad experiences and an immersive internship with the CDC. She plans to work in the field of public health, with a focus on the intersection of minority health…

Cali Callaway has covered just about as much ground as a student possibly can: three years as a lab researcher in regenerative medicine, developer of a guide for sexual assault resources, volunteer in the community, participant in a number of…

Aaron Conley chose to attend UGA because of the research opportunities and has been involved in CURO ever since. Along with excelling in the classroom, he’s worked with three service organizations and had the opportunity to study in Italy.

Darby Miller, a senior majoring in marketing, has accomplished much during her time at UGA. But it’s not the organizations she has worked for or the awards she has received that mean the most to her. She’s most grateful for…

Lisa Foster, who is earning dual master’s degrees in social work and public health, says her graduate education is a perfect fit for her planned career in the areas of community development, refugee resettlement and global health, particularly HIV/AIDS.

Jaylon Thompson, a senior majoring in digital and broadcast journalism, is living out his dream of earning his degree from the Grady College. His hard work paid off with the opportunity to cover the Olympics in Rio. His goal is…

Anna Beth Smith, a senior majoring in political science and human development and family science, says service is her passion and she has the experience to prove it, volunteering and mentoring across campus and the community. And if that and…

Terry College alumnus and current law school student Marcol Harvey is committed to teaching young people who face obstacles that their dreams are attainable.

Kayla Alward’s loving care for the calves at the UGA Dairy led to her selection as UGA and Southeast Student Employee of the Year. But her activity doesn’t stop there. She’s president of the Dairy Science Club, an ambassador for…

Jason Lee is a Ph.D. student in the Institute of Higher Education. After graduation, he plans to continue researching higher education issues as a faculty member or as a research analyst.