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Amazing Students

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…

Bridgett Johnson is amazed by the number of opportunities for involvement at UGA and has been involved in everything from co-chairing the Homecoming parade, studying Shakespeare at Oxford, to tutoring students at Fowler Drive Elementary. She has been interested in…

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.…

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…

Spending 20 hours digging recyclables out of trash cans isn’t Mark Milby’s idea of fun, but it certainly demonstrates his commitment to sustainability. The senior ecology major helped start the UGA Gameday Recycling program, which last year alone collected more…

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…

Senior Lizzy Nephew has used her experiences as a public relations major in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to raise awareness of homelessness, stage a benefit concert for the Girls’ Rock non-profit and plan popular campus events…

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…

Senior Erica Holland didn’t waste any time before exploring her opportunities for research and student activities at UGA. She has participated in a study on the use of Facebook by political candidates, is involved in the university’s chapter of the…

Ecology major Brian Wesley Watts came to UGA for its research opportunities and has not been disappointed. Through the CURO program, he co-authored a soil ecology study that will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. He has traveled to…

Graduate student Teneema Kuriakose came to the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine looking for first-hand experience in the fight against zoonotic diseases, which are those that transmit from animals to humans. In her time here, she helped develop a new…

Graduate student Tae Hyun Baek came to the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for an opportunity to work with faculty in the department of advertising and public relations who make it one of the nation’s best in terms…

Jacqueline Dement came to UGA looking for a traditional college experience and she has certainly experienced the best of what the university has to offer. Jacqueline has used her energy and enthusiasm to cheer on the football team, to encourage…

The welcoming atmosphere of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication convinced graduate student Marona Graham-Bailey that it was the right place for her. In her time at UGA, she’s had a chance to meet some of the nation’s…

Ethell Vereen is an emerging leader in the environmental arena. He came to UGA to pursue a master’s in environmental health and will soon complete his doctorate in ecology. He has had the unique opportunity to become fully engaged on…

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…