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Amazing Students

Mimi Ensley says she’s never had a dull moment at UGA. The Honors student is pursing a double major in English and magazines, and is an editor at The Red and Black. She’s had the opportunity to conduct academic research…

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…

C. Blake McDaniel is interested in the intersection of law and business, and he’s taking advantage of the educational opportunities in both fields at UGA. He is seeking a juris doctor degree from the School of Law and a master…

As a campus minister with the Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Nathan Byrd is in constant contact with undergraduate students, either through counseling or working with them on ministry projects. Some of his students even talked him into riding his bike 300…

“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…

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,…

A native of Lake Mary, Fla, Ashley plans to graduate in spring 2011 with a double major in International Affairs and History. Active in UGA’s Honors Program, Ashley has gained valuable academic experience traveling the world as well as participating…

Imagine a top sportscaster on the field of a major playoff game a few years from now, and you’ll need to add Chelsea Lipocky to that image! A broadcast major from Columbus, Ga., Chelsea plans to graduate in May 2011…

Lindsey Griffin is putting her business talents to use helping others. She is an honors student and Leonard Leadership Scholar, and she is active in several projects throughout the Athens area to help underprivileged children. For the past four years,…

Chris Sudduth’s diverse interests keep him busy and extend his college experience beyond the classroom.. Graduating from UGA in the spring of 2012 with a B.S. Ed. in exercise and sports science and a minor in cellular biology, Chris volunteers…

When Eric Tonn graduated from high school in Madison, Ala., he pushed the college selection process to new heights by visiting 23 different colleges looking for exactly the right environment to further his education. After what he calls “major decision…

To senior Julie Laughter, UGA is an endless resource of information, organizations and campus activities, and she has made the most of her time here. As a summer intern at Pepsi Cola in their research and development center, she worked…

Heather Savelle is committed to agriculture. A triple major in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, she recently completed an internship in the Oconee County Extension Office. She would like to get a master’s degree and become an extension…

The twists and turns in Cc Robinson’s life have taken her just where she wants to go. When she began at UGA, she was planned to work in emergency pediatric medicine, but after four years of studying a pre-med curriculum,…

Relationships mean a lot to Honors student Bryan Davis. His family tried to steer him to another school instead of UGA, but by then Mark Dawkins, an associate dean in the Terry College of Business, had already become a mentor.…

Senior Arthur Tripp plans a future in government. He was part of UGA’s inaugural class in the Washington Semester program, and he was a student representative to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents responsible for advising them on…