Stories & Features

Amazing Students

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…

Senior engineering student Angela Zachman has enjoyed her time at UGA. As a freshman, she had a music scholarship and was part of the Redcoat Marching Band. As a sophomore, she accompanied the band on a tour of China. She…

Graduate student Laurie Reyman grew up in Zimbabwe and did not know anyone when she came to UGA. She chose the university primarily because it was in a warm and sunny climate and a city smaller than New York, where…

If you want to know about slithering or slimy creatures, call senior ecology student Andrew Durso. He has helped teach classes in herpetology, population ecology and ichthyology in UGA’s Eugene Odum School of Ecology, which is the first and only…

A part-time Master’s of Social Work student at the University of Georgia Gwinnett campus, Frye returned to the classroom after working in the human resources field for 10 years. Her experiences with leadership training, diversity outreach and community involvement in…

Julie Velchoff Vargas knows horses. From treating them as an emergency surgery technician in the large animal teaching hospital of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, to researching the anti-parasitic effect of feeding certain grasses, to riding them as part…

Tracy Catherine Bialis is an amazing student. She will graduate in May 2009 as a First Honor Graduate (summa cum laude with Highest Honors) with a major in psychology. In addition to excelling in the classroom, Tracy has been involved…

After he completed his program of basic studies at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Claudio Berther decided he wanted to study abroad. For one year, he and about 40 other students have joined the student body at UGA. Berther…

Veterinary student Kenya Crawford has traveled the world in preparation for her career as a veterinarian. She graduates in May and hopes to find a career combining her experience in clinical, regulatory and international aspects of veterinary medicine. As a…

White collar criminals beware. Sara Brabender is graduating this summer and will be looking for you! Brabender has been involved in the UGA Honors Program and numerous other student groups on campus related to business, information technology and criminal justice.…

Doctoral candidate Haibao Tang learned about UGA from another Chinese student who enrolled in the plant biology program a year ahead of him. After considering the caliber of the faculty in the Plant Biology Department and the weather in Athens,…

Senior Santrice Jones had narrowed her college choices from four to two: UGA and Tennessee. What sealed the deal for her was the chance to spend the weekend as a UGA student. She participated in a program called GA DAZE,…

While undergraduate Keri Epps has worked in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine for the past two years, she has also been able to participate in the Honors Program and maintain grades placing her in the 95th percentile in her…

Senior Christian Olmstead has made a career as an electrician, but when an accident left him disabled he started thinking differently about the ways he could use his skills to help others. He endured more than two dozen surgeries and…