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Amazing Students

Veterinary student Estella Perez Hovland seeks adventure. She has traveled the world, and she obtained a M.B.A. from Griffith University in Australia. Upon returning to the U.S., she decided to get a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine, and she spent…

Senior Emily Grace Thomsen is a go-getter. She is finishing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years, and has made Dean’s List and been a Presidential Scholar. She has held leadership positions in Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and ugaMiracle, where…

Kelsey Anne Jones has found a wide array of enriching opportunities at UGA that allow her to pursue diverse interests from public policy to community service to international travel. A fourth year Foundation Fellow, she is pursuing joint Bachelor’s and…

After earning his bachelor’s degrees from UGA, Charlie Bailey worked for two political campaigns including Mark F. Taylor’s (J.D.’82) 2006 campaign for governor of Georgia and James Marlow’s Congressional campaign. After working on those campaigns, he came back to the…

Senior Debbie Ebalobo is a first generation college student who is making the most of her college experience. She came to UGA to study environmental sciences, but she quickly found a public relations major more aligned with her goals. Now,…

Sara Zadeh is planning to become a doctor. She is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, UGA’s premedical society, and she is involved with the Student Health Advisory Committee, where she works as a liaison between the University Health Center…

Senior Stephen Dorner has a passion for improving health. Some study-abroad and international service learning projects opened his eyes to the socioeconomic determinants of health and the importance of incorporating public health and development practice into overcoming burdens on health.…

Elected Homecoming King last weekend, Darryl Tricksey is an amazing student. As an Honors student, senior Darryl Tricksey has worked as an apprentice in the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, and he has presented his research project, titled “African-American Models…

Senior Nathan Raley is an Honors student committed to making a positive change in the world. He has written an Honors thesis on the effects of parent-child quality of relationships and parental emotion socialization practices on youth psychosocial functioning. He…

Senior Amanda Farmer has been twirling batons since she was three years old. After coming to UGA, she used her skills to help the Redcoat Majorette Line win numerous national titles, and she became a Feature Twirler for the band.…

Sophomore Ty Frix has a 3.9 grade point average and is pursuing a biological engineering degree with a biomedical emphasis. If that doesn’t keep him busy, all the time he spends as a member of the UGA football team will…

Senior Afua Asante is looking for a cure for a rare cancer that afflicts children. She began studying rhabdomyosarcoma last summer during the National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program. As a participant in this program, Asante receives financial support…

Franklin College senior David Paulk has a zest for life. As an Honors student, he has participated in three study abroad opportunities including a medical internship in Venezuela, a Science Maymester in Italy and a research symposium in Costa Rica.…

It wasn’t so much that senior Niaz Bakhtyar found food science. It was more like food science found him. Bakhtyar was talking with food science professor Robert Shewfelt at a coffee shop near his home and after a short conversation,…

After he graduates from UGA, Steven Gay is planning to go to medical school and become a doctor. But he isn’t waiting until he gets out of school to start helping people. He has already worked overseas as a medical…

Senior engineering student Jessica Buday has found her way at UGA. A native of North Carolina, she wanted to go away to college, but wanted to stay in the Southeast. At UGA, she found numerous opportunities with the Faculty of…