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Amazing Students

Senior Ashley Lauren Foster has had many rewarding experiences during her time as a student at UGA. In 2007, she was crowned Miss University of Georgia, inducted into The Arch Society and completed her Honors thesis. As Miss UGA, she…

Law student John DeGenova has brains and brawn. As an undergraduate at UGA, he was a walk-on varsity football player and a recipient of the UGA Foundation Fellowship, the university’s most prestigious scholarship. Now a UGA law student, he is…

In her ideal world, senior Leigh Creighton would like to be a writer, a civil rights lawyer, a mother, a wife, and a dreamer. She was an apprentice in UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Opportunities during her first two years at…

Master’s degree student Kate Spear knows that everything is connected. She has been all around the world and though her study of numerous cultures and the natural environment, she has found that relationships matter. She has received numerous scholarships and…

Junior J.D. Brandon has a zest for living. This is abundantly clear in decisions he has made in his life. He is a triple major at UGA (English, history, and international affairs), who enjoys participating in a wide variety of…

Amanda Elam as a truly amazing student. She has been described as upbeat, optimistic and always smiling. She has been captain of the UGA women’s soccer club team. She made dean’s list many times, is an honors student, and has…

Senior Juanita Cousins is changing the way things are done. She’s majoring in newspaper journalism and international affairs, and she hopes to one day become a foreign correspondent. She is the first female African-American editor of UGA’s independent student newspaper,…

International student Julianna Koksarova worked in nonprofit organizations for three years before she decided to pursue more education in the field. When she found there were no programs offered in her homeland, Latvia, she started looking elsewhere. Out of the…

Doctoral student Katherine Rose Adams does not let anything slow her down. She works full-time as the program coordinator in the School of Social Work’s M.S.W. program. She just finished her master’s degree in human resources and organizational development in…

Senior Patrick Henry is an amazing student. He is a triple major in German, Japanese, and Chinese and he spent a year abroad in Taiwan. He has been very active in UGA Choral Activities, singing in Concert Choir, Collegium Musicum,…

Adam Thomas is working to make a difference. He is a senior double major in history and geography with a 4.00 GPA. He has been involved in JURO@GA, the Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, as fine arts editor, and he…

Kera Perello shows many positive qualities, professionally and personally. She is an excellent full-time student, who has made Dean’s List numerous times and has been awarded four scholarships to attend a year-long study abroad program in Japan. She studies Chinese,…

Rachel Stokely could have graduated early with all her Advanced Placement credits. Instead, in her sophomore year, she changed her studies from cellular biology to pursue the dual degree in mathematics education and mathematics (B.S.Ed./B.S.). As an Honors student she…

Undergraduate Deep Shah is an outstanding student and person. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has a very strong and remarkable record of service and leadership activities, both on and off campus. Shah is a recipient of a 2007…

Chen Lin is a leader. He has been president of two of the four major Asian student organizations on campus and in these roles has helped bring together multiple minority student organizations. He even helped organize UGA’s first Asian Heritage…

Ondra Krouse Dismukes came to UGA with a background in the business world, as the director of sales and a marketing representative for Tuskegee University’s Kellogg Conference Center. She has been a very strong role model to women graduate students…