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Amazing Students

Joseph Tripp, a master’s student in nonprofit organizations, is going beyond excellence in the classroom and leaving a lasting mark on the community through his volunteer activities.

Tiffany Chu is simultaneously working toward both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but the Arch Society member still finds the time to give back to the community.

Kassie Smith, who is earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics education simultaneously, not only has excelled in the classroom but has volunteered extensively and still managed to find time for one of her passions: Bulldog athletics.

Dayrin Mendez, a senior in biological engineering, has a “passion for helping those in need” and will use her UGA education as a springboard to obtain her medical degree.

Zachary Holmes, a senior majoring in ecology and biology, is already working in two research labs and is well on his way to his goal of solving global ecological problems.

From being a member of the Redcoat Marching Band to serving on University Council to immersing herself in research, Megan Gallagher, a senior in social work, says her time at UGA “has been an incredible experience in every way.”

Stephanie Aguilar, a master’s degree student in public administration, has taken advantage of the many opportunities UGA offers in her quest to pursue a career in higher education.

Joe Werner, a senior in landscape architecture and German, says UGA has given him the chance to prove himself as a student and designer, and provided him the confidence to achieve his goals and aspirations—and he will literally leave his…

Andrew Knoblich, a graduate student in professional counseling, is using his education and the resources available to him at UGA to make an impact on the community.

Tia Ayele, a Boren Scholar majoring in international affairs, has seen firsthand the economic woes facing parts of Africa and plans to dedicate her “life to public service as an agent for change.”

Michelle Borg, a doctoral student in the College of Pharmacy, has her sights set on fighting cancer, and she is taking that battle well beyond the classroom.

Shannon Parrish, a senior in agribusiness at the UGA Tifton campus, has taken advantage of the smaller campus size and is well prepared to begin her career in the agricultural profession.

Travis Williams relishes his life as a Georgia Bulldog, from serving as a resident assistant to presenting groundbreaking research to just rambling around campus. He credits UGA with preparing him well for a career as a medical doctor.

Victoria Ramenzoni’s academic pursuits have taken her around the world to study and conduct research. The Ph.D. student in environmental anthropology wants to use her education to make an impact on socio-environmental issues.

Former Bulldog defensive back Andrew Johnson went on to pursue his medical degree at the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, but that wasn’t enough. He’s taking a break from that to pursue an MBA at UGA before starting…

Jim Woglom, a Ph.D. student in art education, was named an outstanding teacher assistant last year, and he hopes his education will allow him to continue “making art every waking day.”