Stories & Features

Amazing Students

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.”

During her time as an engineering Ph.D. student, Adrienne Madison has touched the lives of many young, underrepresented students through her extensive mentoring and teaching activities.

Chase Mason, a Ph.D. student in plant biology, enjoys spending most of his time in the lab or greenhouses, and he says UGA has provided the support he needs to fulfill his academic goals.

When Ellen Clarke decided to go to law school, her decision to attend UGA was an easy one, she says. Now entering her final year, her experience has provided a clear path for her future.

As Alex Squires, a master’s degree student in engineering, continues on his path of academic excellence, the world of robotics may never be the same.

It was the reputation of the theater department faculty that drew Ph.D. student George Pate to UGA, and he has used the resources of the department wisely to hone his skills as a playwright and actor.

Johanna Mejia-Fava is finishing her final year of residency at the College of Veterinary Medicine in her quest to fulfill her dream of a career in aquatic medicine, and despite the hectic schedule, she feels the experience has made her…

Melanie Harper, a philosophy graduate student with an eye for art, credits UGA for helping her find her purpose in life.