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Amazing Students

Senior Padmini Jambulapati came to Georgia from Massachusetts when she was 13 and her father traded in his engineering career to become a farmer. She is grateful to be able to attend UGA with the help of a HOPE scholarship,…

Josh Zaffos wants to be a doctor, and his job is giving him a taste of his future. During spring break last year, he worked with the Georgia Eye Bank in Atlanta, and he became fascinated with exactly how valuable…

One of the favorite parts of Anna Scott’s job is working with the college students and watching them come to new understandings of what teaching and learning science really means. She works with students in a service-learning program for UGA…

Communities like the Honors Program and the Institute for Leadership Advancement’s Leonard Leadership Scholars Program have cultivated Mai-Lise Nguyen’s intellectual curiosity, provided valuable experiences, and offered meaningful mentoring relationships, she says. She has used these experiences to prepare herself for…

Although graduate student Chris Tucker was born without a major part of his heart, he lets nothing get in his way. His voice and frame are weak, but as a Student Ambassador with the Center for International Trade and Security…

You might have seen Rory Powell playing his trumpet before. During the first few weeks of school in his freshman year, Powell was selected as the Battle Hymn trumpet soloist for the Redcoat Band. Now he plays with the Wind…

Since coming to UGA, Mallory Grebel has found many opportunities for service and leadership. During last year, she was the Vice President of the Student Government Association, and in this role she led the statewide student campaign against budget cuts…

Fernando J. Torres-Vélez came to the College of Veterinary Medicine in the summer of 2002 as an anatomic pathology resident after completing a fellowship in Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Since…

Hariqbal Basi leaves no stone unturned. A triple major, he has won numerous honors and awards including a Charter Scholarship, awarded to the top five percent of incoming University of Georgia students, the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, the Governor’s Scholarship,…

Senior Matthew Wilson knows that often the gift one receives comes from giving. He was the president of UGA’s Ag Hill Council last year and currently is president of Alternative Spring Break. He is a second year member of The…

This summer, graduate student Cayce Myers worked as an intern for CBS News’ London bureau. He was there during the London bombings, and he helped cover stories about Russell Square and King’s Cross where two of the first bombs were…

Chloe Thompson has been taking advantage of the opportunities she has had at UGA. Like most honors students, she had several options when it came to choosing a college. She settled on UGA because it was close to home, because…

In the summer, vet student John David Pritchett returned to the Pantanal Region of Brazil to complete a study of vampire bats that he started last year. He collected specimens from the vampire bats that will be tested to determine…

Senior Desiree Jennings loves children. She has spent her summers working with children who are in occupational therapy, and she is working toward a degree and teaching certificate in early childhood education. A recent newlywed, she is planning to have…

As a co-founder and vice president of community service for the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) at UGA, Matthew Haney has grown to thoroughly enjoy giving his time to people in need and working to better the…

For the past three years at UGA, Kelly Proctor has been working toward her goal of becoming a foreign media correspondent in Asia. She completed an internship with a manufacturing company in Shanghai last year, and she received a scholarship…