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Amazing Students

Mahlet Endale has lived on 3 continents in her 25 years. She was born in Africa, moved to Europe, and finally landed in North America, so she has an interesting perspective as someone who provides mental health care to refugees…

Senior Jenny Trout takes her work as an advocate for cancer patients seriously. Besides serving on numerous committees for her sorority, she also has participated in the UGA Dance Marathon which has raised more than $1.25 million for the Children’s…

If there’s one thing Mary DeScenza can do, it is swim. In 2003, she was the NCAA champion in the 200 yard butterfly and she earned seven All-American certificates at the championships, the maximum possible. This year, she contributed to…

Doctoral student Jimmy Davis has worked to make UGA a better place for minority students. He wrote and received a grant from the American Psychological Association in the summer of 2003 to help develop a mentoring program for minority undergraduate…

Law student Rakesh Parekh has lived his whole life in the United States. Last year when he was awarded a fellowship that took him to India, he learned a lot about being a foreigner. As a legal intern for the…

Amanda McMahan plans to be a residential architect when she finishes her studies. After she graduates from UGA in 2006, she wants to get a master’s degree in architecture. In the meantime, she has been studying engineering and has been…

Lauren Bellamy knew she wanted to go to law school after she graduated from UGA in 2004. Of all the law schools she could have chosen, her first pick was at her alma mater, UGA. She has not wasted time…

For senior Angela Aifah, UGA was not her first choice. Her parents picked the university for her because her brother had attended, but now she holds a fondness for her experience here. In her time at the university, she has…

Transferring to UGA has made a big difference in the life of junior Logan Smalley—and several other people. After Logan attended the UGA Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad last year, he embarked upon a project that merges his interest in…

Senior Gehres Paschal knows that the college experience encompasses a lot more than what she learns in the classroom. Her experiences at UGA range from research work in comparative literature to providing healthcare to the poorest parts of Nicaragua, an…

Graduate student Corey Dortch embodies leadership. He is finishing his second UGA degree this semester and has won numerous awards and honors including the Fred Brown Memorial Award for his work as chairperson of the Arch Society during his senior…

Graduate student Ben Coolik is no stranger to success. He is a collaborative artist in the field of performance who has worked in some of the country’s leading venues and conferences. His work crosses and often combines multiple disciplines including…

In January, Deondra Rose placed first among 28 contestants vying for the title of Miss UGA. During the competition, Rose played “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” on the violin. As a result, she won the talent portion of the…

Senior Dessa Cosma is a woman who lives with a purpose. A triple major, she is an Honors Student and a former UGA Honors in Washington participant.  She interned at the National Organization for Women, working in their headquarters in…

Third-year law student, Sonali Garg, has been all over the world, and when she graduates with her law degree this spring, she plans to become a litigator in Georgia. And with her experience, she will shine. Last year, she was…

While attending UGA, Matt Crim has demonstrated excellence in both scholarship and leadership. Besides being the first UGA student to win both a Truman and a Marshall Scholarship, he is the recipient of the Foundation Fellowship, the university’s most prestigious…