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Amazing Students

Teresa O’Neal’s résumé reflects her dedication to higher education and her love for UGA. She is one of two student representatives on an internal task force assessing UGA’s general education requirements and approaches to student learning. She hopes to offer…

This semester Sachin Varghese will graduate from UGA with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the School of Public and International Affairs. Alone, that is amazing enough. In his time at UGA, Sachin was also president of the Student Government…

Charles (Ty) Tuggle is a renaissance man. In his time at UGA, he has studied Gypsy culture in Hungary and Romania, language in Japan, and in Athens, Georgia, he works in the lab of professor Michael Pierce making advances in…

After Tate Izlar transferred to UGA, she quickly became immersed in much that the university has to offer. Since the spring of 2003, Tate has been a member of the Arch Society which has provided an outlet for her many…

Lindsey Giffin is putting her business talents to use helping others. She is an honors student and Leonard Leadership Scholar, and she is active in several projects throughout the Athens area to help underprivileged children. For the past four years,…

It has been said that the pursuit of a Ph.D. is not a sprint, but an endurance race. If that is true, forest ecology Ph.D. candidate Nina Wurzburger should have no problem finishing. She is the world’s top female duathlon…

Junior David Carswell enjoys taking what he has learned in the classroom and teaching it to others throughout the UGA and Athens community. He reestablished the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization on campus, which is teaching important concepts through…

Master’s student Aaron MacNeil has been awarded a three-year National Science and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship from the Canadian government for $45,000 to pursue his Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle in England. His research will investigate the role…

Meredith Carroll wants to build beautiful places. In addition to being a Charter Scholar and Honors Scholar, she has received several scholarships from the School of Environmental Design where she is in her fourth year of the Landscape Architecture Program.…

Junior Mike Lynch has set some lofty goals. He plans to visit all seven of the world’s continents and he received a lot of help toward reaching that goal from the Travel-Study grants he has received as a UGA Foundation…

Senior Melissa Golden is interested in how the world works. She has studied international affairs from the UGA campus in Athens and from Europe during the UGA à Paris program. She was a member of the Model United Nations team…

Senior Ashley Owen knew all along that she wanted to be a doctor, and she could not wait to get started on her career. She left high school a year early to come to UGA, and now she does cancer…

Junior Jora Vaso immigrated to the United States eight years ago from Tirana, Albania when her country was on the brink of a civil war after the collapse of Communism. Since then, she graduated from Clarke Central High School and…

Second-year MBA student Oyin Enoch wanted to go to business school. Even though the school she chose to attend was on the other side of the world, it did not stop her from pursuing her dreams. Since she started in…

Many UGA students have ideas about glamorous jobs they want to get after they graduate. Senior James Gue has already begun his. In fact, James has been racing cars and go-karts professionally for 14 years and currently competes in the…