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Amazing Students

To senior Jennie Parham, helping others comes as naturally as breathing. Last semester she organized the Home and Garden Art Auction as part of an Agricultural Communications internship class and wound up raising $7,900 for the Madison County Habitat for…

Charlie Pitts, Jr., a senior management information systems major, participated this summer in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The program, housed at 156 universities across the U.S., is funded by the U.S. Department…

Senior Leslie Wolcott has seen a lot of the world while she has been at UGA. Even before she enrolled in classes, she attended the UGA Honors Program’s Interdisciplinary Field Program in Geology, Anthropology and Ecology in the western United…

Undergraduate Beau Bryan isn’t much for doing things halfway. He started taking pre-med college classes while he was still in high school. He graduated as his high school valedictorian in spring 2003, finished his associate’s degree as salutatorian, and started…

When doctoral student Heather Nelson is not researching ways to better filter, recycle and reuse chiller water used in chicken processing plants (one of Georgia’s biggest industries) to help save money and natural resources and to improve safety concerns like…

Graduate student Kristina Taylor came to UGA from Texas in 1999 to play basketball for the Lady Bulldogs and go to business school, but she says fate dealt her the “toughest years of my life.” Injuries, including serious knee injuries…

Robert Millings is an undergraduate student at UGA’s campus in Tifton, Georgia. He is a native of Moultrie, Georgia and completed an agricultural internship this summer with U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop, Jr. in Washington, D.C. Robert plans to pursue a…

Justin Golshir is president of the of the University of Georgia chapter of the student-run international exchange program called AIESEC, which is a French acronym for L’Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commercial, and it’s the largest nonprofit…

Pete Brannan is a former Navy tactical jet reconnaissance navigator who flew 67 combat missions over North Vietnam in 1972-73. Today he is a technology education teacher who uses his skills to manage and teach—and he does it well. He…

Shavonne Corbet recently won a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Frontiers for Veterinary Medicine Fellowship. This competitive, nationwide fellowship program awards summer research grants to a select group of veterinary students based on project proposals that seek innovative methods to advance…

Victoria Pettis is a married mother of two children. Besides being a doctoral student in Language Education, she is an English teacher at Clarke Central High School in Athens. Using critical race theory as a theoretical lens, her dissertation explores…

Becky Childs studies the dialects of residents of Texana, a 150-member African-American community nestled in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Although most of Texana’s residents are African American, Becky is finding that they engage in large-scale vowel rotations, or…

Joanna Griffin-Craven is a senior Agriscience and Environmental Systems major at the UGA Tifton campus. She is a native of Nashville, Georgia, and the first student ever selected to participate in the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum, a year-long program that includes…