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Amazing Students

Graduate student Teneema Kuriakose came to the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine looking for first-hand experience in the fight against zoonotic diseases, which are those that transmit from animals to humans. In her time here, she helped develop a new…

Graduate student Tae Hyun Baek came to the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for an opportunity to work with faculty in the department of advertising and public relations who make it one of the nation’s best in terms…

Jacqueline Dement came to UGA looking for a traditional college experience and she has certainly experienced the best of what the university has to offer. Jacqueline has used her energy and enthusiasm to cheer on the football team, to encourage…

The welcoming atmosphere of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication convinced graduate student Marona Graham-Bailey that it was the right place for her. In her time at UGA, she’s had a chance to meet some of the nation’s…

Ethell Vereen is an emerging leader in the environmental arena. He came to UGA to pursue a master’s in environmental health and will soon complete his doctorate in ecology. He has had the unique opportunity to become fully engaged on…

Muktha Natrajan was named a CURO Promising Scholar while she was still in high school and has definitely lived up to expectations during her time at UGA. She has conducted research in China, in New York University Medical Center’s neurobiology…

English and theatre major Collins Goss says that the University of Georgia is what she pictures when she hears people say the word “college.” She’s been coming to campus for football games with her family since she was a toddler,…

Melissa Gogo definitely has a firm grip on the past while working toward a promising future. She has helped repair historic buildings in Athens, captured the history and beauty of Founders Memorial Garden, toured the ruins of Blarney Castle, danced…

Amos Tuck is a self-proclaimed fish fanatic with a passion for natural resource conservation. As a student in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, he has been involved in several outreach programs designed to educate the public about…

Rebecca Parker came to UGA for two reasons: the kinesiology department and the CURO program. While here, she has combined her experiences in the two into a very successful undergraduate career. She and a fellow student even created a compression…

The opportunity to receive an exceptional education brought Andrew Pinson to the University of Georgia, first as an undergraduate and now as law student. His work has been published in the Georgia Law Review, where he serves as executive articles…

In between shaving her head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for children’s cancer research and creating pottery, Sarah Collins is helping to redesign and promote the UGA Coastal Gardens and Historic Bamboo Farm.  She has won several environmental stewardship awards…

Mimi Ensley says she’s never had a dull moment at UGA. The Honors student is pursing a double major in English and magazines, and is an editor at The Red and Black. She’s had the opportunity to conduct academic research…

To say that Justin Oguni is interested in reptiles and amphibians (aka herps) would definitely be an understatement.  When he is not busy studying veterinary medicine, he spends much of his time looking for and photographing them. A couple of…

C. Blake McDaniel is interested in the intersection of law and business, and he’s taking advantage of the educational opportunities in both fields at UGA. He is seeking a juris doctor degree from the School of Law and a master…

As a campus minister with the Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Nathan Byrd is in constant contact with undergraduate students, either through counseling or working with them on ministry projects. Some of his students even talked him into riding his bike 300…