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Amazing Students

Lauren Cameron’s passion for water conservation is second only to his unwavering commitment to family responsibilities.  With little free time, Lauren has managed to be on the dean’s list in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, while working…

One day, Lauren Willis hopes to be more than a student at UGA. Working towards her doctorate in pharmacy with plans to graduate in spring, 2014, Lauren says,  “If I could design my perfect job, it would entail working as…

Steven Yi wants to end the pain, suffering and loss associated with cancer by finding a cure. After losing both parents to cancer, he is studying to be a medical oncologist, but he takes time to help others along the…

Senior Shari McIntosh has found her voice. She says the University of Georgia has been the catalyst for her to fulfill her “personal mantra of being able to lead, serve, impact and grow.”

The theater stage is the primary collegiate focus for Edward McCreary, but he has found that the combination of academics and atmosphere makes UGA a special place for students.

To say Ellie Sharp, a senior premed student, has made the most of her time at UGA would be an understatement. But between all of her activities, she has kept her eye on her goal of medical school and then…

With aspiration to own his own farm one day, David Gianino “...places a very high value on locally grown produce and sustainable farming practices. It is the only thing that will really help to change the current food system in…

Though she’s an assistant vice chancellor for the board of regents, Tina Woodard is also a student, taking advantage of opportunities at UGA’s Gwinnett campus to further her career and education while maintaining her advocacy for youth.

Art is her passion, but Eva Berlin’s actions go beyond the museum walls—everything from “making waves about an important issue” to her deep desire to help people. She says UGA provides her with the opportunities needed to make an impact…

“Involvement in student organizations has definitely been the highlight of my time at UGA,” says Amy Wong, an environmental health sciences major from Lilburn. From Campus Kitchen to Students for Environmental Action, Amy is making the most of the public…

Waring “Buck” Trible is a self-proclaimed lover, of all things, fire ants. He credits UGA, the Odum School of Ecology and the entomology department for “enabling my habit” of studying the misunderstood insect. “My dream of becoming a scientist may…

ValaRae Partee finds value in conducting research and community service projects that help children. Her ultimate goal is to develop a process by which living organisms are used to clean the air. Given unlimited resources, the environmental engineering junior from…

Hillary Liken, who grew up in Athens, has found a wealth of opportunity at UGA. The pre-med student has studied abroad, worked in the exercise vascular biology lab and with the legal affairs office, and volunteered with the Mercy Health…

While Felicia Harris’s four-year-old son was off to preschool in mid-August, Felicia was off to school, too. She began her doctoral program in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she earned a master’s degree in health and…

Orry Young is an emerging leader, thanks to the experiences he has had in the Army ROTC program and at UGA. As the current student commander of the Bulldog Battalion, UGA’s Army ROTC unit, Orry has been the recipient of…

Anna McIntyre defines the word “ambition.”  From leadership positions in various UGA organizations and honors societies to work experiences on campus and related university internships, this Ball Ground native has plans to one day be a government relations representative for…