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Amazing Students

Pre-veterinary medicine student Samantha Warner and her yellow-vested four-legged companions are easily identifiable on campus and in the community. Beyond her academic activities and successes, Samantha is an area coordinator and trainer for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. She…

“A Cadillac brought me to UGA, but the people kept me here,” says New York native Dana TeCroney. While on a road trip home from visiting a friend in Miami, TeCroney stopped by UGA to check out the top ranked…

Adam Molnar’s passion is helping people understand statistics. Molnar, who has traveled all over the world promoting statistical literacy, is pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics education. 

Brian Chernoff has studied in Australia, lived in Guatemala and volunteered in Mexico and New Orleans. Now, 12 years after finishing his undergraduate work, he has returned to the classroom for “...more formal training and education for a career solving…

As a graduate research assistant in the College of Education, Susan Bleyle is pursuing her passion to be a researcher and teacher educator in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Cara Murray is an adventurer. When she’s not in class, Cara has been to the foothills of the Andes, the city and plains of Argentina and the tropics of Costa Rica thanks to various UGA international education and public service…

A commitment to interdisciplinary study defines Lian Peters.  From studying “Hamlet to selections from Helkiah Crooke’s Microcosmographia (a 1615 medical textbook) to modern research on visual perception,” Lian has intricately and thoroughly explored the many diverse opportunities at UGA.

A UGA geography of human rights class prompted Lauren Anderson to critically consider U.S. foreign policy and the international politics of human rights. So, this senior from Macon is focusing her studies, research and career aspirations in international affairs, with…

Uzma Chowdhury plans to earn two bachelor’s degrees, one master’s degree and three minors when she graduates from UGA in spring 2014. In the meantime, she’s making a difference working in the university’s Fanning Institute on migrant education youth programs,…

“Most mathematicians never consider fieldwork, and most scientists in the field would rather be run over by a truck than use math as a conservation tool,” says Theresa Stratmann. She is proving that merging two fields is a winning concept…

Kamilah Gray has high hopes of being a chief marketing officer of a major film studio or television network one day.  In the meantime, this soon to be graduate, majoring in marketing and minoring in Chinese, is proud to be…

Danielle Sobol will graduate with Highest Honors during UGA’s spring Commencement ceremony in May. The Ball Ground native attributes her scholastic success to the opportunities UGA has provided her, including a teaching assistantship in the chemistry department, international education and…

A passion for advocacy, travel and learning about other cultures has given Laurie McGowan a sense of purpose for her life following graduation from UGA in May.  And the Columbus native credits all the different experiences she had at UGA…

Even though graduation isn’t until May, Robert Culp already has secured employment with Credit Suisse - Investment Banking Division in New York starting in July.  Until then, he plans to enhance the passion for travel he developed when he became…

Matthew Lustig is as diverse as the university he attends.  From his studies in biology, to his commitment in UGA’s Army ROTC program and the Georgia Army National Guard, to his service with a homeless service agency and health clinic,…

Shayna Pollock’s highlight while at UGA has been her experiences with the Roosevelt Institute, a student run think tank on campus.  Currently serving as executive director of the institute, Shayna has learned the value of research and policy, which led…