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Amazing Students

Carter Galbraith, a senior biology and psychology major who will be heading to medical school in the fall, has been involved in several student organizations, is an Honors Program teaching assistant and has traveled abroad for three summers to volunteer…

Chelsea Welch, a master’s degree student in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, plans to use her UGA education as a Peace Corps volunteer and would like to help train the next generation of conservation scientists.

Arnab Banerji, a Ph.D. student in theater and performance studies, has received a handful of campus awards and been involved in several international student events. With the support he has received from his professors, he’s well on the way to…

Madison Lamar believes in a healthy way of life.  From serving as a personal trainer at the Ramsey Student Center, to working on public health issues with UGA’s Archway Partnership, to researching with a gerontologist in the department of child…

From her science work with elementary and middle school students to volunteering at Mercy Health Center, Elizabeth Melvin has made the most of her time on campus and calls attending UGA “the smartest decision I have ever made.”

From studying in an empty classroom in the math building to mentoring middle school students to standing on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Honors student Derek Ponticelli has taken full advantage of the “incredible” opportunities he’s encountered as a UGA…

Smitha Ganeshan, a junior Honors student in anthropology and a future doctor, is taking her education beyond the boundaries of campus to volunteer for health care causes in the community and even around the world.

Samantha Meyer, a senior majoring in public relations and women’s studies, keeps herself busy in a handful of student organizations, loves traveling and enjoys the “traditional” college experience that UGA offers. 

Ph.D. student Alicia Corts has “lived a life of adventures,” and when she graduates from UGA, she wants to teach and pass on a passion for “not settling for the places in life that are simply mediocre.”

LaTrena Stokes is a recipient of the Women of UGA Scholarship from the Jeannette Rankin Foundation who believes in “divine opportunities” and encourages others to keep moving forward in their lives.

Senior theater major Will Murdock from Arlington, Ga., wants to “tell stories” after he graduates, and his time at UGA has given him plenty of fodder to pursue his dreams.

Michelle Kim, a senior education major from South Korea, is using her personal experiences in the classroom to become the inspiring educator she aspires to become, accepting and valuing students for who they are.

Kristyl Tift is a performer and an academic, and the Ph.D. student from Hinesville, Ga., finds that she is able to successfully merge those disciplines at UGA.