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Kelly Proctor

Kelly Proctor

For the past three years at UGA, Kelly Proctor has been working toward her goal of becoming a foreign media correspondent in Asia. She completed an internship with a manufacturing company in Shanghai last year, and she received a scholarship from the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism to work in Washington, D.C. this year. As a result, she is an intern with Bloomberg News, a global financial news organization this semester. She plans to graduate next fall with an…

Mahlet Endale

Mahlet Endale

Mahlet Endale has lived on 3 continents in her 25 years. She was born in Africa, moved to Europe, and finally landed in North America, so she has an interesting perspective as someone who provides mental health care to refugees and other displaced people. In the past year and a half, she has been to Australia and Sri Lanka, where she provided care for tsunami victims. She says these experiences have given her an appreciation for the different ways people…

Trout, Jenny

Jenny Trout

Senior Jenny Trout takes her work as an advocate for cancer patients seriously. Besides serving on numerous committees for her sorority, she also has participated in the UGA Dance Marathon which has raised more than $1.25 million for the Children’s Miracle Network since 1996. More recently, she has focused her efforts on UGA’s Relay for Life, a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, where she worked as the Executive Survivorship Chair to encourage participation from more cancer survivors than ever…

descenza, mary

Mary DeScenza

If there’s one thing Mary DeScenza can do, it is swim. In 2003, she was the NCAA champion in the 200 yard butterfly and she earned seven All-American certificates at the championships, the maximum possible. This year, she contributed to her team’s national championship and recently qualified to swim in this summer’s world championships in seven events. Next month, she will swim in the 100-meter freestyle, the 50-, 100- and 200-meter butterfly events, the U.S. medley relay, the 400 freestyle…

Davis, Jim

Jimmy Davis

Doctoral student Jimmy Davis has worked to make UGA a better place for minority students. He wrote and received a grant from the American Psychological Association in the summer of 2003 to help develop a mentoring program for minority undergraduate psychology majors at UGA and has worked as an instructor/tutor for UGA’s Upward Bound Program. He is president of the minority graduate student program at UGA and has taught SAT prep sessions for high school students at both Clarke Central…

Rakesh Parekh

Rakesh Parekh

Law student Rakesh Parekh has lived his whole life in the United States. Last year when he was awarded a fellowship that took him to India, he learned a lot about being a foreigner. As a legal intern for the South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, he wrote a chapter for an Indian criminal procedure manual to be distributed to rural attorneys and activists who did not have access to traditional law libraries. He also did research about people who…