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Yannick Morgan

Morgan Yannick

Yannick Morgan has a palpable passion for life. He was born in England and immigrated to the U.S. after living in Saudi Arabia for eight years.  He is a citizen of Sierra Leone since his parents are citizens of that country. After facing near-deportation last year, he has maintained his dedication to studies as an international affairs major and his firm leadership as the music director of The Accidentals, the male a cappella singing group on campus. At one point,…

Liz Hebbard

Liz Hebbard

Liz Hebbard is a rare combination of someone who is both artistically and intellectually gifted. She is a triple major in German, French and music performance who also performs Mahler with the university orchestra, carries a 3.98 GPA , swims, plays soccer, and has performed with the Redcoat Marching Band.Last summer, she went with the band to China, played in an orchestra in South Carolina, and taught at several music camps. She has auditioned for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Hebbard…

Kurinji Pandiyan

Kurinji Pandiyan

Kurinji Pandiyan left a closely-knit extended family in India to study in the United States. The “intellectual curiosity” in the U.S. appealed to her after growing up in a country that sometimes places a lower premium on research than business. Her impressive undergraduate research earned her a highly competitive internship last summer. Pandiyan was one of only 36 interns, out of 1,300 applicants, working at NYU’s Medical Institute in Manhattan. Her life outside the classroom is as filled as her…

Alicia Higginbotham

Alicia Higginbotham

Alicia Higginbotham is an undergraduate researcher with initiative. After completing a paper in Thomas Cerbu’s comparative literature class last year on British poet, writer and actor Christopher Logue who has been translating the Iliad since 1959, Cerbu encouraged Higginbotham to apply for a CURO summer fellowship this past summer. The fellowship allowed Higginbotham to continue her studies on Logue’s work which includes unusual translations since he has no knowledge of the Greek language and includes references to current events. After…

Brandon Holton

Brandon Holton

Senior Brandon Holton wants to change the way we think about finance. He will graduate this semester with a double major in Mathematics and Financial Engineering. He created the Financial Engineering major through the Honors Interdisciplinary Studies program. With this degree, he hopes to bridge the gap between mathematics and finance. Brandon is also an avid squash and badminton player, and he has worked to help raise awareness about the plight of the homeless. He was the 2003 recipient of…

Shannon Parfitt

Shannon Parfitt

Vet student Shannon Parfitt will go wherever it takes to get the best UGA education she can. As an undergraduate, she participated in the UGA at Oxford program, which allowed her to pursue her degree without being too far from her parents who lived in the United Kingdom at the time. After she graduated and began studying at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, she worked with exotic animals at a zoo in Brazil. She enjoyed it so much that last…