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Chad Burke

Chad Burke

M.B.A. student Chad Burke has seen the world, but he was not on a study abroad—not the kind most UGA students take. Burke is a 15 year veteran of the U.S. Navy and has “done hundreds of millions of dollars of business” in more than a dozen countries on four continents. He has been stationed all over the country including Hawaii, Connecticut, Virginia, Georgia (twice), Florida, and Maryland. He even volunteered for a tour of duty in Iraq. Now, while…

Hope Carrell

Hope Carrell

For Hope Carrell, baton twirling was not just a passing phase of girlhood. She has been competing in baton twirling since age three, and today she is the feature twirler in UGA’s Redcoat Marching Band. In July 2005, she competed at the National Baton Twirling Championships held at Notre Dame University.  She captured her nineteenth national title, winning the national Two Baton Championship.  This qualified her to represent the U.S.A. at the World Championships, which is held every three years…

Jayanthi Narain

Jayanthi Narain

Studying and working abroad is not new for Jayanthi Narain. Through her Foundation Fellowship, UGA’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship, she has traveled to New Zealand, South Korea and the Galapagos Islands. In the summer of 2006, she was involved in an HIV/AIDS education program set up in primary and secondary schools in Malawi, a country in southeastern Africa. Last December, Narain visited Cambodia as an intern for Heritage Watch, a non-profit organization devoted to preserving Cambodia’s cultural legacy. In Cairo,…

Brooks Andrews

Brooks Andrews

Brooks Andrews knows economics. Not only has he already lined up a job with a top investment banking firm on Wall Street, but he was able to maximize his time at UGA by completing two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in four years. He has been named as a National Merit Scholar, a President’s Scholar, and a Leonard Leadership Scholar, and he is the recipient of UGA’s most prestigious scholarship, a Foundation Fellowship. He has traveled around the world…

Julia Beatrice

Julianna Reed

M.B.A. student JB Reed is a champion for the less fortunate. For more than five years, she practiced law with a legal aid organization in Jacksonville, Fla. Her clients were primarily low-income women of color and elderly and disabled persons. Then she spent a year teaching business law to graduate and undergraduate business students at the University of North Florida. The next 4 years were devoted to working with non-profit agencies that provided medical and social services to AIDS/HIV clients.…

Ben Cobb

Ben Cobb

Ben Cobb’s penchant for travel started before he even came to UGA. After he graduated from high school, he headed out west for the ski season while his friends departed for college. His adventures led him to Washington, Wyoming, Argentina and Costa Rica. His most unique experience until then was climbing Cerro Aconcagua in the Central Andes of Argentina when he was 18 years old. Then he came to UGA and was awarded a Mid-Term Foundation Fellowship. Since then, he…