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Emily Grace Thomsen

Emily Thomsen

Senior Emily Grace Thomsen is a go-getter. She is finishing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years, and has made Dean’s List and been a Presidential Scholar. She has held leadership positions in Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and ugaMiracle, where she led projects to help both elderly and children in Georgia. She has also participated in Alternative Spring Break doing Hurricane Katrina relief work. As a child, she was treated at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and after graduation, she hopes…

Rebecca Frye

Rebecca Frye

A part-time Master’s of Social Work student at the University of Georgia Gwinnett campus, Frye returned to the classroom after working in the human resources field for 10 years. Her experiences with leadership training, diversity outreach and community involvement in the human resources field created a solid foundation for her new interest in a career in social work. As an MSW student, Frye’s main interest has been in developing new ways for the field of social work to be more…

Laurie Reyman

Laurie Reyman

Graduate student Laurie Reyman grew up in Zimbabwe and did not know anyone when she came to UGA. She chose the university primarily because it was in a warm and sunny climate and a city smaller than New York, where she had been living. Since then, she has adjusted well. She has been awarded a graduate assistantship and does civil rights research with Social Work Dean Maurice Daniels. With him, she is helping to produce a documentary on lawyer Donald…

Alyssa Larsen

Alyssa Larsen

When Alyssa Larsen received her bachelor’s degree, she realized the quality of a University of Georgia education was top-rate. Like many students, she graduated and got a job. She got married and moved to suburban Atlanta. When it was time for graduate school, she wanted to go to UGA, and the part-time master of social work degree program at UGA’s Gwinnett campus fit her needs perfectly. She is completing her degree while she works full-time. Meanwhile, Larsen and her husband…

Sarah and Joanne Quinn

Joanne Quinn

Joanne is receiving her master of social work degree from the School of Social Work; together with her daughter, mentioned separately, the Quinns prove UGA can be a family affair.

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Megan Gallagher

From being a member of the Redcoat Marching Band to serving on University Council to immersing herself in research, Megan Gallagher, a senior in social work, says her time at UGA “has been an incredible experience in every way.”