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Billy Yarbrough

Billy Yarbrough

Billy Yarbrough is working to help make a difference to African-American youth. He volunteers at AIDS Athens by running support groups for clients. He also serves as a practicum counselor in the department of counseling and human development services at UGA. He works with Deryl Bailey in the Empowered Youth Program and Project: Gentlemen On The Move in the College of Education. Yarbrough’s academic research and writing is about identity construction among African-American males as well as cultural socialization as…

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…

Mareasa Fortunato

Mareasa Fortunato

Mareasa Forunato is going places. She is the president of the Honors Program Student Council and is an Honors Interdisciplinary major in Rhetoric and the Law. She has done an Honors internship in Washington and study abroad in Spain. Most recently, she was one of UGA’s four nominees for the Truman Scholarship. She has received the Rotary Scholarship which grants her a year of academic study anywhere in the world. She will be studying in Seville, Spain for the 2007-2008…

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,…

Melinda Murray

Melinda Murray

Melinda Murray is on track to become an outstanding food scientist. For two years, she worked at the UGA campus in Griffin at the Center for Food Safety. It wasn’t long before she developed an independent research project focused on evaluating gaseous chlorine dioxide and other sanitizers for their efficacy in killing three foodborne pathogenic bacteria on fresh and fresh-cut produce. She wrote a detailed report that was merged with results from a companion project to prepare a manuscript that…

Desiree Aranda

Desire Smith

Desiree Aranda Smith wants to start a revolution. Focused on the rights of minorities and women, Aranda Smith has founded the group Students for Latino/a Empowerment and helped organize a group to march for women’s reproductive rights in Washington, D.C. She has conducted research in Mexico through a National Science Foundation-funded program, and she also received a summer research fellowship from UGA’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities for a project titled “Projecting a Positive Educational Experience for Latino/as in Georgia.”…