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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…

Rudy Weber

Rudy Weber

Rudy Weber is a businessman to the core. He is not afraid to take risks (he broke a rib jumping off a 10-meter platform on a dare); he values hard work (in the style of Herschel Walker); and he has a vision for the future (he wants to have his own business). He helped start and has been elected president of the Consulting Club at the Terry College of Business, and he was recently recognized by the Association for Corporate…

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…

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…

Briana Green

Briana Green

Senior Briana Green decided to attend UGA after discovering UGA offered the perfect major for her—publication management—a combination of both journalism and business. Receiving academic merit scholarships like the Charter Scholarship helped her to be able to attend UGA as an out-of-state student. She is preparing for a career in publishing by gaining plenty of real life experience. She has been a copy editor at The Red & Black student newspaper and has completed three internships, including one at Boston…

Jordan Stewart

Jordan Stewart

Graduate student Jordan Stewart is dedicated to helping others communicate better. She is a clinician in the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic where she works with a variety of clients ranging in age from infants to adults. She is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and also works as a teaching assistant in the ASL courses. Currently, she is co-president of Hear My Hands, the UGA ASL club, is the graduate student representative for the local chapter of the National…