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Mai-Lise Nguyen

Mai-Lise Nguyen

Communities like the Honors Program and the Institute for Leadership Advancement’s Leonard Leadership Scholars Program have cultivated Mai-Lise Nguyen’s intellectual curiosity, provided valuable experiences, and offered meaningful mentoring relationships, she says. She has used these experiences to prepare herself for internships in some of America’s leading companies including the New York office of Burson-Marsteller, an international public relations firm , where she helped write and launch a new magazine; The Home Depot headquarters, where she designed and wrote its corporate…

Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker

Although graduate student Chris Tucker was born without a major part of his heart, he lets nothing get in his way. His voice and frame are weak, but as a Student Ambassador with the Center for International Trade and Security he has given presentations to local high schools on national security issues and has won rave reviews. He graduated last fall and has continued his education at UGA with the pursuit of a master’s degree. After graduation, he wants a…

Rory T. Powell

Rory Powell

You might have seen Rory Powell playing his trumpet before. During the first few weeks of school in his freshman year, Powell was selected as the Battle Hymn trumpet soloist for the Redcoat Band. Now he plays with the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous other solo and ensemble performances. In fact, he says he has played in more solo recitals and concerts on campus than he can count! He is on the Dean’s List and is…

Mallory Grebel

Mallory Grebel

Since coming to UGA, Mallory Grebel has found many opportunities for service and leadership. During last year, she was the Vice President of the Student Government Association, and in this role she led the statewide student campaign against budget cuts to the University System of Georgia. She helped circulate a petition to show state lawmakers that a mid-year tuition hike was not a good idea. She also recently served as a co-emcee for the kick-off for the Archway to Excellence…

Fernando J. Torres-Vélez

Fernando Torres-Vélez

Fernando J. Torres-Vélez came to the College of Veterinary Medicine in the summer of 2002 as an anatomic pathology resident after completing a fellowship in Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Since his arrival to UGA, he has been actively involved in research, teaching, and the International Activities program. For his outstanding performance in these areas, he was inducted into the Phi Zeta veterinary honor society after his first year of residency.…

Hariqbal Basi

Hariqbal Basi

Hariqbal Basi leaves no stone unturned. A triple major, he has won numerous honors and awards including a Charter Scholarship, awarded to the top five percent of incoming University of Georgia students, the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, the Governor’s Scholarship, and Superintendent Scholarship. He has also been a Presidential Scholar and made Dean’s List, every semester. If that’s not amazing enough, he won first place in solo dance at the 2004 National Bollywood Talent Competition (Bollywood is India’s Film industry)…