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Smalley, Logan

Logan Smalley

Transferring to UGA has made a big difference in the life of junior Logan Smalley—and several other people. After Logan attended the UGA Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad last year, he embarked upon a project that merges his interest in film with his studies in Special Education. He and UGA student Dylan Wilson are raising money to produce an independent documentary about their upcoming road trip with 15 year old Darius Weems, a local boy with myscular dystrophy. If they…

Paschal, Gehres

Gehres Paschal

Senior Gehres Paschal knows that the college experience encompasses a lot more than what she learns in the classroom. Her experiences at UGA range from research work in comparative literature to providing healthcare to the poorest parts of Nicaragua, an event that she says changed her life. She was a tutor at Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela, a small Hispanic Community in Athens, and she has built houses in Asheboro, North Carolina, through Volunteer UGA’s Alternative Spring Break. Additionally, she has…

Dortch, Corey

Corey Dortch

Graduate student Corey Dortch embodies leadership. He is finishing his second UGA degree this semester and has won numerous awards and honors including the Fred Brown Memorial Award for his work as chairperson of the Arch Society during his senior year as an undergraduate. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and of the Sphinx Club, which is the oldest honorary society at UGA. He is a member of the Blue Key Honor Society and was the…

Coolik, Ben

Ben Coolik

Graduate student Ben Coolik is no stranger to success. He is a collaborative artist in the field of performance who has worked in some of the country’s leading venues and conferences. His work crosses and often combines multiple disciplines including lighting design, music composition, interactive multi-media design and programming as well as performance. Ben is also an avid researcher and has recently been published at the R.E.M. Web site and in Lighting and Sound America magazine. His most recent collaborative…

Rose, Deondra

Deondra Rose

In January, Deondra Rose placed first among 28 contestants vying for the title of Miss UGA. During the competition, Rose played “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” on the violin. As a result, she won the talent portion of the pageant. She also won the interview portion of the pageant during which she discussed her platform: youth leadership development. Just before winning the Miss UGA title, Rose learned she has been accepted to the UGA School of Law. Ideally, she…

Cosma, Dessa

Dessa Cosma

Senior Dessa Cosma is a woman who lives with a purpose. A triple major, she is an Honors Student and a former UGA Honors in Washington participant.  She interned at the National Organization for Women, working in their headquarters in Washington, D.C. in Chapter Development. This month, she returned to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic to teach children math and English. She plays on a wheelchair basketball team in her free time and is planning to attend a UGA…