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Melina Baetti

Melina Baetti

Senior Melina Baetti is the president of the Hispanic Student Association. Under her leadership membership representation has grown to more than 15 countries. The group has co-sponsored events with the Institute for Women’s Studies, the Black Affairs Council and the UGA Alumni Association during Baetti’s term. Off-campus, she has been involved in community service, serving as translator for the doctors and patients at Mercy Health Center, a nonprofit health clinic in Athens; serving as a translator for parent-teacher conferences for…

Cory Gresham

Cory Gresham

His may not be a household name, but one day graduate student Cory Gresham’s work may benefit all of humankind. Gresham is one of the first two students admitted to the Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program (D.V.M./Ph.D.) at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He works in the area of Comparative Medicine, with specific emphasis on developing and applying aquatic animal models relevant to human disease. For his undergraduate work, Gresham was a double-major Honors student at UGA, and he just…

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,…