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Carolyn Crist

Carolyn Crist

Junior Carolyn Crist has a passion for journalism, and she plans to go pro. She has worked at UGA’s student-run independent daily newspaper, The Red & Black, ever since she was a freshman. Her roles have included editor-in-chief, associate news editor, crime reporter and student government reporter. Additionally, she has worked for the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, headquartered at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Most days, she wakes up early for classes and then goes to work…

Mark Bullard

Mark Bullard

Fifth-year landscape architecture student Mark Bullard is a leader, and he feels much gratitude for his time at UGA. As a participant at LeaderShape 2007, he realized that every great leader needs great followers to be successful, and he has demonstrated his desire to help others through his work for ugaMIRACLE, a campus philanthropy where he serves as the internal director, and as a student of the School of Environmental Design. As part of his coursework in fall 2007 and…

Susan Guo

Susan Guo

Senior Susan Guo has found numerous opportunities at UGA. She is in J.M. Tull School of Accounting’s five-year M.Acc., which allows her to finish her B.B.A. in accounting and simultaneously work on her Master of Accountancy. Through the Leonard Leadership Scholars Program, Susan is working with five fellow Leonard Scholars in providing business consulting services to the East Athens Development Corporation.  She received a $5,000 Financial Services Roundtable Scholarship in Honor of James H. Blanchard for the 2008-2009 year. The…

Drew Brannon

Drew Brannon

Drew Brannon helps athletes perform. A former student athlete, he’s not the kind of coach you’d find on the sidelines. A lot of his work is done before players hit the field…or track…or court. Brannon is a doctoral student in counseling psychology, and he works with UGA student athletes to help them maximize their potential. Working with the UGA Athletic Association, he has counseled student athletes through struggles ranging from anxiety and depression to sport-specific issues. His doctoral research is…

Katie Flanigan

Katie Flanigan

Senior Katie Flanigan thought she had her college career planned. She has always been interested in communications and knew the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication had a great reputation. With the HOPE scholarship, UGA seemed like a deal she couldn’t pass up. Like many students, she decided to study abroad, and she was excited to be accepted to the United Kingdom study abroad program for the summer of 2005. Then the London terrorist bombings happened the day before…

Marlee Waxelbaum

Marlee Waxelbaum

Senior Marlee Waxelbaum has made her way around UGA. She was first introduced to the university as a high school student participating in the Model United Nations Conference. Accepted as a Foundation Fellow, she decided to study international affairs and print journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and she was an inaugural McGill Fellow. She continued with her involvement in the Model United Nations Program and now helps host the conference for high school students. Along…