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Christian Olmsted

Christian Olmsted

Senior Christian Olmstead has made a career as an electrician, but when an accident left him disabled he started thinking differently about the ways he could use his skills to help others. He endured more than two dozen surgeries and finally completed his associate’s degree at Athens Technical College. While there, one of his professors suggested that he consider a career in education. Fortunately for Christian, one of the best colleges of education in the country is at the University…

Meg Shepard

Meg Shepard

Graduate student Meg Shepard has found her niche. She finished her bachelor’s degree at the Terry College of Business, and decided to continue her education by pursuing a master’s degree in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She became involved with the Peer Financial Counseling program, a UGA organization that provides education to help students become more knowledgeable about topics like budgeting, credit, debt, student loans, credit reports and investing. Last year, the organization gave 38 presentations to 2,384…

Alyssa Anderson

Alyssa Anderson

Senior Alyssa Anderson did not know she was going to become a medical doctor until she got to UGA. After she began volunteering as the check-in coordinator at Mercy Health Center, a local health clinic for people without medical insurance, she realized her calling in life. She is an Honors student who has traveled and studied in South America, and she even secured a backstage pass to Cirque du Soleil in Buenos Aires by doing a good deed for a…

Akin Adebowale

Akin Adebowale

Akin Adebowale is destined for greatness. Whenever he has the opportunity to do something creative, he takes it. He works with Bryan Calhoun, who manages numerous music artists and other creative ventures. Recently, Adebowale managed the online distribution and art for a work that broke an iTunes Music Store all-time record. He has been involved with UGA’s African Student Union for more than three years in numerous capacities, and he co-produced the highest-grossing ASU event in UGA history. During his…

Hannah Lipps

Hannah Lipps

Junior Hannah Lipps plans to make a life helping others. Among other activities, she has been involved with UGA HEROs, a student philanthropic organization dedicated to helping children affected by HIV/AIDS. She says that if she knew she would not fail, she would find a cure for multiple sclerosis. Today, she is already helping people overcome obstacles through physical movement as an instructor for UGA’s Challenge Course and as a life guard at the Ramsey Student Center. Lipps plans to…

Lucas Llanso Puente

Lucas Puente

Senior Honors student Lucas Llanso Puente has a bright future. He has published research about American trade with Nicaragua, and he has worked as an intern at the U.S. embassy in Nicaragua. He is on UGA’s model United Nations team and he holds leadership positions with the Roosevelt Institution, a student-run think tank. He worked in Washington, D.C. for Barack Obama and worked with the finance team at the North Carolina State Ports Authority on an activity based costing project…