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Angela Zachman

Angela Zachman

Senior engineering student Angela Zachman has enjoyed her time at UGA. As a freshman, she had a music scholarship and was part of the Redcoat Marching Band. As a sophomore, she accompanied the band on a tour of China. She has studied abroad in Australia with UGA’s Studies Abroad in the South Pacific program, and she worked as an Honors Teaching Assistant. She works in the lab of engineering professor William Kisaalita testing the changes in morphology of neural progenitor…

Laurie Reyman

Laurie Reyman

Graduate student Laurie Reyman grew up in Zimbabwe and did not know anyone when she came to UGA. She chose the university primarily because it was in a warm and sunny climate and a city smaller than New York, where she had been living. Since then, she has adjusted well. She has been awarded a graduate assistantship and does civil rights research with Social Work Dean Maurice Daniels. With him, she is helping to produce a documentary on lawyer Donald…

Andrew M. Durso

Andrew Durso

If you want to know about slithering or slimy creatures, call senior ecology student Andrew Durso. He has helped teach classes in herpetology, population ecology and ichthyology in UGA’s Eugene Odum School of Ecology, which is the first and only stand-alone school of ecology in the world. Additionally, he has conducted research including the first population ecology study of diamondback terrapins in Georgia and data collection for a field guide to reptiles and amphibians in Ecuador. He has done award-winning…

Rebecca Frye

Rebecca Frye

A part-time Master’s of Social Work student at the University of Georgia Gwinnett campus, Frye returned to the classroom after working in the human resources field for 10 years. Her experiences with leadership training, diversity outreach and community involvement in the human resources field created a solid foundation for her new interest in a career in social work. As an MSW student, Frye’s main interest has been in developing new ways for the field of social work to be more…

Julie Velchoff Vargas

Julie Vargas

Julie Velchoff Vargas knows horses. From treating them as an emergency surgery technician in the large animal teaching hospital of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, to researching the anti-parasitic effect of feeding certain grasses, to riding them as part of the UGA Equestrian Team, Julie really knows horses. In addition to presenting an abstract in Washington D.C. for the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, Julie has traveled to outer Mongolia to train veterinarians. She worked as a student lab…

Tracy Bialis

Tracy Bialis

Tracy Catherine Bialis is an amazing student. She will graduate in May 2009 as a First Honor Graduate (summa cum laude with Highest Honors) with a major in psychology. In addition to excelling in the classroom, Tracy has been involved in several extracurricular activities. After her freshman year, Tracy took part in the UGA Study Abroad trip to New Zealand. The next summer, she traveled to Belize on a service learning trip where she worked in medical clinics in the…