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Senior Lizzy Nephew has used her experiences as a public relations major in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to raise awareness of homelessness, stage a benefit concert for the Girls’ Rock non-profit and plan popular campus events such as Dawgs After Dark, Homecoming Week and concerts. She still manages to find time to attend plays, art shows and, of course, UGA football games. After graduation, she plans to use her public relations education on programs focused on…
Shelby Jones found her passion for literature and the written word at UGA and has put it to work through the CURO program, where she studied the validity of the English major. She participated in the Oxford study abroad program and was inspired by Virginia Woolf’s life and work. After graduation, she will pursue a master’s degree in English teaching and hopes to travel and teach abroad.
Senior Erica Holland didn’t waste any time before exploring her opportunities for research and student activities at UGA. She has participated in a study on the use of Facebook by political candidates, is involved in the university’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, has worked with a student-run PR agency and has studied abroad and worked in Argentina. After graduation, she plans to work in South America in a job that allows her to strengthen her Spanish…
Ecology major Brian Wesley Watts came to UGA for its research opportunities and has not been disappointed. Through the CURO program, he co-authored a soil ecology study that will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. He has traveled to South Korea—alone—to conduct research on a high-school organic farm, and the experience has heightened his interest in environmental education.
Graduate student Teneema Kuriakose came to the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine looking for first-hand experience in the fight against zoonotic diseases, which are those that transmit from animals to humans. In her time here, she helped develop a new and rapid diagnostic test for avian influenza, the dreaded “bird flu” that has made international headlines. Her next goal is to pursue a doctorate and a career in biomedical research.
Graduate student Tae Hyun Baek came to the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for an opportunity to work with faculty in the department of advertising and public relations who make it one of the nation’s best in terms of research productivity. Baek himself has authored six published research articles in his time here and has won a prestigious and highly competitive award from the American Academy of Advertising. After graduation, he plans to pursue an academic career devoted…