Abbe Van Gorder “trusted that UGA would provide opportunities that no other college would be able to offer,” and she’s made the most of it by pursuing a double major, taking on a role as a student ambassador, volunteering in the local school district and earning scholarships.
From her science work with elementary and middle school students to volunteering at Mercy Health Center, Elizabeth Melvin has made the most of her time on campus and calls attending UGA “the smartest decision I have ever made.”
From studying in an empty classroom in the math building to mentoring middle school students to standing on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Honors student Derek Ponticelli has taken full advantage of the “incredible” opportunities he’s encountered as a UGA…
Smitha Ganeshan, a junior Honors student in anthropology and a future doctor, is taking her education beyond the boundaries of campus to volunteer for health care causes in the community and even around the world.
Samantha Meyer, a senior majoring in public relations and women’s studies, keeps herself busy in a handful of student organizations, loves traveling and enjoys the “traditional” college experience that UGA offers.
Ph.D. student Alicia Corts has “lived a life of adventures,” and when she graduates from UGA, she wants to teach and pass on a passion for “not settling for the places in life that are simply mediocre.”
LaTrena Stokes is a recipient of the Women of UGA Scholarship from the Jeannette Rankin Foundation who believes in “divine opportunities” and encourages others to keep moving forward in their lives.