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Amazing Students

“Involvement in student organizations has definitely been the highlight of my time at UGA,” says Amy Wong, an environmental health sciences major from Lilburn. From Campus Kitchen to Students for Environmental Action, Amy is making the most of the public…

Waring “Buck” Trible is a self-proclaimed lover, of all things, fire ants. He credits UGA, the Odum School of Ecology and the entomology department for “enabling my habit” of studying the misunderstood insect. “My dream of becoming a scientist may…

ValaRae Partee finds value in conducting research and community service projects that help children. Her ultimate goal is to develop a process by which living organisms are used to clean the air. Given unlimited resources, the environmental engineering junior from…

Hillary Liken, who grew up in Athens, has found a wealth of opportunity at UGA. The pre-med student has studied abroad, worked in the exercise vascular biology lab and with the legal affairs office, and volunteered with the Mercy Health…

While Felicia Harris’s four-year-old son was off to preschool in mid-August, Felicia was off to school, too. She began her doctoral program in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she earned a master’s degree in health and…

Orry Young is an emerging leader, thanks to the experiences he has had in the Army ROTC program and at UGA. As the current student commander of the Bulldog Battalion, UGA’s Army ROTC unit, Orry has been the recipient of…

Anna McIntyre defines the word “ambition.”  From leadership positions in various UGA organizations and honors societies to work experiences on campus and related university internships, this Ball Ground native has plans to one day be a government relations representative for…

Pre-veterinary medicine student Samantha Warner and her yellow-vested four-legged companions are easily identifiable on campus and in the community. Beyond her academic activities and successes, Samantha is an area coordinator and trainer for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. She…

“A Cadillac brought me to UGA, but the people kept me here,” says New York native Dana TeCroney. While on a road trip home from visiting a friend in Miami, TeCroney stopped by UGA to check out the top ranked…