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Amazing Students

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

After he completed his program of basic studies at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, Claudio Berther decided he wanted to study abroad. For one year, he and about 40 other students have joined the student body at UGA. Berther…

Veterinary student Kenya Crawford has traveled the world in preparation for her career as a veterinarian. She graduates in May and hopes to find a career combining her experience in clinical, regulatory and international aspects of veterinary medicine. As a…

White collar criminals beware. Sara Brabender is graduating this summer and will be looking for you! Brabender has been involved in the UGA Honors Program and numerous other student groups on campus related to business, information technology and criminal justice.…

Doctoral candidate Haibao Tang learned about UGA from another Chinese student who enrolled in the plant biology program a year ahead of him. After considering the caliber of the faculty in the Plant Biology Department and the weather in Athens,…