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Amazing Students

Senior Santrice Jones had narrowed her college choices from four to two: UGA and Tennessee. What sealed the deal for her was the chance to spend the weekend as a UGA student. She participated in a program called GA DAZE,…

While undergraduate Keri Epps has worked in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine for the past two years, she has also been able to participate in the Honors Program and maintain grades placing her in the 95th percentile in her…

Senior Christian Olmstead has made a career as an electrician, but when an accident left him disabled he started thinking differently about the ways he could use his skills to help others. He endured more than two dozen surgeries and…

Graduate student Meg Shepard has found her niche. She finished her bachelor’s degree at the Terry College of Business, and decided to continue her education by pursuing a master’s degree in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She became…

Senior Alyssa Anderson did not know she was going to become a medical doctor until she got to UGA. After she began volunteering as the check-in coordinator at Mercy Health Center, a local health clinic for people without medical insurance,…

Akin Adebowale is destined for greatness. Whenever he has the opportunity to do something creative, he takes it. He works with Bryan Calhoun, who manages numerous music artists and other creative ventures. Recently, Adebowale managed the online distribution and art…

Junior Hannah Lipps plans to make a life helping others. Among other activities, she has been involved with UGA HEROs, a student philanthropic organization dedicated to helping children affected by HIV/AIDS. She says that if she knew she would not…

Senior Honors student Lucas Llanso Puente has a bright future. He has published research about American trade with Nicaragua, and he has worked as an intern at the U.S. embassy in Nicaragua. He is on UGA’s model United Nations team…

Senior Alfred Richardson knows the importance of leadership and has used UGA’s many resources, opportunities and student organizations to help enhance his college career. He began freshmen year with involvement in the Freshmen Forum, the Outreach Committee of the Student…