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Amazing Students

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…

Ph.D. student Raymond Swetenberg enjoys sharing science with others and is passionate about his transformative biological research using stem cells to understand more about spinal cords.

Ph.D. student Lenie George taught for six years before coming to UGA to pursue his doctorate. As an Archway Partnership graduate assistant, he gets to offer professional development on how to integrate technology within the classroom in meaningful ways.

Diego Barcellos came to UGA on a special Brazilian scholarship as an undergraduate, returned for his master’s degree and is now working on his Ph.D. Along the way, he has built an impressive record of scholarship.

Ph.D. student Tara Crawford, who has been honored for her service work along with her academic talent, plans to work at the interface of wildlife ecology, natural resource management and community development.

Madison Jones has found that she can combine rigorous academics with service to the community at UGA, and considering she has been a Bulldog fan her whole life, her college choice was a pretty easy one.

Corrie Jackson, a junior majoring in biological sciences and psychology, has “pushed the limits” of everything she could get involved with as a student, from recruitment to mentoring to study abroad. The future pediatric surgeon says those activities have helped…

Mugdha Joshi, a senior majoring in biology and anthropology, has been able to thrive as a scholar, leader and musician at UGA, with plenty of activities, travel and honors to show for it. Next stop: Harvard Medical School.

Marjorie Butler was a star on the UGA women’s basketball team, but her work in the classroom has been just as spectacular. This month, she’s receiving her second bachelor’s degree and has been accepted at nine medical schools.