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Amazing Students

Whitney Okie, a senior majoring in nutrition science, has been a FACS ambassador, Arch Society member and even started an anti-obesity organization for youths. And along the way, the future doctor fell in love with research.

When she graduates, future math teacher Rachel Seasholtz will remember “the moments that turned into cherished memories and the friends that have turned into family.” She’ll also receive two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree on the same day.

Rikerrious Geter, a senior in landscape architecture, knows all about hard work, and how that hard work can pay off. The recipient of several scholarships, he has truly become an ambassador for his chosen profession.

Brittany Whitlock came to UGA looking for a way to serve others in a meaningful way. And she soon found that she could make a big IMPACT. The future medical doctor’s focus is on the intersection of social justice and…

Taylor Lamb found out early in her college career about the importance of getting involved in extracurricular activities. The journalism and international affairs double major (and future lawyer) says her time at UGA will have a lasting impact on her…

In her short time at UGA, financial planning major Keturah Orji has done some amazing things both in the classroom and on the track and field team, and she has multiple scholar-athlete honors to show for it.

If you’ve watched a Georgia Bulldog football hype video over the last two years, you’ve seen the work of Frank Martin, a mass media arts major. His passion for UGA goes beyond Sanford Stadium: “Our beloved ‘G’ doesn’t just stand…

Nadia Gabriel, a pre-dental student majoring in biological sciences, has studied abroad, conducted research, volunteered in the community, performed music and even found time to raise a puppy for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind.

Rahul Shah, a junior majoring in economics and biology, has been involved in research since he started at UGA, volunteers at a local hospital, is president of World Ambassadors and is an IMPACT leader. The future doctor plans a career…

Avia Meadows, a senior majoring in public relations, has led a team to produce a national conference, interned at major corporations and still has time to produce a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog.

Ever since Jackson Garner, who will graduate in May with two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree, stepped foot on campus, he’s been involved in numerous activities, from conducting research to working in the halls of Congress. The future lawyer…

Miller Singleton has traveled to distant countries to begin her trek as a physician “so that I can have the capacity to serve others through medicine.” But her greatest experience has been right here on campus working with UGA Miracle.…

Kace Crawford, who is earning his Bachelor of Social Work, has worked hard to pay his way through school but managed to find ways to turn all of his trials into an adventure.

As an Army ROTC cadet and Honors student, Charles Turnbow’s time at UGA, which he finds “alive in every meaning of the word,” has been filled with activity, and he’s taken advantage of every minute of it.

Senior Kevin Pfeiffer is a busy young man, juggling a handful of jobs while pursuing his passion of landscape architecture and working toward a career that is fast paced, challenging and inspiring.

Hannah Galloway, a senior majoring in biology, is passionate about children and volunteers her time to mentor them, which is fitting, considering she plans on becoming a pediatrician.