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Amazing Students

Josh Zaffos wants to be a doctor, and his job is giving him a taste of his future. During spring break last year, he worked with the Georgia Eye Bank in Atlanta, and he became fascinated with exactly how valuable…

Dedicated to making a difference, Ali Spizman is a national volunteer teen ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. Since she was young, Spizman’s goal has been to spread kindness and make a difference while encouraging others to do the…

It wasn’t so much that senior Niaz Bakhtyar found food science. It was more like food science found him. Bakhtyar was talking with food science professor Robert Shewfelt at a coffee shop near his home and after a short conversation,…

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…

Whether studying for classes at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, volunteering with a civic or community organization, interning to gain experience in her chosen profession of public relations or working at one of her many jobs to…

Savannah Smith is in control of the wheel, driving on a very successful collegiate journey at UGA. Hailing from Arlington, Ga. this Honors student is intent on working hard in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to prepare for…

Ariel Chan loves food. So much so that this self-proclaimed “foodie” is planning to dedicate her career to plant breeding in order to employ genetic technologies for agricultural advancements, including strategies to combat world hunger.

Hannah Rule cannot imagine working in any other field than child welfare. The Glynn County native will soon graduate with a master’s in social work and says her bachelor’s from UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences made returning to…

LaTrena Stokes is a recipient of the Women of UGA Scholarship from the Jeannette Rankin Foundation who believes in “divine opportunities” and encourages others to keep moving forward in their lives.

Madison Lamar believes in a healthy way of life.  From serving as a personal trainer at the Ramsey Student Center, to working on public health issues with UGA’s Archway Partnership, to researching with a gerontologist in the department of child…

Kristi-Warren Scott, a doctoral student in housing and consumer economics, is studying the impact of food deserts on HUD clientele, and during her academic career at UGA she has picked up several honors and awards.

Lindsey Hutchins, a senior majoring in human development and family science, has found UGA to be the perfect place for her to pursue community involvement and academic excellence, paving the way for graduate school.

Merin Joshy, a senior in human development and family science, plans to become a researcher/professor in the field of marriage and family therapy.

Nakia Smith, a senior majoring in financial planning, found that UGA was the perfect place to overcome some personal obstacles and set herself on a bright path to a successful future in her professional life.

Ben Jacobs discovered his passion for financial planning at UGA, and he’s already using those skills to help others through programs outside of school.

Natalie Bouyett, a master’s student in the School of Social Work, has taken her education in management of nonprofit organizations and successfully put it to work in the community.