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Amazing Students

For the past three years at UGA, Kelly Proctor has been working toward her goal of becoming a foreign media correspondent in Asia. She completed an internship with a manufacturing company in Shanghai last year, and she received a scholarship…

This summer, graduate student Cayce Myers worked as an intern for CBS News’ London bureau. He was there during the London bombings, and he helped cover stories about Russell Square and King’s Cross where two of the first bombs were…

Lisa Hoffman knows that she can make a difference in the world. She is a senior public relations major and Honors student from Mandeville, La. During a summer internship with the Louisiana Public Health Institute, Hoffman conceived and executed a…

Senior Briana Green decided to attend UGA after discovering UGA offered the perfect major for her—publication management—a combination of both journalism and business. Receiving academic merit scholarships like the Charter Scholarship helped her to be able to attend UGA as…

Besides being a winner of numerous international awards as a copywriter in South Korea, Hyunjae Yu has been called an “excellent teacher” by his advisor, Advertising and Public Relations Professor Karen King. Hyunjae—or Jay—has developed advertising for clients like Samsung,…

Senior Melina Baetti is the president of the Hispanic Student Association. Under her leadership membership representation has grown to more than 15 countries. The group has co-sponsored events with the Institute for Women’s Studies, the Black Affairs Council and the…

Senior Juanita Cousins is changing the way things are done. She’s majoring in newspaper journalism and international affairs, and she hopes to one day become a foreign correspondent. She is the first female African-American editor of UGA’s independent student newspaper,…

A fourth-generation Bulldog, Abby Blaylock stays busy. In 2006, she became involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Georgia Chapter and served as the community walk coordinator for the Athens walk, organizing the first walk in Athens in seven years…

Senior Lindsay Lamphere follows her heart. She wasn’t sure if she wanted to attend UGA, so she applied to several schools and even received scholarships from some of them, but she says that when she got her acceptance letter from…

Lenette Golding is doing her part to raise awareness and empower women facing domestic violence issues. Her journey working with domestic violence began when she spent five weeks in Kenya doing research for a radio entertainment-education program to promote safer…

Sonia Talathi is a senior broadcast journalism and pre-med major who wants to use the media to help developing countries. The Honors student and former CURO Apprentice has conducted research in Uganda and wants to set up a news network…

Senior Katie Flanigan thought she had her college career planned. She has always been interested in communications and knew the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication had a great reputation. With the HOPE scholarship, UGA seemed like a deal…

Junior Carolyn Crist has a passion for journalism, and she plans to go pro. She has worked at UGA’s student-run independent daily newspaper, The Red & Black, ever since she was a freshman. Her roles have included editor-in-chief, associate news…

Senior Debbie Ebalobo is a first generation college student who is making the most of her college experience. She came to UGA to study environmental sciences, but she quickly found a public relations major more aligned with her goals. Now,…

Senior Emily Grace Thomsen is a go-getter. She is finishing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years, and has made Dean’s List and been a Presidential Scholar. She has held leadership positions in Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and ugaMiracle, where…

The twists and turns in Cc Robinson’s life have taken her just where she wants to go. When she began at UGA, she was planned to work in emergency pediatric medicine, but after four years of studying a pre-med curriculum,…