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Amazing Students

Senior Jenny Trout takes her work as an advocate for cancer patients seriously. Besides serving on numerous committees for her sorority, she also has participated in the UGA Dance Marathon which has raised more than $1.25 million for the Children’s…

Melissa Cabinian has had an extraordinary career at UGA, accumulating numerous accolades during her four years. Her most recent honor is being recognized by
the Georgia Legislature as UGA’s Academic Recognition Day Scholar for 2006. Cabinian pursued her interest…

Elected Homecoming King last weekend, Darryl Tricksey is an amazing student. As an Honors student, senior Darryl Tricksey has worked as an apprentice in the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, and he has presented his research project, titled “African-American Models…

Senior Stephen Dorner has a passion for improving health. Some study-abroad and international service learning projects opened his eyes to the socioeconomic determinants of health and the importance of incorporating public health and development practice into overcoming burdens on health.…

Senior Honors student Kate McGlamry cares about the world and the people in it. She has done environmental conservation work in Costa Rica, she has done research to help people with pancreatic cancer, and she has worked to help victims…

A sincere commitment to mankind makes Trey Sinyard truly amazing.

A passion for those less fortunate led Danny Guidot to help start a student chapter of MEDLIFE, a service organization dedicated to helping the impoverished. Danny plans to become a research physician in global health, specializing in pediatrics. In his…

“Involvement in student organizations has definitely been the highlight of my time at UGA,” says Amy Wong, an environmental health sciences major from Lilburn. From Campus Kitchen to Students for Environmental Action, Amy is making the most of the public…

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…

Teddie Brandon was the first student admitted into the joint MD/MPH program at the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, which is giving her the opportunity to combine her passions for medicine and public health.

Alexandra Fitzsimmons, who is working on master’s degrees in public health and social work, wants to combine her work in those fields to become an element of positive change in people’s lives.

Leah Stowers, who already has her Doctor of Pharmacy and is completing work on her Master of Public Health, says UGA has provided many opportunities for leadership, service and professional growth and she believes that “hard work can help you…

Lisa Foster, who is earning dual master’s degrees in social work and public health, says her graduate education is a perfect fit for her planned career in the areas of community development, refugee resettlement and global health, particularly HIV/AIDS.

Urvashi Pandya has taken experiential learning to the limits with three study abroad experiences and an immersive internship with the CDC. She plans to work in the field of public health, with a focus on the intersection of minority health…

The resume for CURO Honors Scholar Elizabeth Hardister already reads like a seasoned emergency management professional, with experience ranging from the UGA Red Cross to the U.S. Department of State. She came to UGA for its undergraduate research program and…