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Amazing Students

Although graduate student Chris Tucker was born without a major part of his heart, he lets nothing get in his way. His voice and frame are weak, but as a Student Ambassador with the Center for International Trade and Security…

Graduate student Dan Gade just started his master’s degree, and he already has a faculty job waiting for him at his alma mater. He will be teaching American Politics at the United States Military Academy in their Social Sciences Department.…

Yannick Morgan has a palpable passion for life. He was born in England and immigrated to the U.S. after living in Saudi Arabia for eight years.  He is a citizen of Sierra Leone since his parents are citizens of that…

Senior Helen Smith attends the University of Georgia, but the world has been her campus. As a Foundation Fellow, she has had the opportunity for international travel, which has given her a unique perspective in her area of study: International…

Not only has Kathryn Otrosina planned to double major in social science education and political science, but she has combined her passions to create a foundation to teach young people about the political process and encourage them to become more…

Jared Benko loves sports. He has worked at jobs doing everything from selling athletic shoes to coordinating media interview requests for the Atlanta Braves. He has been working in the Sports Communications office at UGA for five years where he…

Studying and working abroad is not new for Jayanthi Narain. Through her Foundation Fellowship, UGA’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship, she has traveled to New Zealand, South Korea and the Galapagos Islands. In the summer of 2006, she was involved in…

Hank Clay works for change. He has been awarded the Bachelor of Social Work program’s Student of the Year Award and was awarded the 2007 Athens Rotary Club Rotaract Student Service Award. He graduated with a dual major from UGA…

Senior Alec Watts is serious about making the world a better place. He is active with the UGA chapter of Amnesty International serving as a general officer and as a Georgia Amnesty International Legislative Coordinator, where his role has been…

Undergraduate Deep Shah is an outstanding student and person. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has a very strong and remarkable record of service and leadership activities, both on and off campus. Shah is a recipient of a 2007…

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,…

Junior J.D. Brandon has a zest for living. This is abundantly clear in decisions he has made in his life. He is a triple major at UGA (English, history, and international affairs), who enjoys participating in a wide variety of…

Student athlete Nicole DeMarco knows how to have fun and work hard. She is a student athlete who has won numerous awards for academic achievement. She enjoys home repair and improvement projects and running through the intramural fields. She is…

Researching global issues abroad is not new for senior Yael Miller who has already traveled to Israel, Turkey and Egypt during her time at UGA. She also spent a year in Beer Sheva, Israel attending Ben Gurion University in 2005…

Originally from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Janelle Williams came to UGA after her participation in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. SURP offers outstanding undergraduates the opportunity to work closely with faculty in an intensive summer research experience…

Hadas Peles is a history and political science double major from Bothell, Wa. Hadas is currently participating in the inaugural semester of the Washington Semester Program, interning in the office of Congressman Hank Johnson. She was a 2007 orientation leader…