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Davis, Jim

Jimmy Davis

Doctoral student Jimmy Davis has worked to make UGA a better place for minority students. He wrote and received a grant from the American Psychological Association in the summer of 2003 to help develop a mentoring program for minority undergraduate psychology majors at UGA and has worked as an instructor/tutor for UGA’s Upward Bound Program. He is president of the minority graduate student program at UGA and has taught SAT prep sessions for high school students at both Clarke Central…

descenza, mary

Mary DeScenza

If there’s one thing Mary DeScenza can do, it is swim. In 2003, she was the NCAA champion in the 200 yard butterfly and she earned seven All-American certificates at the championships, the maximum possible. This year, she contributed to her team’s national championship and recently qualified to swim in this summer’s world championships in seven events. Next month, she will swim in the 100-meter freestyle, the 50-, 100- and 200-meter butterfly events, the U.S. medley relay, the 400 freestyle…

Kelly Proctor

Kelly Proctor

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 from the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism to work in Washington, D.C. this year. As a result, she is an intern with Bloomberg News, a global financial news organization this semester. She plans to graduate next fall with an…

Matthew Haney

Matthew Haney

As a co-founder and vice president of community service for the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) at UGA, Matthew Haney has grown to thoroughly enjoy giving his time to people in need and working to better the lives of those who are less fortunate. He desired to travel to underdeveloped areas of the world to provide health care, and he was able to practice medical Spanish through the Spanish department’s UGA en Venezuela program. The trip was…

Rory T. Powell

Rory Powell

You might have seen Rory Powell playing his trumpet before. During the first few weeks of school in his freshman year, Powell was selected as the Battle Hymn trumpet soloist for the Redcoat Band. Now he plays with the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous other solo and ensemble performances. In fact, he says he has played in more solo recitals and concerts on campus than he can count! He is on the Dean’s List and is…

Mai-Lise Nguyen

Mai-Lise Nguyen

Communities like the Honors Program and the Institute for Leadership Advancement’s Leonard Leadership Scholars Program have cultivated Mai-Lise Nguyen’s intellectual curiosity, provided valuable experiences, and offered meaningful mentoring relationships, she says. She has used these experiences to prepare herself for internships in some of America’s leading companies including the New York office of Burson-Marsteller, an international public relations firm , where she helped write and launch a new magazine; The Home Depot headquarters, where she designed and wrote its corporate…