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Amazing Students

Kayla Alward’s loving care for the calves at the UGA Dairy led to her selection as UGA and Southeast Student Employee of the Year. But her activity doesn’t stop there. She’s president of the Dairy Science Club, an ambassador for…

Jason Lee is a Ph.D. student in the Institute of Higher Education. After graduation, he plans to continue researching higher education issues as a faculty member or as a research analyst.

For Jonah Driggers, UGA has opened many doors, including work with the Roosevelt Institute, an internship at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, trips to England, South Korea, Cuba and Tanzania, and much more. And if he could, he’d…

Morrison Nolan, a senior majoring in geology and chemistry, is a Goldwater Scholar and Foundation Fellow who plans to continue his studies in paleontology.

Jasmine Bush, a senior majoring in agricultural education, has a hectic academic schedule but still finds time to volunteer and mentor. Her love of animals has her on a path to become a veterinarian.

Cali Callaway has covered just about as much ground as a student possibly can: three years as a lab researcher in regenerative medicine, developer of a guide for sexual assault resources, volunteer in the community, participant in a number of…

Madison Jones has found that she can combine rigorous academics with service to the community at UGA, and considering she has been a Bulldog fan her whole life, her college choice was a pretty easy one.

Cristian Escalera, a senior exercise and sport science major, co-founded Project HOPE at UGA, started a community health fair, works in the Biomechanics Research Lab, has been elected to the SGA and somehow even finds time to coach soccer at…

Ph.D. student Raymond Swetenberg enjoys sharing science with others and is passionate about his transformative biological research using stem cells to understand more about spinal cords.

Diego Barcellos came to UGA on a special Brazilian scholarship as an undergraduate, returned for his master’s degree and is now working on his Ph.D. Along the way, he has built an impressive record of scholarship.

Ellen Barrow chose UGA for the educational and social opportunities it offers, and the Honors student has made the most of it by earning a handful of scholarships, serving as an ambassador for the Disability Resource Center and working at…

Abigail Harrison, a third-generation Bulldog, volunteers in the community, is an ambassador for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and was nominated for the Blue Key Honor Society. For someone who loves UGA and Athens so much, it’s no…

Abbe Van Gorder “trusted that UGA would provide opportunities that no other college would be able to offer,” and she’s made the most of it by pursuing a double major, taking on a role as a student ambassador, volunteering in…

Ph.D. student Lenie George taught for six years before coming to UGA to pursue his doctorate. As an Archway Partnership graduate assistant, he gets to offer professional development on how to integrate technology within the classroom in meaningful ways.

Ph.D. student Tara Crawford, who has been honored for her service work along with her academic talent, plans to work at the interface of wildlife ecology, natural resource management and community development.

Corrie Jackson, a junior majoring in biological sciences and psychology, has “pushed the limits” of everything she could get involved with as a student, from recruitment to mentoring to study abroad. The future pediatric surgeon says those activities have helped…