psychology

From refugee to PhD: alumna Ayan Hussein

Posted 1 month 4 days ago
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Somali Ayan Hussein says that attending UGA, where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, is the best decision she ever made:

When civil war broke out in Somalia in the early 1990s and raged on with no end in sight, Ayan Hussein’s parents knew they had to get their five children to safety.

The family fled first to a refugee camp in Kenya and then to a community with a significant refugee and immigrant population in Clarkston in 2003. Once in the United States, Hussein BS’12 realized that something she had only dreamed of was now actually possible: She could pursue...

DREAMS INTO REALITY

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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UGA giving features psychology major Savonte Wilson ’21, who is attending his dream school thanks to the Beth and Barry Storey Family Scholarship:

“I always wanted to come to UGA—it was my dream school,” said Savonte. “I made the grades for it and everything: I had a 4.0 throughout high school. I was determined to come here.”

Savonte, a Moultrie, Georgia, native, was accepted to the University of Georgia on St. Patrick’s Day 2017, but it was tough to celebrate. Even with numerous scholarships from his high school, there were many expenses to cover, and his single-parent...

Scholarship recipients speak at Advance UGA Conference

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago
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As we near commencement, with so many Franklin students [more than 1,850] preparing to enter the next stage of their lives and careers, many are reflecting on the impact of their campus experiences and especially those afforded by scholarship opportunities. 

A few of those were celebrated on Monday, April 30 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education at the Advance UGA Conference. Sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, with welcoming and opening remarks were made by Kelly Kerner, VP for DAR, and President Morehead, the event featured speakers as well as...

Amazing student: Aparna Kanjhlia

Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago
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Double major (biology and psychology) Aparna Kanjhlia fell in love with UGA and has made the most of her opportunities on campus as she prepares for a career as a doctor:

I was not a traditional undergraduate student. I moved from India after completing my high school education and transferred to the UGA Honors Program after securing an associate’s degree in biology. From the day I walked into my orientation and learned how to call the Dawgs, I have been in love with this institution! The Bulldog family is humungous with even bigger hearts and they welcomed me with open arms. With...

Believe ticket elected to top posts in SGA

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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Congratulations to the Believe ticket, elected to the executive branch of the Student Government Association for the 2018-2019 academic year:

The ticket consists of President-elect Ammishaddai Grand-Jean, Vice President-elect Charlene Marsh and Treasurer-elect Destin Mizelle.

This year, 8,006 students voted in the election, representing the largest number of votes in SGA’s history and more than 21 percent of the total student body. The Believe ticket claimed 50.21 percent of the votes cast with the One UGA ticket pulling 42.6 percent. The executive ticket was disregarded by...

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