Twelve UGA undergraduate students have been selected as Public Service and Outreach Scholars for 2013-2014. Supported by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and administered through the Office of Service-Learning, the yearlong program provides students with the opportunity to learn about UGA’s public service and outreach (PSO) mission.

The program introduces students to key areas of PSO and UGA’s land- and sea-grant missions through group meetings, site visits and a 150-hour internship in one of the eight PSO units or the vice president’s office. The goal is to provide students with a deeper understanding of PSO’s mission through meetings and outreach, help them link these experiences with their career and educational goals and create a community of student scholars who understand the role of university outreach and engagement. The PSO Student Scholars, their majors and internship locations are

  • Lemi Abdolwahb, health promotion, Georgia Center for Continuing Education;
  • Carol Conroy, health promotion major and Spanish minor, Office of Service-Learning;
  • Allison Doyle, biology and public health double major, Marine Outreach;
  • Grant Grussing, economics, finance and management information systems triple major, Small Business Development Center;
  • Signe Hanson, international affairs and Latin American and Caribbean studies double major, JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development;
  • Sarah Hughes, international affairs and Latin American and Caribbean studies double major, Carl Vinson Institute of Government;
  • Ayaka Matsumura, exercise and sports medicine major and Spanish minor, Office of Service-Learning;
  • Nadine Najjar, biology and psychology double major, Archway Partnership;
  • John Rodriguez, English and international affairs double major and Arabic and French double minor, Carl Vinson Institute of Government;
  • Natalie Taylor, biology major and public health minor, Marine Outreach;
  • Iesha Upshaw, English major and African American studies minor, JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development; and
  • Katherine Zarada, biochemistry, molecular biology and ecology triple major, State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

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Back row, from left: Grant Grussing, John Rodriguez, Sarah Hughes, Katie Zarada, Signe Hanson, Natalie Taylor

Bottom row, from left: Ayaka Matsumura, Lemi Abdolwahb, Carol Ann Conroy, Nadine Najjar, Iesha Upshaw
Not pictured: Allison Doyle