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12 undergraduate students named 2013-14 PSO Scholars

PSO Student Scholars 2013 group-2013
UGA Public Service and Outreach Scholars for 2013-2014 include (back row

Twelve UGA undergraduate students have been selected as Public Service and Outreach Scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year.

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 mission.

The program introduces students to key areas of public service and outreach and UGA’s land- and sea-grant missions through group meetings, site visits and a 150-hour internship in one of the eight public service and outreach units or the vice president’s office. The goal is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the public service and outreach mission through meetings and outreach and to help them link these experiences with their career and educational goals.

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