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Alumnus awarded prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Chip Chambers on campus in 2019 (Photo by Stephanie Schupska)

Chip Chambers, known as the Mic Man, is heading to medical school

University of Georgia alumnus Chip Chambers has been selected as a recipient of a Marcus L. Urann Fellowship by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

Chambers is one of only six recipients nationwide to receive the prestigious $20,000 fellowship, named for the society’s founder.

As a Urann Fellow, Chambers, of Watkinsville, Georgia, will pursue a dual Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Chambers was a Foundation Fellow and a teaching assistant in UGA’s Honors Program. He graduated in December 2019 with bachelor’s degrees in economics from the Terry College of Business and biology from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; a minor in health policy and management; and certificates in interdisciplinary writing, and personal and organizational leadership. While at UGA, he was best known as Mic Man, the hype man who fires up the fans in front of the student section at Sanford Stadium.

Since its creation in 1932, the Fellowship Program has become one of the society’s most visible and financially well-supported endeavors, allocating $615,000 annually to outstanding students for first-year graduate or professional study. This year’s program awarded just six $20,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowships, named for the society’s founder.

The selection process for a fellowship is based on the applicant’s evidence of graduate potential, undergraduate academic achievement, service and leadership experience, letters of recommendation, personal statement of educational perspective and career goals, and acceptance in an approved graduate or professional program.