Sohn’s book resulted in 46 nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Georgia Groundbreakers celebrates innovative and visionary faculty, students, alumni and leaders throughout the history of the University of Georgia — and their profound, enduring impact on our state, our nation and the world.
Daniel Lee: WWII veteran and Medal of Honor recipient
UGA alumnus honored for his bravery in France in 1944.
Pop Warner: A ‘creative genius’ and football innovator
One of UGA’s first coaches went on to create a national legacy.
Pat Mitchell: A ‘dangerous woman’
UGA alumna continues to inspire by sharing women’s stories.
Juanita Daniel Marsh: Trailblazing judge
UGA alumna left a legacy and had a lasting impact on the state of Georgia.
Eugene Patterson: Journalism icon, war hero, champion for civil…
A journalist and editor who risked his life and career to stand up for justice.
Thomas Stanley: He changed the way we view wealth
UGA alumnus who wrote ‘The Millionaire Next Door’ has a lasting impact.
Maxine Clark: The curious entrepreneur
UGA alumna finds creative ways to make the world a little better.
Shirley McBay: The advocate
UGA’s first Black Ph.D. graduate pushed for more underrepresented students in STEM.
Daniel Wubah: University president … and a king
UGA alumnus serves his U.S. students and leads a tribal district in Ghana.
Valentine Nzengung: Making the world a safer place
His inventions to neutralize explosives protect humans and the environment.
The Woodroofs: Two lives dedicated to feeding the world
UGA’s agricultural research duo increased yields of peanuts, cotton and more.
Cori Bargmann: Reshaping science to save lives
UGA alumna is revolutionizing research on the brain and diseases.
Marion Bradford revolutionized research
UGA alumnus has one of the most cited research papers on record.
Glenn Burton: A leader of the ‘Green Revolution’
He was one of the world’s most prolific agricultural scientists.
Holmes and Hunter-Gault: They followed their dreams
First African Americans to enroll at UGA kept their eyes on the prize.
Mary Frances Early: A life of courage and accomplishment
The College of Education formally named itself in her honor in February.
Zell Miller: He left a legacy of HOPE
He worked to transform the landscape of higher education in Georgia and beyond.
Abraham Baldwin: The Founding Father of public higher education…
UGA’s first president also cast the key vote that saved the U.S. Constitutional Convention – and…
Alfred Blalock: Mender of broken hearts
Today, a century after he graduated from UGA, Alfred Blalock is revered in the medical community…
Billy Payne’s Olympian triumph
Billy Payne’s success in winning the Olympic bid and preparing the city for the games effectively…
Eugene Odum: The father of modern ecology
Eugene Odum broke ground and taught us new ways to understand and protect our planet.
The Poppy Lady: Moina Michael started a movement for veterans
It began with a simple idea from a UGA professor — sell poppy flowers to support veterans.