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Amanda Ablan

Amanda Ablan

Human Development and Family Science

Ablan drawn to HDFS major because of its depth, flexibility.

Major

Human Development and Family Science; Minor: Human Services

Hometown

Lawrenceville, Ga.

Activities/Honors

UGA softball team, Extra Special People volunteer, Special Olympics volunteer, Athens Clarke County Mentor, Grace Athens Children’s Ministry Volunteer, McPhaul Center Student Intern, President’s List, Dean’s List, Southeastern Conference Honor Roll Recipient, J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll Recipient, UGA Child Life Organization, UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, UGA Leadership Academy, UGA Student Affairs Advisory Board, Graduating Magna Cum Laude, HOPE Scholarship

Why I chose my major

I came into college as an Early Childhood Education major, but I knew it was not the right fit for me. I realized I wanted a major that was flexible and allowed for individualized pathways to get to your desired career. When I heard about Human Development and Family Science, I knew this was the right major for me. I chose this major because it gives an all-encompassing education that also promotes originality.

What I like most about FACS

FACS is a family. The professors and staff members within the college are always willing to help and support each student. The college promotes relationships that reach beyond the classroom and I appreciate the life-long encouragement we receive.

Post-graduation plans

I will be attending College of Charleston for my Master of Science in Child Life Degree.

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