IHDD honors largest graduating cohort

May 18th, 2016 Author: Cal Powell  |  706-542-3536  |  More about Cal
Contact: Carol Laws  |  706-542-9401  | More about Carol

The FACS Institute on Human Development and Disability celebrated its largest graduating cohort to date as 31 students from across the University of Georgia completed their Disability Studies Certificate.

The students were recognized at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, with students from seven different colleges at UGA represented.

“I am so incredibly proud of the students who completed their Disability Studies Certificate with IHDD this year,” said Carol Britton Laws of IHDD. “This is no easy feat as our students are adding this certificate onto their major program of study and all of them have participated in a directed study project and/or a service-learning course in addition to our required coursework.”

The goal of the Disability Studies Certificate program is to provide students with a unique set of competency and value-based educational experiences designed to enhance their awareness, knowledge and skills relative to supporting individuals with disabilities and their families.

“I decided to get the Disability Studies Certificate because it challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and expand my views of people with disabilities," said Callie Dailey, a human development and family science major within FACS. "I never realized the obstacles people with disabilities can face on a daily basis that I often take for granted. If anything, this certificate program has taught me to fight for what I believe in, and that it’s OK to challenge and question the status quo within our society in order to make it better for all people. It has also taught me the importance of taking action versus being an observer. I really believe that this certificate has prepared me to tackle the tough issues within our society, and I am looking forward to putting this certificate to good use in the area of public education in the future."

Spring 2016 graduates

Schuyler Bentzel, Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education

Tripp Brooks, Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education

Chelsea Chaney, Economics-Pre-Law, Terry College of Business

Callie Dailey, Human Development and Family Science, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Jasmine Dawson, Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education

Casey Drum, Magazine Journalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Brooke Dumont, HDFS, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Megan Eisenberg, Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education

Chantal Elmore, Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education

Hayden George, HDFS, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Anna Gildemeister, Social Work, School of Social Work

Angela Hendricks, HDFS, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Bailey Hurst, Social Work, School of Social Work

Jake Jensen, Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education

Danielle Kardon, HDFS, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Chandra Jones, HDFS, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Jaime Leff, Special Education, College of Education

Jennifer Letchuk, HDFS, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Adrianna Little, International Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs

Gemilee Marquez, Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education

Stephanie Mobley, Social Work, School of Social Work

Ananya Moorthy (Honors), Biology, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences

Kelsea Newman, HDFS, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Achyutta Patel, Psychology & Linguistics, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences

Shanice Reeves, Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education

Erin Russ, Communication Sciences & Disorders, College of Education

Mary Grace Sexton, Social Work, School of Social Work

Laura Stevens, Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education

Amanda Turner, HDFS (Child Life), College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Katy Wong, HDFS, College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Zoe Yurchuck (Honors), Exercise & Sports Science, College of Education

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