2021 Presidential Award of Excellence

2021 Presidential Award of Excellence

Two undergraduate students in the University of Georgia College of Engineering have been honored with the UGA Presidential Award of Excellence for their outstanding academic achievements.

These individuals represent the top 1 percent of undergraduates at UGA who excel not only in academics, but also in their service to the community and in their leadership both on and off campus. The UGA Presidential Award of Excellence is awarded every year to undergraduate students in their final year of study.

Selected by their deans, students receiving the award fulfilled UGA's mission "to teach, to serve and to inquire into the nature of things" during their collegiate years.

The two College of Engineering students recognized by UGA are:

Madison Smith: Madison Smith, a senior in environmental engineering from Decatur, Georgia, was selected because of her outstanding GPA and her commitment to the College of Engineering and her future profession. Smith serves as a UGA College of Engineering Ambassador and president of UGA's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

Miranda Moore: Miranda Moore, a senior in environmental engineering from Forsyth County, Georgia, was selected for the award based on her commitment to service to the campus and the Athens community. Moore is active in several campus and community organizations, including serving as a Dawg Camp counselor, a student ambassador for the UGA Undergraduate Admissions Office, Extra Special People, MathCounts, Athens-Clarke County Youth Sports, and Experience UGA. 

Madison Smith

Miranda Moore

In addition to their strong academic achievements, each award recipient demonstrated strong extracurricular involvement and exemplified the best of UGA's student body.