Meet the Admissions Officers

Melinda DeMaria

Associate Director of Admissions for Marketing and Recruitment

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Recruitment Territories: Georgia Counties: Portions of Fulton and DeKalb; Out of State Territories: Delaware and Pennsylvania

Hometown: Swainsboro, GA

Degrees: B.S. in Communication, Georgia Southern University; M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling, Clemson University

Favorite restaurant in Athens: Ted's Most Best

Favorite musical spot in Athens: 40 Watt Club

Favorite UGA tradition: The lone trumpeter who stands in the corner of the upper deck of Sanford Stadium prior to kickoff and plays the first few notes of the Battle Hymn of the Bulldawg Nation.

Favorite spot on campus: Discovering the Iron Horse (technically in Greene County).

Favorite college class: Introduction to Public Relations

Why you came to UGA/Why you enjoy it here: It's got everything! It really is a quintessential college town!

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Contact us for more information about how you can join the FIRST. 

  • (+1) 706-542-8776
  • Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00 pm (EST)
  • 210 South Jackson Street, Athens,      GA 30602-1633