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Houston Gaines, Economics and Political Science

As a first-year student, Houston Gaines managed the successful re-election campaign for Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson. Now in his fourth year, the economics and political science double major will serve as President of the Student Government Association during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Gaines is a Presidential Scholar and, as a recipient of the Honors in Washington Scholarship, he experienced the national political stage through a legislative affairs internship at Southern Company.

The incredible generosity of alumni, friends, and family has given me the chance to succeed at UGA. Your support has enabled me to get involved in and outside the classroom and to have the freedom to explore UGA, Athens, and the world—whether it’s been the opportunity to serve as student body president, or study abroad, or intern in D.C. On behalf of the student body, thank you. We couldn’t do this without you.”

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