Incoming first-year students at the University of Georgia have a unique opportunity to get involved with Student Government Association (SGA) from the start and that is exactly what 2018 Seminole County Middle High School Honor Graduate Kystyn Lundy is doing. Lundy has been selected as a UGA SGA Freshman Class representative.
SGA’s First-Year Programs (FYP) consist of three groups of driven, diverse, and dedicated students who work to make a real impact on the campus and enhance the first-year experience. Each program is led by accomplished UGA upper-class students who serve as directors and mentors throughout the year. Students have the opportunity to build community through meeting new people while learning their strengths and becoming a more confident and passionate leader.
In addition to their contributions to the Student Government Association, members also complete a core curriculum designed to enhance their own personal first-year experience that includes topics on transition into the institution, academic success, leadership and involvement, campus traditions, inclusion, and resume-building and career preparation. FYP alumni also go on to fill leadership roles in various student organizations across campus, and projects accomplished by members of First-Year Programs continue to affect UGA for years to come. The Forum is a group of nearly 100 leaders that is selected through interviews and accomplishments from over 5,000 of the Freshman class. SGA’s main focus is to create and participate in service opportunities on campus and in the Athens community. Comprised of multiple small groups, each member not only benefits from large-group interaction, but also receives more focused interaction from mentors and directors.
Kystyn is the daughter of Martissa Moore and Michael Lundy, granddaughter of Martin and Christine Pugh, and Fred and Shirley Moore.