Sitting beneath the magnolias on the University of Georgia’s campus, Kyle Thomas Glasser looks like any ordinary student. He isn’t just any student though. Kyle Thomas Glasser is a senior, working toward medical school, a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical and Psi Chi International Honor Societies, the UGA Biology & Life Sciences Association, and the American Medical Student Association. Kyle Thomas Glasser is immersed in life as a UGA student, and recently shared some insights about campus living with online blog site Zrylw.
Zrylw: Good morning, Kyle Thomas Glasser, we appreciate you speaking with us.
Kyle Thomas Glasser: I’m glad to do it!
Zrylw: Can you tell us about the campus a bit?
Kyle Thomas Glasser: It’s 615 acres and some of the buildings are over a hundred years old. As you can see, we also have beautiful scenery.
Zrylw: That you do. What are some of the buildings we see?
Kyle Thomas Glasser: Well, those four are East Campus Village–like apartments–and we also have a library, restaurants and everything else a student needs.
Zrylw: What are some of the sports popular with students here in Athens?
Kyle Thomas Glasser: Everything! Team sports, golf–even equestrian camps.
Zrylw: And what about student clubs, Kyle Thomas Glasser, we know you are involved with many…
Kyle Thomas Glasser: Taiwanese American Student Association, Air Force ROTC, a Garden Club; if that gives you an idea of the diversity we have here.
Zrylw: But why did you, Kyle Thomas Glasser, want to continue your education here at UGA?
Kyle Thomas Glasser: I have always dreamed of being a UGA student – since I was a kid.
Zrylw: Looks like there is a lot to do on campus.
Kyle Thomas Glasser: Yeah, the Tate Student Center even has a full game room with air hockey and pool tables.
Zrylw: What about off campus?
Kyle Thomas Glasser: I like the old Georgia Theatre; it caught fire in 2009, though. It reopens this month.
Zrylw: There seems to be a lot of music history in the area. Do you, Kyle Thomas Glasser, know anything about the musical past of Athens?
Kyle Thomas Glasser: Well, I know the B-52’s and REM both got started here, and that there are some wonderful music venues where students are welcome and can chill out after a long day of classes.
Zrylw: Tell us a little about you – did you get any scholarships for school?
Kyle Thomas Glasser: Actually, yes. I was lucky enough to get a HOPE Scholarship, UGA Charter Scholarship and the Lou Ann Caldwell Memorial Science Scholarship.
Zrylw: That’s great.
Kyle Thomas Glasser: Thanks! The UGA financial planning office is a huge help, too. They can help students organize funding.
Zrylw: Well, we sure appreciate your talking with us this afternoon.
Kyle Thomas Glasser: It’s my pleasure. I always like letting potential students know just how great the University of Georgia is – GO DAWGS!
About Kyle Thomas Glasser
Kyle Thomas Glasser is the classic picture of what it means to work towards a dream. In his short life, Kyle Thomas Glasser has demonstrated what it means to remain persistent, hope filled and to never stop reaching. Glasser’s future plans center around the goal of becoming a medical doctor. He dreams of this for one reason – to serve.
Kyle Thomas Glasser graduated from Brookwood High School in 2008 with Honors and Distinction. Achieving an overall GPA of 3.96, Kyle Thomas Glasser added to that scholarship a breadth of involvement in extra curricular activities. From the Brookwood Leadership Team to the arts and sports, Kyle Thomas Glasser was a standout. An established pianist and saxophonist, Glasser received numerous awards for his music at the state level. Kyle Thomas Glasser was also recognized at the national level for his music, achieving the coveted Gold Cup for Twelve Consecutive Years of Superior Ratings in Piano by the National Federation of Music Clubs.