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June 15, 2017, Deadline for membership dues to have your name in the 2017-18 Yearbook.

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Save the Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, Fall Coffee at the UGA President's Home.

 

University Woman’s Club First Ladies’ Scholarship

An interview with Abigall Elizabeth Mincey, from Norman Park, Georgia, who is a student in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. UGA.

What would you say as a thank you message to the UGA donors who financially support your scholarship?

I would like to say thank you for what you have done for me. Without your generosity, my future at the University of Georgia may not have been possible. I come from a working class family who sometimes struggle to make ends meet. For me, going to college is a way out of having to worry about money in the long run. I’ve always dreamed about going off to college and getting to start a life of my own and this dream is made possible by people like you who care about my education. I couldn’t be more grateful.

What led you to UGA?

During my college search, I wanted to find a school that felt like home. I visited six other schools, but none of them compared to the feeling I had when I visited UGA. Being at UGA made me feel excited to go to college and gave me that feeling of being home that I had been searching for. I knew that I needed to attend an in state school and I also wanted a course of study that was challenging and made me feel like my hard work throughout high school actually meant something. UGA was my number one choice for school and I couldn’t be more thrilled that I was accepted.


What do you hope to experience during your time at UGA?

I want the full college experience that UGA offers it’s students. I want to meet new people and grow as a person. Being from a small town, my life experiences were limited in scope and I know that being a member of the UGA community will help broaden my horizons. I want to expand my education that ultimately will open gates to my future occupation. I’d also like to find a sense of self that doesn’t truly develop until you’re out on your own.

What are your goals and aspirations for the future?

I want to do something in the medical field. What exactly is yet to be determined, but I’ve always imagined myself doing a job that helped people and made a difference in the lives of others.

What are you passionate about?

I love to volunteer more than anything. I’ve spent many hours at my local hospital working in the pharmacy department as well as at my local humane society. I love puppies and will probably have at least 5 dogs when I’m older. It really makes me feel good about myself to know that I’m making the lives of others better even if it’s only in the smallest ways.


Submitted by Tommie Mullis, Scholarship Chair 2017-2018, University Woman’s Club, in cooperation with The University of Georgia Foundation