Woman's Association Provides Financial Assist
Submitted on September 20, 2018
The excitement was high as alumnae, former students, and friends – current members of the Woman’s Association of Georgetown College (WAGC) - gathered at GC’s Conference Center in September for the awarding of five student scholarships. WAGC has been providing monetary support annually since 1897 to women aspiring to receive their bachelor’s degrees from Georgetown College.
The WAGC purpose is to foster the interests of Georgetown College through scholarships for women students, and by the cultivation of true loyalty on the part of its alumnae, former students, and friends.
Pictured, l-r, are four of five recipients: Kelsey Dunham, a junior from Henderson; Caroline Kinsey, junior, from Crittenden; Tatum Wessling, a junior from Harrodsburg; and Ashley Duvall, a senior from Scottsburg, IN. Pictured right is Nena Claycomb, a freshman from Louisville, who was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict with her soccer team. Each student received a $2,000 award.
Ms. Dunham and Ms. Claycomb received the WAGC’s Wilma Reed Scholarship, given by Dr. Jack Reed in memory of his late wife. The other scholarships are funded by WAGC members.
This is the second year for Ms. Dunham to receive the Wilma Reed Scholarship. She plans a career in healthcare and believes strongly in community service and volunteerism. She aspires to establish nationwide shelters to benefit homeless families.
Ms. Kinsey is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Child Development. Campus activities include the Georgetown College Chorale and serving as assistant membership director for Phi Mu.
Marketing is Ms. Wessling’s major. She is also pursuing a dual minor in Communication and Media Studies and Art. She is a member of both the Oxford Honors and Christian Scholars Programs. Other activities include being vice president of alumnae relations for Sigma Kappa Sorority, president of Georgetown Activities Council (GAC), a member of the GC women’s golf team, and serving on the Accountability Board. In accepting the award, she said, “I am so thankful to be one of this year’s recipients. It means the world to me to receive this scholarship. I thank each and every member of this wonderful organization for their deep generosity.”
Ms. Duvall, Captain of the GC Equestrian Team and a member of the Equine Scholars Leadership Council, is majoring in marketing with a dual minor in Healthcare Administration and Christian Leadership. She is also Resident Director of the Rucker Village residence hall. “It means so much to me to have my hard work recognized by such an accomplished group of women,” she remarked. “I am so grateful for the opportunities that this scholarship will provide me, and I am looking forward to the school year.”
Ms. Claycomb plans to pursue a biomedical degree and minor in Spanish. A member of the women’s soccer team, she also sings in the Gospel Choir, is a member of the Christian Scholars, Bishop Scholars, and Independent Honors programs, the Ambassadors of Diversity, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Selection of scholarship winners is based on demonstrated leadership, academic standing, financial need, and recommendations from the applicant’s minister and a high school official. Mrs. Winnie Bratcher, registrar-emeritus of Georgetown College, chairs the scholarship committee.