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Student Stories



Katie Olson ’18

“Support from the Kathleen Pettit Hawkins Student Aid Fund helped give this gifted actor the opportunity to hone her skills in UNCG’s highly respected acting program. Katie Olson received positive feedback after her performance in the March 2018 UNCG Theatre Industry Showcase.”

Recipient of the Kathleen Pettit Hawkins Student Aid Fund


Josie Marie Smith

“Josie Marie Smith performed in the March 2018 UNCG Theatre Industry Showcase in NYC. The Mary Sheila Nassif Graduate Award gave Smith the financial support she needed in order to concentrate on her craft and keep up her marketability as an actor.”

Recipient of the Mary Sheila Nassif Graduate Award


Danielle Hopkins

“Pursuing the minor in musical theatre, Danielle Hopkins is building her own yellow brick road from UNCG’s School of Theatre to Broadway. The UNCG Theatre Industry Showcase gave her a unique opportunity to perform in front of industry professionals in NYC.”

Recipient of the Dr. John T. and Mary Louise Lowe Burns Memorial Scholarship in Dance and Musical Theatre


Bryanna Hanson-Vinge

“Committed faculty and the Kathryn McAllister England Graduate Scholarship in Theatre were pivotal factors in Bryanna Hanson-Vinge’s MFA in acting experience, which included the UNCG Theatre Industry Showcase.”

Recipient of the Kathryn McAllister England Graduate Scholarship in Theatre


Zeinab Hassan

“Daphine Doster demonstrated brilliance in nursing – a theme reflected in the educational endeavors of her recent scholarship recipient, Zeinab Hassan.”

Recipient of the Daphine Doster Scholarship in Nursing


Dr. Megan Conner ’05 BSN, ’09 MSN, ’15 PhD

“I love being a practicing anesthetist, and I love helping students learn about quality improvement to effect change. Even though I’m just one person, I can make a big difference.”

Recipient of the Cassell / Saperstein Scholarship


Chrystal Dawn Rowe

“The Rebecca Jensen Scott Fellowship in Nurse Anesthesia provides Rowe with the support she needs to fulfill the next stage of her service-motivated life.”

Recipient of the Rebecca Jensen Scott Fellowship in Nursing Anesthesia


Alma Diaz ’17

“Brooks hoped his award would support students on their way to becoming informed, active citizens. Alma Diaz is not only living that hope, but also promising to do more.”

Recipient of the Aubrey Lee Brooks Award 


Olivia Robinson ’17

“As a student, Robinson emulated Orrell’s relentless work ethic.”

Recipient of the Mildred Adeline Orrell Loan Fund


Jade Murphy ’17

“An articulate leader with a relentless work ethic, Murphy represents the best of future business.”

Recipient of the Kathy White Loyd Scholarship