Thank You

Student Stories



Ricardo “Ric” Hannon ’18

“The scholarship meant a lot, especially as a non-traditional student. It gave me the support and freedom to study and build the skills and mentorships I need to make a new kind of difference.”

Recipient of the Maggie E. Davis Scholarship


Anna Poteat ’17

“The legacy of Jim Allen continues to inspire and facilitate the work of leaders such as Anna Poteat.”

Recipient of the James H. Allen Student Leader Scholarship


Beatriz Guevara ’10 MLIS

Beatriz Guevara ’10 MLIS believes everyone needs a role model, mentor or someone who can simply offer help. She is all those and more, and she credits one school librarian who encouraged her.

Library Manager of Scaleybark Library and creator of numerous bilingual programing


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