Thank You

Student Stories



Marisa Gonzalez ’16

“Thanks to the Freezes, I could give back to the community by being an educator.”

Recipient of the Margaret M. and James T. Freeze Scholarship


Nyomi Hemphill

“The purpose of education is to change your situation.”

Recipient of the Judy Blackwelder Talbert and Daniel Scott Talbert Teacher Education Scholarship


Qua’-Shaun Henning

“Although their graduation classes are 60 years apart, the quest of these teachers to make a difference in the lives of children is timeless.”

Recipient of the Jacqueline W. and Jack H. Varner Scholarship


Abigail Johnson

“I’m forever grateful someone took the time to think about future teachers like myself.”

Recipient of the Carrie Davis Ponder ’58 Endowed Scholarship in Education


Malbert “Mally” Smith ’14

Mally’s passion for equality echoes the humanitarian spirit of Mina Weil and her daughter, Gertrude.

Mally Smith, recipient of the Mina Weil Memorial Scholarship in Social Sciences


Madison Sampson ’14, ’17 MPA

“Someone told me about how selfless she was… and how proud she would be of me. I feel like now I’m part of her legacy. I’m just so honored.”

Madison Sampson, recipient of the Pamela A. Wilson Memorial Scholarship


Anthony Dellinger ’15 PhD

“Meaningful inventions that work toward the public good is the best move any inventor or scientist can make.”

Anthony Dellinger, recipient of the Lula McIver Graduate Scholarship


Gabriel Moore

“I’d say I’m inspired–her legacy has lit a fire in me.”

Gabriel Moore, recipient of the Jaylee Montague Mead Merit Scholarship Fund in the College of Arts and Sciences


Shelby Scattergood ’16

“These scholarships showed me the arts was where I belonged.”

Recipient of the Fred C. Pierce Memorial Scholarship and the Happy Debose “Kenan” Gray Scholarship


Sean Mason

“UNCG made me feel like family from the first day.”

Recipient of the Alyse Smith Cooper Music Scholarship