EWI Awards Three GPC Students Scholarships

06/15/2012
Contact: Beverly James
Phone: 678-891-2686
Fax: 678-891-2966
Author: Beverly James

For Immediate Release

Georgia Perimeter College students Bayyinah Slade, Melissa Griffin and My Le were recently rewarded for their hard work, passion and commitment to their education. The students won Executive Women International Atlanta Chapter’s ASIST scholarship.

The scholarship—Adult Students in Scholastic Transition—awards each student $2,000. The scholarship supports non-traditional students who are pursuing higher education. Executive Women International has awarded scholarships to GPC students since 1996.

Slade, who attends GPC Decatur Campus, is a pre-nursing major. The straight “A” student says raising five children—one with a major disability—while attending college is a challenge, but is not impossible.

Griffin and Lee both attend GPC Clarkston Campus. Griffin, a student in the Sign Language Interpreting Program, maintains a 4.0 gpa. “I hope to prove to myself and others that great things can be achieved despite the challenging turns of life,” she said.

Le, a nursing major at GPC, plans to one day open her own clinic as a family nurse practitioner. “I intend to become a leader in both public health and holistic care,” she said. “I am preparing to pay forward to future non-traditional students and neglected communities to the extent that my future resources allow.”

Executive Women International brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement. The global organization has more than 5,000 members. For more information on the local chapter, visit http://www.ewiatlanta.org/index.html

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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 25,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.