Georgia Highlands College sophomore Amelia Bagwell has been awarded a prestigious national scholarship by the American Association of Women in Community Colleges. There were only seven recipients of the scholarship, which is awarded on the basis of noteworthy academic accomplishments, community involvement and contributions made in support of women’s issues. Recipients will also receive a one-year membership to AAWCC, which will allow them to further enhance women’s college experiences on their own campuses and beyond.
Bagwell, a Cartersville resident and nontraditional student with two daughters also in college, serves as the president both of Phi Theta Kappa, the honorary society at GHC, and the GHC honors program. Most recently, she was chosen to make a presentation at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference scheduled for November 2013 in New Orleans on developing successful honors programs in two-year colleges.
Laura Musselwhite, interim vice president for academic affairs, said, “Amelia is one of GHC’s most accomplished students. She represents the heart of our mission to make rigorous educational opportunities available to anyone who wants to attend college. In turn, we’ve helped her tap into her academic strengths and leadership skills. The experience has been enormously rewarding for all of us here at Georgia Highlands. She will no doubt continue to be extremely successful in any endeavor she chooses to pursue.”