2008-08-20 / Social & Community News

AASU Student Earns Award from Georgia Women's Institute

Leona Avey Leona Avey Armstrong Atlantic State University student Leona Avey is the recipient of a $1,000 Leadership Scholarship from the Georgia Women's Institute (GWI). Avey was honored during GWI's annual Georgia Woman of the Year banquet in Atlanta on July 29.

Avey, office manager in AASU's Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy, carries a 3.75 grade point average. She is pursuing a double major in law and society and gender and women's studies in preparation for a legal career in public policy affecting women's issues. She is a member of the AASU Staff Advisory Council, serving as chair of its communications committee.

"I am honored to receive the scholarship for my leadership and academic work at Armstrong. My goal is a career in law, specializing in employment and family issues," Avey said.

The GWI is a nonprofit corporation incorporated on Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2006. Its purpose is to bring women together; to provide for nonpartisanship advocacy, leadership, and a voice for women; to hold conferences, seminars, and training in support of women's issues; and to provide recognition of women's accomplishments across the state of Georgia.

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