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A love of numbers, a passion for helping people

Alan Flurry

The fall 2020 issue of the Georgia Magazine is out and replete with stories about Franklin College faculty, alumni and students, including mathematics major and Georgia Commitment Scholarship recipient Ana Kilgore:

One of only 75 people in her high school graduating class, Ana Kilgore always dreamed of expanding her horizons. When she saw the range of STEM programs offered at the University of Georgia, the Hawkinsville native set her sights on Athens.

But to get here, she faced the financial cost of living away from home.

“If it weren’t for the scholarship, I wouldn’t be at UGA,” Kilgore says. “It really changed my life.”

Renewable for up to four years during her time at the university, the Georgia Commitment Scholarship provided Kilgore the opportunity to join the Dawg Nation.

She came to the university with a love of numbers and a passion for helping people. She’s become involved in multiple units around campus since then, including the Department of Mathematics, the Division of Academic Enhancement, and the Office of Service-Learning. These activities have defined her time as a UGA student.

“UGA draws you in and gives you a support system while at the same time pushing you toward internships and opportunities,” Kilgore says. One of her most meaningful volunteer roles has been with Experience UGA, an organization whose goal is to bring every K-12 Athens-Clarke County student to UGA’s campus through annual field trips.

More great stories, thanks to our colleagues at GM. Read all about it.

Image: mathematics major Ana Kilgore on campus.

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