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First-generation Graduate empowering generations of Bulldogs

Alan Flurry

Franklin College Advisory Board member Neicy Wells' (AB '96) commitment to Franklin and love for UGA is a building on her legacy of greatness at the university:


When Neicy Wells’ grandmother encouraged her to go to college and insisted she apply to the University of Georgia because “it was the best,” she had no idea the legacy of greatness she was setting into motion.

Neicy (AB ’96) began making her presence felt on campus with her first work-study job in the Office of Minority Services (the precursor to what is now Multicultural Services and Programs and the Office of Institutional Diversity) during its initial year of existence. She was involved in the Student Union, eventually becoming president of the Committee for Black Cultural Programs (CBCP). She was also active in the Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


After earning her degree in English from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Neicy maintained her connection to UGA by serving on the Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter and becoming an inaugural member of the UGA Black Alumni Leadership Council and a charter member of the 1961 Club. Today, she is the development chair on the Franklin College Board of Advisors and a member of UGA’s Board of Visitors. She is still honoring her lifetime commitment to  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and also actively engaged with UGA’S Zeta Psi Chapter, where she helped lead an unprecedentedly successful campaign during the chapter’s 50th anniversary celebration that resulted in the creation of two scholarships for UGA students that will last into perpetuity on campus.

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Image: Neicy Wells with her son, Devon Thomas.

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