Ferrum College Student Wins Scholarship.
Deanna Reid wins Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Award for her work in horticulture.
Ferrum, Va. (September 11, 2012) – Ferrum College announced today that Deanna Reid, an undergraduate student with a
triple major in Agribusiness, Horticulture and Spanish, is one of 12 students from
eight southeastern colleges and universities to receive the Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship
Award from the Southern Nursery Association. The awards are based upon academics,
determination, demonstration of interest in the horticulture industry, and financial
Deanna works on campus at the Blue Ridge Institute and Farm Museum where she maintains
the gardens and assists caring for the livestock. She is a member of Alpha Mu Gamma
Foreign Language Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Delta Tau Alpha National
Agriculture Honor Society, the National Honor Society, the Ferrum Boone Honors Program,
and has received the Ferrum College Agriculture Club Officer of the Year Award and
Junior of the Year Awards.
"I am always looking for opportunities to expand my knowledge and experience in horticulture
and I want to use my Spanish skills in translation or working with Spanish-speaking
people in my future career. I want to see how horticulture works in all parts of the
world, because I believe that in order for me to make a difference I must listen,
learn, and understand. For if I truly understand, then my work will be valuable,"
The Meadows Scholarship awards of $1,500 are given annually to horticulture students
in sixteen southern states.
“Deanna is an outstanding example of what people can accomplish if they are passionate
about what they do,” said Dr. Bob Pohlad, professor of biology and horticulture.
“Deanna is always working and trying to find a way to make something better. There
is no one more deserving of this award.”
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