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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 need.

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," said Reid.

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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