STANDOUT STUDENT LEADER
Manascos Emory experience was a jigsaw puzzle of student
service, academics, volunteer work, and organizational leadership,
and in the end the whole turned out to be greater than the sum
of its parts.
kind of the beauty of Emory, Manasco says. Its
a place where I have really been able to experience and explore
a lot of different things. I dont think any one particular
experience has been the most fulfilling. I worked with the Student
Government Association, my sorority, wrote an honors thesis.
. . . All were rewarding and satisfying adventures, and one
did not have to come at the price of another.
energy and dedication earned her the 2002 Lucius Lamar McMullan
Award. Endowed by Emory alumnus William L. Matheson in honor
of his uncle, the award is given to a graduating senior who
exhibits outstanding citizenship, exceptional leadership,
and potential for service to his or her community, the nation,
and the world. The accompanying $20,000 award is intended
to allow the student to do something he or she would not otherwise
be able to. Manasco will use the funds to attend graduate school
at Oxford University in England.
the course of study she began at Emory, Manasco will work toward
a Ph.D. in political science. After writing her honors thesis
on the representation of women in U.S. state legislatures, she
now plans to study the representation of women in British parliament.
by faculty members as a true servant leader, Manasco
was a Pollard Turman Leadership Scholar who graduated with highest
honors. She served as president of her sorority, Kappa Kappa
Gamma, during her senior year, when the chapter won the Emory
Deans Cup for Fraternal Excellence. She also was president
of the Student Government Association (SGA).
volunteered her talents as an award-winning debater, teaching
a debate class at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta
and serving as a volunteer counselor at Alabama Girls State,
a mock government program for teenage women.
grew up in Alabama and is the daughter of J. Michael and Jennifer
Manasco of Montgomery.
think I have tried to do everything you can possibly
do as one person to experience all that Emory has to offer,
Manasco says. Ive made the most of my time here
and I leave with no regrets.P.P.P.