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Release date: Nov. 14, 2000
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Emory Senior Receives Woman's Club Arts Scholarship

Emory College senior Meredith Hicks has been named the first recipient in a series of scholarships established by the Emory University Woman's Club. This year's award goes to a dance student (Hicks is pursuing a double major in dance and English), while future scholarships will rotate among film, music and theater students.

To fund the scholarship, Woman's Club members produced and sold a cookbook. Applicants for the scholarship were required to demonstrate financial need as well as merit and commitment to their major programs.

"The Woman's Club supports the arts at Emory each year through their hard work and generosity," says Hicks, "and I feel incredibly honored to have been chosen to receive this scholarship." Hicks goes on to say that while support for the arts is often forgotten, the Woman's Club helps both the recipient and the greater arts community through the scholarship by recognizing the value of fine arts at academic institutions.

Hicks also praises the dance faculty, saying that "they have taught so many students to appreciate life and creativity through movement. I have enjoyed learning from such a talented and caring group of people."
Apparently the appreciation is mutual. "Meredith is an outstanding and talented hard worker who has thrown herself into dance in every way possible," says dance program director and professor Sally Radell.

Emory University Woman's Club is a social and service group for women connected with Emory, the American Cancer Society or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Smaller groups meet to pursue common interests such as nature study, book discussion and bridge. To date, they have raised money to fund three different Emory scholarships.

Hicks is the daughter of Christine Hicks of Sharpsburg, Ga. (30277) and Jack Hicks of Granbury, Tx. (76049).

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