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New endowed scholarship honors Georgia's First Lady Sandra Dunagan Deal


Mrs. Sandra Deal makes remarks at a luncheon March 7, 2018.

As Georgia’s First Lady, her commitment to literacy and education can be seen across the state. During the last eight years, Georgia College alumna Sandra Dunagan Deal, wife of Gov. Nathan Deal, has visited all 159 counties and more than 700 schools. Now, Georgia College proudly hosts a scholarship for future educators honoring her legacy.

State legislative spouses raised more than $120,000 to establish the Sandra Dunagan Deal Scholarship at Georgia College. The endowment, a surprise to Mrs. Deal, was announced at a special luncheon March 7.

“Mrs. Deal has made tremendous contributions to education in Georgia, both from her time as a teacher and as First Lady,” said Dr. Steve Dorman, president of Georgia College. “As her alma mater, Georgia College is honored to endow this scholarship in Mrs. Deal’s name to allow future students to build on her legacy of educating Georgia’s children for generations to come.”

The Sandra Dunagan Deal Education Scholarship will be awarded to students from Georgia who pursue an early childhood education degree at Georgia College.

“It has truly been remarkable and absolutely awe-inspiring to see the love across the state for Mrs. Deal,” said Monica Delisa, vice president for University Advancement. “The Deal Scholarship will be available to an incoming freshman studying education who has demonstrated superior academic and personal skills. If the student maintains their grades they will be able to keep the scholarship for four years.”

Sandra Deal, is a 1963 and 1966 graduate of Georgia College. The daughter of educators, she served as a public school teacher for more than 15 years. As Georgia’s First Lady, she has made literacy her top priority.

In 2017, the Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College was renamed the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center to honor her many contributions.

More information from the Governor’s Office is available here.

Contributions to the scholarship honoring Mrs. Deal are welcome. Donations can be made to the Georgia College & State University Foundation.

For more information, contact:

Monica Delisa
Vice President for University Advancement
Campus Box 95
Milledgeville, Ga 31061
478-445-1945

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