Scholarship Honors Respected Community Leader

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The University of West Georgia Foundation Inc. and the family of Jack E. Threadgill Sr. are partnering to create the Jack E. Threadgill Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship was created to honor the life and work of Threadgill and will be awarded to a UWG student pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting. The University of West Georgia Foundation Inc. and the family of Jack E. Threadgill Sr. are partnering to create the Jack E. Threadgill Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship was created to honor the life and work of Threadgill and will be awarded to a UWG student pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting.

A committee within the accounting department of the Richards College of Business will award the scholarship. Each recipient must be a junior or senior and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students who have been actively involved in community service and volunteer programs, as well as students who are in financial need, will be given preference in the selection process.

Threadgill was a respected accountant in the Carrollton community, serving as the first public accountant in the area, as well as being the first president of the West Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Accountants and the West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs.

An active volunteer in his community, Threadgill was a dedicated leader who was a part of many local business organizations. In 1989 he was named Beta Gamma Sigma business honoree and given an award in 1996 by the University of West Georgia Foundation for his outstanding service to the community.

The scholarship will be given out annually, and each recipient may only receive it once.