Terry Receives Threadgill Scholarship

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jocelyn Deanne Terry is the inaugural recipient of the Jack E. Threadgill, Sr. Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established to reward outstanding and deserving students in the field of accounting.

Terry is a junior at the Richards College of Business majoring in accounting with an expected graduation date of December 2011.

She has achieved a GPA of 3.5 while working part-time as a bookkeeper and taking a full course load.

Terry is active in her community, currently serving as the Vice President of the United Voices Gospel Choir and as Ministry Leader of the Blessed Sacrifice Dance Ministry.

"I am honored to receive this scholarship … thanks to those who contributed to this scholarship,” said Terry.

“I also give God the glory, thank my parents for raising and encouraging me, and I thank the Richards College of Business for choosing me as a recipient.”

Terry is excited about furthering her studies in her selected career field. “I look forward to continuing my education in accounting and becoming a successful certified public accountant."

The scholarship honors Jack E. Threadgill, a respected accountant in the Carrollton community who served as the first public accountant in the area.

Threadgill was also the first president of two West Georgian Chapters: the National Association of Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs.

An active volunteer in his community, Threadgill was a dedicated leader and an integral 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 Jack E. Threadgill Sr. memorial scholarship will be given out annually, and each recipient may only receive it once.