MGC AVIATION STUDENT, JENNY MCCARTNEY, RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP
(Cochran, GA) – Janet “Jenny” McCartney, a Middle Georgia College Aviation student, recently received the Emily Bourne Grigsby Scholarship during the 2011 Georgia Woman of the Year event honoring Xernona Clayton.
McCartney was nominated for the award by Dr. Mary Lou Frank, the MGC Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, who is also the Vice Chair of the Georgia Woman of the Year Committee. “I am truly honored to have received the scholarship that Dr. Frank nominated me for,” said McCartney. “It is very encouraging as a young woman to have a faculty member nominate me for such a scholarship.”
The event was held in Atlanta and included a dinner and reception, where McCartney was able to meet the Georgia Woman of the Year Committee Chair, Nellie Duke, as well as the Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein.
McCartney said she enjoyed the banquet very much. “It was a fun evening honoring women who had already accomplished so much and who are encouraging the next generation of women through scholarships,” she said.
McCartney, from McDonough, GA, is a student in the MGC Aviation program where she is majoring in Fixed Wing Flight and is working on an A&P Certification. She is a member of the Civil Air Patrol and the Griffin Composite Squadron, where she serves as the cadet commander and earned the rank of Captain in December 2010. She also belongs to the Women in Aviation Eastman campus chapter and is working on her private pilot’s license.
The Georgia Woman of the Year is an annual event held by the Georgia Commission on Women, which analyzes Georgia laws and their impact on women. The Georgia Woman of the Year event was first held in 1996, when Rosalyn Carter was named the first Georgia Woman of the Year. The scholarships are awarded based on academics, leadership, and community service.