Health Promotion student Kate Plumbee wins leadership scholarship

Kate Plumbee, an undergraduate student in health promotion, was one of twelve UGA Honors students recently awarded the William Moore Crane Leadership Scholarship, which recognizes leadership in extracurricular activities and/or involvement with civic, community or religious organizations.

The $1,000 scholarship, which is administered by UGA’s Honors Program and the university’s Center for Leadership and Service, is named in honor of a 1921 UGA graduate who was influential in the founding of the UGA Alumni Society.

“This is a stellar group of impressive individuals,” said David S. Williams, associate provost and director of the Honors Program. “With their array of talents and interests, they are destined to continue making a positive impact locally, nationally and globally.”

Candidates must be third- or fourth-year students enrolled in the Honors Program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7 and demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities. The scholarship is renewable in a recipient’s fourth year, subject to a minimum 3.7 GPA.

As an executive board member for UGA Relay for Life, Plumblee has personally raised more than $30,000 through the organization to support cancer research, due in no small part to her family’s history with the disease. With a plan to attend medical school, Plumblee has conducted research at the Emory Winship Cancer Center that analyzed the effects of chemotherapy and radiation on older adult patients. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, Order of Omega and Blue Key Honor Society.

Read more about Plumblee’s award, at UGA News Services. Additional coverage on Athens Patch.

Posted December 5, 2013.