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ASU student wins national scholarship

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An Albany State University student was recently named a 2011 winner of the Jerry Bartow Scholarship.
Terry E. Rucks, a 21-year-old technology management major from Albany, Ga., was selected one of only two students nationwide to receive the prestigious $5,000 scholarship from the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) and the National Urban League.

“Mr. Rucks won the Jerry Bartow Scholarship because of his academic achievements, leadership, character and service that he has rendered to the Albany community,” said Maurice Elliard, assistant professor of marketing and ASU coordinator of BEEP. “He is an outstanding young man and will do a great job of representing ASU at the BEEP Leadership Conference in Orlando.”

Rucks is a 2008 graduate of Dougherty High School.

The Bartow Scholarship annually awards academic scholarships to deserving business students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities that participate in the National Urban League’s Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP). Winners are selected based on their academic achievement, recommendations of university faculty or administrators, and the evaluation of an essay submitted by the applicant.

Last year two ASU students won the Bartow Scholarship. A total of seven ASU business students have won the scholarship since it began in 1997.

BEEP’s mission is to share learning experiences across generations, cultivate new leaders, and inspire achievements beyond expectations through committed involvement and operational excellence.

Terry E. Rucks (second from left), a 21-year-old Albany State University technology management major from Albany, Ga., was recently named a winner of the Jerry Bartow Scholarship. Congratulating Rucks are (from left) Maurice Elliard, assistant professor of marketing and ASU coordinator of BEEP; Dr. Everette J. Freeman, ASU president; and Dr. Kathaleena Edwards Monds, interim dean of the ASU College of Business. Photo by reginald.christian@asurams.edu

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