This year, the Peabody Alumni did not earn any earnings on their endowment due to the status of the investment market. The group decided to go ahead with a scholarship by asking members and friends for the funds. The group raised $1,200.
Recently, the class of 1956 held a class reunion at Sylvia’s Grille. The group invited the Harkins family. Kayleigh and her mother were able to attend the meeting.
“We enjoyed meeting them,” Smith said. “We could not have done a better job selecting a recipient than Georgia College did.”
In addition to the requirements of the alumni group, the scholarship recipient must also meet requirements set forth by Georgia College.
“The whole purpose of the scholarship and the marker is that Peabody will live on forever,” Smith said.