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What Are They Doing Now? A 2014 Scholarship Recipients Update

As we prepare to name the four The Good South Scholarship recipients for 2015, we thought we'd give you an update on our 2014 recipients, Oliva, Jacob, Hira, and Andrew.  We gave you an update when they started college, but here's what they're up to now:
Olivia, pictured second from left.
University of Mississippi Campus + Community Involvement
Freshman Council President, Reformed University Fellowship, Ole Miss Yearbook Writing Staff, Chi Omega Sorority, Chi Omega Pledge Board, Chi Omega Philanthropy Board, Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Leader of the Year, Make-A-Wish Volunteer, Green Grove Volunteer, Hermitage Gardens Nursing Home Volunteer, Leap Frog Volunteer, Oxford Humane Society Volunteer, UM Big Event Volunteer
Favorite Thing About College
"My favorite part about college would definitely have to be my fellow students.  I have met people from all over the country, and it is so interesting to learn more about other places.  There is always someone new to meet!"
Advice to the 2015 The Good South Scholarship Applicants
"I would advise The Good South Scholarship applicants to embrace all the opportunities that college will offer.  There is no other time in your life in which you will have the chance to meet so many people and get involved in so many diverse organizations.  College is so rewarding when you take advantage of the wonderful things around you."
Jacob, pictured far right.
Case Western Reserve University Campus + Community Involvement
Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi Vice President of Recruitment, American Red Cross Volunteer, Empire Mock Trial Volunteer
Favorite Thing About College
"My brothers in the fraternity."
Advice to the 2015 The Good South Scholarship Applicants
"Academics are ultimately priority number one, but college is about so much more than that.  Join organizations outside of class immediately.  Don't worry about jumping in; it's the best way to make your experience fun.  In a job interview after school, you aren't going to be asked about your managerial accounting class, you'll be asked about your extracurriculars and the skills/knowledge you gained." 
Hira
Louisiana State University Campus + Community Involvement
LSU Rotaract Club, Volunteer LSU, Bengal Book Club, LSU Ambassador, Honors College Student Council, Volunteer LSU Community Bound, Volunteer LSU Healthcare, Environmental, and Baton Rouge Beautification Committees 
Favorite Thing About College
"My favorite thing about college is the fact that I am provided with countless opportunities to explore my interests and move outside my comfort zone.  As a freshman, I have already had the chance to work in the engineering and psychology departments, as well as in a biological sciences research lab.  In addition, I have found organizations that match my interests."
Advice to the 2015 The Good South Scholarship Applicants
"Take it slow.  College can be overwhelming at first, and students get sidetracked easily (myself included) by the need to do EVERYTHING.  Do not convince yourself that in order to be successful, you have to get involved in every single campus organization or program.  Academics must be your first priority. Once you have become accustomed to the workload and have established good time management skills, you can search for an organization/program that you are truly interested in, not just one that will look good on a resume."
Andrew, pictured right.
University of Mississippi Campus + Community Involvement
Associated Student Body Freshman Council, Humane Society Volunteer, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, UM Big Event Volunteer
Favorite Thing About College
"My favorite thing about college is all the people I have met and the friendships and connections I have made.  Also, I love there is always something to do, so there is never a dull moment, whether I am in my dorm room, on campus, or out in the town.  Also, the Ole Miss sporting events are top notch.  Can't get much better than Rebel athletics."
Advice to the 2015 The Good South Scholarship Applicants
"College is a chance to break out, so don't be shy.  Meet as many people as you can.  Get involved on the campus and in the area surrounding.  The college students you meet through community service are typically the people who care most about the college and want to make contributions for the long term."
We knew when we selected Olivia, Jacob, Hira, and Andrew they were extraordinary students, but they have far exceeded our expectations.  We are extremely proud to have them as our inaugural scholarship recipients and look forward to watching them succeed throughout their college careers.