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Carolina and Leiber Scholar

Freshman Elizabeth Wilson of Georgetown has been accepted to study international business at the Moore School Business. Her goal? A triple major that includes management and marketing. A Carolina Scholar and Lieber Scholar who was accepted into the Honors College, Wilson attended the send-off with her father, Laurin, her mother, Cynthia, brother, Preston, and friend Chris Shumburg.

Darla Moore
Darla Moore

“We have been impressed with the overall organization of the University, and how thorough the orientation process is,” Laurin Wilson said.

Elizabeth and her family have been visiting the University campus for three years. One summer, she attended a weeklong Wachovia Scholars Program for high school students. During the program, she and the other students wrote business plans and created their own commercial. The students also met Moore School of Business benefactor and financial expert Darla Moore.

'Better value'

Freshman Brandon Truss of North Myrtle Beach, who will be studying chemistry for premedicine, said he chose Carolina over other universities in state because “this University has better value” in what it offers academically.

"That’s important for students like me," said Truss, who has received a Pell Grant in addition to scholarships from Palmetto Fellows and the International Association of Firefighters.

A Gamecock football fan, Truss will have a great view of the games this fall: he will be playing trombone in the marching band.

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Posted: 07/23/09 @ 12:00 PM | Updated: 10/26/09 @ 3:18 PM | Permalink

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