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New study-abroad fund to honor slain alumna and French honor student

Following the tragic death of alumna Meredith Emerson, who professors called  an outstanding student of French language, literature and culture, a fund is being established in her memory at UGA to support students studying abroad in French-speaking countries.

When fully endowed, the Meredith Hope Emerson Memorial Fund for Study Abroad will be given to a UGA student each year for study in a French-speaking country, with preference given to current and former residents of the French Language Community.

Tax deductible gifts to the Meredith Hope Emerson Memorial Award for Study Abroad can be made by check or credit card. Make checks payable to the Arch Foundation and write “Meredith Emerson” in the memo line. Send checks to Suzi Wong (gifts officer for the Romance languages department at UGA) c/o the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, 124 Old College, UGA, Athens, GA. 30602. To make donations by credit card, go to, click on “contribute now” and donate to the Romance languages account. Follow all links and at the “checkout” point, in the box for indicating special designation, write “in memory of Meredith Emerson.”

For gifts of stock, matching gifts or other questions, call Wong at (706) 542-9867.