UGA alumna and entrepreneur Michelle Blue to speak to students interested in study abroad
Athens, Ga. — University of Georgia alumna Michelle Blue will give a talk and answer questions about how her study abroad experience in Ghana influenced her to co-found Bené Scarves, a for-profit philanthropic company. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held on April 3, 7-8:30 p.m., in room 213 of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center (MLC). The talk is sponsored by the Education Abroad Ambassadors student organization, which works with the Office of International Education to promote student opportunities abroad.
Blue graduated from the University of Georgia in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and fashion merchandising. As a sophomore, Blue participated in an education abroad program in Ghana, and was inspired to give back and empower girls through educational opportunities. She co-founded Bené Scarves in 2013, and is committed to providing education to girls in Ghana through sponsorship of tuition, books, supplies, and uniforms. Her company's motto is "buy a scarf, educate a girl." If you are interested in learning more, visit the Bené Scarves website.
About the Education Abroad Ambassadors
The Education Abroad Ambassadors are a registered student organization with a mission to promote study abroad on campus and create a community of returned students. The Ambassadors host events and workshops for past and prospective study abroad students, complete community service projects, and are in the process of fundraising to provide passport scholarship funding for students.