Lakelyn Taylor graduated in May 2017 with a degree in communication studies and Spanish. Due to the generosity of Dr. Elliott and Mrs. Bonnie Pood, she was able to worry less about school expenses and spend more time focused on her academic pursuits.
“I was privileged to be awarded the Elliott and Bonnie Pood Communication Studies Scholarship, which provided validation of my work in the department and encouragement for my future academic endeavors,” Lakelyn said.
Funded through the proceeds of Dr. Pood’s life insurance policy, the scholarship benefits outstanding undergraduate students majoring in communication studies. Because of that support, Lakelyn received an exceptional undergraduate education that has helped her thrive in graduate study as she pursues a master’s degree in communication studies at the University of Central Florida. Following completion of her degree, she plans to work as a communication consultant,
“I want to express my sincere thanks to the donors who support scholarships at Southern Miss,” Lakelyn said. “They enable students like