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Hometown: Colbert, GeorgiaAnna Rice

Major: Senior Elementary Education major

Graduating: December 2020

Please list your University highlights, achievements, leadership and awards.

  • Student Government Association (2018-2020)
  • Zephyr (2017-2018)
  • President’s List (3 semesters)
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
    • Historian (2018)
    • Director of Philanthropy (2019)
  • GSW Marshal (2018-2020)

What makes GSW special?
In my opinion, GSW is special because of the people. I have met so many influential people such as faculty, staff, friends, etc. since I began college at GSW. The relationships I’ve made will always hold a special place in my heart.

Tell us more about something you’re involved with on campus.
Over the last four years, I have been very actively involved in my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. I have developed more leadership potential, knowledge, communication skills, and genuine friendships than I ever thought was possible. I will forever be thankful for this organization.

Why did you choose your major?
I chose my major after realizing I had a true passion for helping kids succeed. I love spending each day in the classroom and building relationships with young learners. I have thoroughly enjoyed the education program at GSW! Each class I have taken has made me realize that I definitely chose the best major for me.

What is your plan after graduation?
After I graduate this December, I plan to take a position teaching elementary school around the Athens, Georgia area. During this time, I will continue my education while getting my master’s degree online.

What is your favorite memory or experience you’ve had at GSW?
I have so many wonderful experiences from being at GSW that it’s hard to pick just one. Overall, I would say my best times came from living on campus with my best friends and being able to make countless memories each day.

What are your most used emojis?
My most used emoji is easily the laughing emoji because I’m constantly laughing at something.

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