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Misty Evans Endowed Scholarship Fund Established

by Sheryl Marlar

The University of West Georgia will once again benefit from the generosity of others with the establishment of the Misty Evans Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund was established by Misty’s husband, Scott Evans, and her sister, Danielle Tackett, to serve as a lasting tribute to her dedication to her family and community.

Misty Evans Endowed Scholarship Fund Established

Danielle Tackett and Scott Evans

After graduating from Haralson County High School, Misty received her bachelor’s in psychology in 2002 from the University of West Georgia, followed by her master’s degree in 2004.

“Education was important to her,” Scott said. “There are a lot of people in this area who can’t get an education, it just isn’t an option, so I hope this will help someone.”

Misty had a strong love for animals. That love was shown daily in her service to the West Georgia Spay Neuter Clinic, where she served as director. She was also a member of the Carrollton First United Methodist Church.

According to Dave Fraboni, vice president for university advancement, this gift will help generations to come to have the opportunity for an education.

“What a great legacy, to keep Misty’s memory very much alive,” he commented.

The fund will be awarded to female psychology undergraduate students with overall GPAs of 2.50 or higher who are active in community service, preferably in animal welfare organizations.

“This is so significant,” said Jeff Reber, associate professor of psychology. “We serve a large number of the underserved population. They have financial and advising needs. This will open doors for them, and they will be so grateful to know of Misty’s care for her community.”


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Posted: February 24, 2016

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