Annexstad Dinner Unites Scholarship Founders and Recipients

Representatives from the Annexstad Family Foundation, including co-founders Al and Cathy Annexstad, recently enjoyed an evening with the UGA students who receive their foundation’s need-based scholarships. Al addressed the group briefly, reminding them of what an accomplishment it is to be accepted to UGA, which he called “the Harvard of the South.” The scholars also taught Al how to “Call the Dawgs” in preparation for Saturday’s football game against Tennessee.

This was the first visit to campus for Al and Cathy, whose foundation supports 12 students who have overcome serious adversity in their lives and would otherwise not have been able to afford a college education. The dinner provided a chance for fellowship and an opportunity for the students to share some of their accomplishments: shadowing neuroscientists and observing brain surgeries as part of a summer internship, graduating with an engineering degree and choosing between three job offers, and preparing for a string of job interviews that includes Amazon and Google.