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Isabel Rutledge

Isabel Rutledge

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Rutledge discovered FACS as a fifth grader through 4-H and credits the college for creating a family atmosphere.

Hometown

Stockbridge, Ga.

Major

Consumer Economics (Financial Planning Emphasis) and General Business through the Terry College of Business

Activities and Honors

Graduating Magna Cum Laude; FACS spring convocation Student Challenge Speaker; HOPE Scholarship Recipient; Georgia Access Scholarship Recipient; President of the University of Georgia Griffin Campus Student Ambassadors; Presidential Scholar; Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society Member (FACS Honor Society); Student Financial Planning Association Member; The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member; Blue Key National Honor Society, Nominee; Diversity & Inclusion Symposium Round Table Student Speaker; Virtual Diversity Round Table Meeting Student Speaker; 2020 National LINC Conference by TD Ameritrade Delegate; Anne Montgomery Haltiwanger International Study Abroad Award recipient; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member

Why I chose my major

As a previous Georgia 4-H’er, I was first exposed to FACS as a fifth grader. I always enjoyed competing in Consumer Judging, and I wanted to continue my education in the field of consumer sciences through college. When I found out Consumer Economics was offered at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus, I knew that was the path meant for me to take. I selected the Financial Planning Emphasis because I wanted to be able to help others live a financially sound life.

What I like most about FACS

My time as a student in FACS has been nothing short of amazing. My favorite part about FACS is the faculty and staff. I was only 17 years old when I first met Professor Effie Antonoudi, who was the FACS advisor for the Griffin Campus at the time. I would not be where I am today without her continuous support. The faculty and staff go above and beyond to help their students learn, grow, and succeed. They make you feel at home. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful FACS family.

Post-graduation plans

After graduation, I hope to work for the University of Georgia and pursue a master’s degree. I am excited to see what God has in store for my next chapter.

Photo credit: Images by Amie Photography

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