Scholarship Broadens Horizons
Thank You for Your Gift
“I am so grateful to the Unger Family for giving me such an amazing opportunity and an experience that I will remember forever.”
Mary Keegan, ’14
“I never dreamed I could have such a big impact on someone’s life, especially as a college student.”
Estefania Mones, ’13
“I was very excited to receive the Michael Bugg’s Leadership Scholarship because it meant that my dedication and leadership qualities were recognized.”
Nicole Del Bene, ’13
“I am so proud of Flagler College! The 'Little College that Could' is the greatest!”
Longtime benefactor of Flagler College leaves $2.5 million bequest to the College
“Flagler has been the best experience for me because I was able to network... I have worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New Orleans Saints, which is something that makes me very proud.”
Eric Strasser, ’12
Mary Keegan, '14, Business Administration/Spanish
Mary Keegan says Flagler College has given her more opportunities in just one year than she could have ever imagined. Keegan was able to travel to Costa Rica for five weeks thanks to the Unger Family Study Abroad Scholarship.
The scholarship was established in 2008 to “recognize a student’s pursuit of excellence by broadening his or her educational and life experiences beyond borders.”
Brian and Jacki Unger, parents of Rachel Unger, ‘06, say “We are proud and honored to support a student’s desire to ‘experience the world’ while he or she pursues a world-class education at Flagler College.”
Keegan said it’s the extra support provided by the scholarship, and alumni in general, that gave her an extra edge.
“The Flagler community and alumni are all such great and generous people and continue to return to Flagler to give back to the students through scholarships and personal one-on-one meetings,” Keegan said.
While in Costa Rica, Keegan was able to develop her Spanish language skills. She says the trip led her to change her Spanish minor to a major; she will also earn a degree in business administration.
“Because of this trip, I know that Spanish is in my future,” Keegan said. “And I wouldn’t have had this incredible experience if it weren’t for Flagler College and the Unger Scholarship.”
Keegan says she will never forget her opportunity to study abroad. “I learned more in five weeks in Costa Rica than I learned in the 10 years that I have been taking Spanish classes,” she said. “I am so grateful to the Unger Family for giving me such an amazing opportunity and an experience that I will remember forever.”
Keegan is a member of Spanish Cultural Club, the Student Government Association, and serves on the executive board of Phi Alpha Omega, Flagler’s women’s community service organization.