Why I Give

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Why I Give

Lucy Reid

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“I give to the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the 4-H Foundation as I am so appreciative of all that was offered to me during my student years. I want to give back and help others so they can have the opportunities and experiences that I had.”

—Lucy Reid (BSHE ’82, MS ’84)

Lucy Reid is a President’s Club level Annual Fund donor who gives to the Department of Food Science and Technology and to 4-H. As the director of scientific and regulatory affairs for Coca-Cola Refreshments, her life revolves around science, regulations, beverages, communications, family and Georgia football.

Reid’s interest in food started way before she attended UGA. A Mitchell County native who grew up on a peanut farm, Reid got involved with her local 4-H program in fifth grade. She knew she wanted to do something in food as a career but didn’t know about food science before 4-H.

“4-H is what prepared me for my job here at Coke,” Reid says. “Without my 4-H communication skills, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

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