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Breaking barriers - Alumni Profiles
March 2013 Issue
Margaret Davis Vaughn grew up dreaming of attending a historically black college and pledging a black sorority. But Vaughn’s parents and school officials in her hometown of Madison, Ga., envisioned a different future for the Pearl High School valedictorian. “My decision to go to UGA was not my decision,” says Vaughn (BBA ’70), who was the first African-American female to receive an undergraduate degree from the Terry College of Business. “But because UGA provided an excellent educational opportunity and lasting friendships, I am thankful they made that decision for me.” Vaughn entered UGA soon after Harold Black and Tyrone Barnett had become Terry’s first black graduates in 1966. She and her college roommate were among the first students to live in Brumby Hall. After classes, Vaughn would socialize with other African-American students at Memorial Hall, but she felt isolated from the rest of the student body. As Vaughn succeeded in the classroom, the social climate began to change as a few …
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