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WCHP Students Awarded ADF Scholarships

The Abbie DeLoach Foundation (ADF) awarded 17 scholarships with five of the scholarships going to students in the Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) during its 7th annual scholarship class luncheon held April 14 at the Savannah Golf Club. The event celebrated recipients’ academic excellence, exemplary service work and/or athletic commitment.

The following WCHP students were named in the ADF Class of 2023:

  • Jarrett Brown, major exercise science
  • Maddie Black, major nursing
  • Deja Gillans, major nursing
  • Madilyn Moye, major nursing
  • Alexis Reed, major nursing

About the Abbie DeLoach Foundation

The Abbie DeLoach Foundation (ADF) is named for Savannah, Georgia, native Abbie DeLoach, who was one of five Georgia Southern University nursing students tragically killed in a tractor-trailer collision on April 22, 2015. ADF was founded by Abbie’s father, Jimmy DeLoach Jr., in 2016 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. ADF has proudly presented $1.25 million in scholarships to 106 recipients reflecting the qualities that exemplified her life — a love of nursing, education, athleticism and world missions. In addition, ADF has built an international home for women in Abbie’s name, with $90,000 invested to stop the exploitation of women. The mission of the foundation is to continue Abbie’s legacy of selfless service to others, generosity, academic and athletic achievement, and compassion for all. It is headquartered in Savannah. For more information, visit


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