Rust CPA hopeful wins scholarship


Special to the Advocate

Brigetta C. Buck, 21, knew at an early age that she had to work hard academically in order to get into college.

The Sarah native grew up 20 miles south of Senatobia and attended Coldwater High School. Accounting was her favorite subject, and good grades led her to Rust College.

 “I knew that I had to go to college to get enough hours to obtain my CPA license,” said Buck, who came to Rust in fall 2006.

Rewarded for her academic devotion, Buck was the recipient of the Land Bank of North Mississippi/Farm Credit Bank Scholarship which will partially fund her four years at Rust, a value worth approximately $2,500 annually.

 “Both my best friend and high school sweetheart were attending Rust, so I decided to apply. I was fortunate enough to receive an academic scholarship,” said Buck, a senior majoring in Business Education with a minor in Accounting.

Rust is on the module system, which is just fine with Brigetta. She loves the fact that you only have to do eight weeks per class, and not a whole semester.

 “Without a college education it would be almost impossible for anyone to get a job. Education is one of the most important things in life,” said Buck, who has maintained a 3.44 GPA.

After completing her degree at Rust, Buck is looking forward to graduate school, becoming a CPA and teaching.