Gage Woolley has been working at UC since 2011. He started as a peer leader in First Year Experience and is now a Student Orientation Leader (SOL). Gage has introduced more than 4,000 new students to the University of Cincinnati and has helped ease them through their college transition. After hesitating to get more involved, Gage explains his feelings on becoming a SOL. “It turned me into someone confident again. It turned me into someone vibrant again. It turned me into me again. Thanks to the great and diverse co-workers around me, I grew from them and their experiences.” Gage is now involved in other UC activities including Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Inter-Fraternity Council, and Phi Rho Chi Men’s Honorary. When he is not busy with UC activities, he likes to volunteer as a soccer coach and Sunday School teacher. Gage plans to graduate in April 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in social work and Spanish.
Determination of the award is based on enrollment status, demonstrated need for the scholarship, work as a student employee, a GPA of 3.0 or better, and supervisor review and comments. The scholarship is awarded annually. For information about donating to the Larry Elsasser Memorial Scholarship Fund, contact the UC Foundation.