Spring Hill College is pleased to announce Nora Brooks ‘20 as the recipient of the inaugural Zarzaur Law, P.A. Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a junior who exemplifies attributes of an emerging leader.
The Zarzaur Law, P.A. Endowed Scholarship was established in the spring of 2018 by Pensacola, Florida personal injury attorney Joe Zarzaur ‘93 at his 25th class reunion. While a student at Spring Hill College, Zarzaur was a student government leader who developed a commitment to service for others. His law firm supports numerous causes in the Pensacola/Northwest Florida area seeking to provide a better life for injured victims and those killed by the negligence of others. “Spring Hill is a special place for me and created some of the most endearing, intellectual and personal relationships any person could have,” Zarzaur said.
Brooks, an academic all-star basketball player from St. Louis, came to The Hill to pursue a career in basketball but, when multiple stress fractures suddenly ended her career, her plans shifted. "I realized Spring Hill was part of my life for a different reason," Brooks said. "In the spring of my freshman year, I quit basketball per the recommendations of my doctors and joined a sorority. Around the same time, I joined the inaugural Business Club executive board. I ended the chapter of basketball in my life, but little did I know my Spring Hill College story was only just beginning."
Brooks is now the President of the Business Club, a cabinet member of the SGA, where she and the President have exciting plans for campus, Vice President of her sorority and a member of the Foley Community Service Center – all while achieving excellent grades with a business major in Management and Marketing and a minor in Graphic Design.
The goal of the Zarzaur Law, P.A. Endowed Scholarship is to inspire students to focus on traits such as decisiveness, accountability, confidence and inspiration. Zarzaur is actively contributing to help build the next great generation of leaders for the College and for the communities for which they will serve after graduation – a servant leader for today and for tomorrow.