SECU Extends Dr. Pepper Education Abroad Awards to 28 Students


Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Southeastern Conference (SEC)

President of Bravo Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama, since 2002, Ramon Arias manages more than 800 employees. A football and soccer enthusiast, Birmingham’s Ramon Arias has a keen interest in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

In 2005, the SEC established SECU, an academic initiative with a focus on study abroad. Recently, SECU announced the 2016-17 recipients of its Dr. Pepper Education Abroad Awards.

More than two dozen students from SEC universities, such as the University of Alabama and Mississippi State University, are being given the opportunity to study abroad in faculty-led programs during the 2016-17 academic school year, thanks to a large contribution from the Dr. Pepper company. To qualify for the award, students must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to academic success.

This year’s winners are studying in an array of countries, including Italy, France, Ghana, Jamaica, and South Korea. To learn more about SECU’s academic programs, visit the official website at


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