Dept. Arts and Sciences

MGA Student’s Unexpected Move Across Country Won’t Derail Her Degree

In late February, Sara Lynn Slagle got an offer she did not want to refuse.

A modeling agency offered the Middle Georgia State University student, a professional model since she was a junior at Macon’s First Presbyterian Day School, a chance to work in Los Angeles for two or three months – maybe longer. She could build her portfolio (her “book,” as they refer to it in the modeling industry) and potentially make some serious money.


Sara Lynn Slagle in one of the photos in her modeling portfolio.

But Slagle, 21, is enrolled at MGA this semester as she works toward a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Dropping out was not an option. “I definitely want to finish my degree,” she said.

Read more about how Slagle balances her academics with an expanding modeling career.