Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bless the Cupcakes Down in Africa

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 10:16 AM

kelsey_mckinny.jpg

We're pretty darn impressed by UA senior Kelsey McKinney, who's set to open the first cupcake bakery and coffee shop in Tanzania by August of 2012:

Kelsey McKinney is fulfilling the dream of a lifetime by establishing the first and only gourmet cupcake bakery and coffee shop in Tanzania.

It took acceptance into the Arizona Assurance scholarship program, two years of college, a scholarship to study abroad and a positive reflection on a childhood that might lead others to despair for University of Arizona senior Kelsey McKinney to find her passion.

That passion has led her to Tanzania, where she will finish her UA studies online and graduate in May along with the first cohort of Arizona Assurance scholars. There, she plans to fulfill a lifetime dream and open up a cupcake bakery and coffee shop.

Read more of Kelsey's story on UANews.

In honor of her achievement, let's listen to some Toto:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Allie Leach

  • Let Me Entertain You

    Black Cherry Burlesque celebrate seven years of turning on Tucson audiences
    • Feb 14, 2013
  • Bam Bina

    Brooke Lo Turco
    • Sep 22, 2011
  • City Week

    The Three Musketeers!; Bees!; Horses!; Baseball!
    • Aug 25, 2011
  • More »
Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
Slow Flow Yoga

Slow Flow Yoga @ Floor Polish

Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Frida: Portraits by Nickolas Muray

Tucson Botanical Gardens and Etherton Gallery are collaborating to bring the photography show Frida: Portraits by Nickolas… More

@ Tucson Botanical Gardens Oct. 10-May 31, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 2150 N. Alvernon Way.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. The Weekly List: 15 Things To Do in Tucson in the Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Keep On Poppin' On: Pop-Up Shops Gain Popularity in Tucson as Entrepreneurs use the Concept to Reinvent Their Craft (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Cinema Clips: Sandy Wexler (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Zona Politics Tonight: Councilman Steve Kozachik and Metro Chamber Prez Mike Varney (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Trouble in Republican City Over Voucher Expansion? (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation