Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bless the Cupcakes Down in Africa

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

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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:

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