Student Spotlight – Bria McMillan

By: Jim Cox



This week the Spotlight shines on Bria McMillan, a student from the Temple Annapolis in Annapolis, Maryland. Bria was recently awarded a $3,500 scholarship from the Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation administered by the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation.

“I did make it to cosmetology school finally at 30 years old, and if nobody would ever be proud of me, I’m going to be proud of me! I am like Mr. Gorman. I made it through the toughest of times, just like he did.”

His family formed the Jerry Alexander Gorman Foundation in his memory in 2015. The foundation was created with its main emphasis on awarding scholarships for students, specifically to those living in lower income families, to support their education to any discipline within the professional beauty industry.

About the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation: With a mission to elevate, educate and empower, Beauty Changes Lives is uniting the industry and building awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities in the beauty, wellness, and massage therapy industries. Learn more at or find us on Facebook and Instagram.

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