Murphy Center for Public Service
The Thomas B. Murphy Center for Public Service at the University of West Georgia is a university based center that promotes a interdisciplinary approach to providing significant public outreach assistance and training. The mission of the Center is to assist government, not-for-profit agencies, and community organizations in meeting their responsibilities to citizens in the West Georgia area by providing high quality outreach services, drawing upon he expertise of University faculty from many disciplines. The Center works closely with organizations throughout the region to provide training and professional development, applied research and technical assistance as well as civic education. The Thomas B. Murphy Center for Public Service is committed to advancing sound public policy and public affairs research and training, and to providing a significant contribution to the learning community at the University of West Georgia.
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Distinguished Service Award
On September 22nd, the Murphy Center presented State Representative Mark Butler (R-Carrollton) with the Distinguished Service Award. The award is given by the Murphy Center to citizens who display excellence in public service to the University and to the West Georgia community.
Dr. Robert Sanders professor of political science says "Butler is receiving the award because of his legislative and financial support for the University as a member of the Georgia Legislature, he is valued supporter of the University and has shown his commitment by supporting many projects including the new Coliseum, which will open January 2009." Butler was elected into the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002 as a District 18 representative for all parts of Carroll and Haralson counties.