YAC Officers

Officers for the Young Alumni Council are elected to one-year terms form a slate presented by the nominating committee and/or candidates that may be nominated from the floor at the annual meeting.

Emily Jones '11 '12 - LaGrange

Degrees: Bachelors of Science in Education: Special Education General Curriculum and Masters in Education: Special Education General Curriculum

Emily Jones is a second year special education teacher who has dedicated her life to service. She reaches out for volunteer opportunities in the special education world. She also volunteers in her free time with the Young Alumni Council for the University of West Georgia. As a young alumni, she enjoys networking with others at events and meeting new people to spread her love of West Georgia. She met her husband, Jonathan Jones, Class of 2008 while studying for her undergraduate degree. Jonathan is currently employed as a dental milling associate in LaGrange, Georgia.


Vice President
Brittany Jorge '10 - Vinings

Degree: Bachelors of Arts in History


Clint Backstrom '09 - Carrollton

Degree: Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting  


Alex Alawabdy '09 - Atlanta

Degrees: Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance

Past President
Wes Kirkbride '07 - Atlanta

Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

Wes is currently a student at UWG, working on his Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling with a focus in Community Counseling and will graduate in Fall of 2014. He is an Academic Advisor for the Computational Media Program at Georgia Tech. He previously worked as an Academic Advisor at Georgia State University as well as the University of West Georgia. Wes regularly volunteers at Buckhead Church through helping with guest services as well as various community events throughout the year. He has also volunteered at the HOPE House in Carrollton, an organization that helps homeless men in the Carrollton area. In his free time he enjoys running and has participated in various races including his first half marathon this past November. Wes is an active Alumnus and is looking foward to what is in store for the future of UWG.