Multicultural Achievement Awards Ceremony


782 minority and multicultural students from UWG and 16 area high school students will be recognized for their academic achievements. MAP will award the ACE Awards to the UWG junior and senior with the highest GPA, the Academic Achievement Awards to students with a 3.25 or higher, and the Academic Excellence Awards to juniors and seniors with a 3.75 or higher. 

This year, the Helena Harbridge International Student-Athlete Award will be presented, recognizing the international student-athlete with the best combination of athletic performance, classroom achievement, team work, team spirit, and community involvement.

The speaker for the evening is Dr. Bette’ Ford. Dr. Ford is a first year pediatric specialty training resident at Morehouse School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of West Georgia in 2009 where she majored in chemistry and minored in biology. While attending UWG, Dr. Ford was involved in multiple research projects, tutored at the EXCEL center, a member of MAPs and AMSA, received many awards, scholarships and a graduate of the honors college. After college, she completed a one-year research fellowship in HIV at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Ford obtained her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, WI in 2014. She holds a special focus in pediatrics and has interest in a fellowship in neonatology.

For more information concerning the 31st Annual Academic Awards Ceremony, please contact Ashley Lewis, Associate Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, 678-839-5400.