UWG Honors First African-American Student with Dedication Ceremony

UWG Honors First African-American Student with Dedication Ceremony

During 2014 Alumni Weekend, the University of West Georgia held a dedication ceremony honoring Lillian Williams, the first African-American student to enroll and graduate from then West Georgia College. Community members and leaders joined UWG faculty, staff and students in paying tribute to Lillian and her family through the dedication of a campus oak tree in her name. The oak, located on Front Campus Drive, is a reminder of her courage, strength and passion for education. Dr. Kyle Marrero, UWG president, offered opening remarks and spoke on the importance of Lillian’s legacy.  “Today we are honoring Mrs. Lillian Williams and her contribution and legacy that she has already made to not only Carrollton and our university, but to future students,” Dr. Marrero says. 

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