Press Room

September 2014

Richards College of Business Dean Nominated for Two Leadership Awards (9/22/2014)

The University of West Georgia is proud to announce that Dean of the Richards College of Business and Sewell Chair of Private Enterprise Dr. Faye McIntyre is among the finalists for both the Turknett Leadership Character Award and the Oxford Center Academic Leadership for Entrepreneurs Award. Both awards seek to recognize individuals who consistently demonstrate leadership, character and integrity. 

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UWise Named a 2014 STEM Education Award Finalist by the Technology Association of Georgia (9/17/2014)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, announced today that UWise is a Finalist in the post-secondary outreach category for the 2014 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Awards. 

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Former Governor Zell Miller Visits UWG (9/11/2014)

The University of West Georgia welcomed former Governor Zell Miller and his wife Shirley on Friday September 5, 2014. Governor and Mrs. Miller were joined by Judge Mike and Carol Murphy, Regent Larry Walker and his wife Janice, Mayor Wayne Garner and his son Griffin and the Honorable Dink NeSmith for lunch and a tour following the signing of the Thomas B. Murphy Memorial Endowment. The distinguished group toured Speaker Thomas B. Murphy’s replica office in the Ingram Library sharing memories of the late Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives before the official signing. 

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UWG, West Georgia Technical College Sign Transfer Articulation Agreement (9/11/2014)

The University of West Georgia and West Georgia Technical College signed a new articulation agreement that allows both institutions to provide educational opportunities for currently enrolled and potential students. The agreement was signed by Dr. Kyle Marrero, UWG president; Mr. Steve G. Daniel, WGTC president; Mr. Pat Hannon, WGTC vice president for Academic Affairs; and Dr. J. Micheal Crafton, UWG provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. 

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Heaberlin Appointed as Senior Director, Chief Administrative Officer of Off-Campus Programs (9/10/2014)

The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Heaberlin as senior director and chief administrative officer of Off-Campus Programs. Based at the UWG Newnan center, Dr. Heaberlin will be responsible for spearheading the growth and success of UWG Newnan as it moves to its historic downtown location in 2015. He will also be responsible for UWG’s Douglasville sites and other off-campus locations. 

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Inauguration of UWG's Seventh President, Dr. Kyle Marrero (9/4/2014)

Although he’s been at the helm at the University of West Georgia for a little over a year now, Dr. Kyle Marrero will be officially sworn in as the 7th president throughout a series of inauguration and homecoming celebration events September 18-20.   

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UWG Holds Exhibit to Honor Lillian Williams (9/2/2014)

The University of West Georgia presents “Lillian Williams: Celebrating Her Life and Legacy,” an exhibit to honor the first African-American student to enroll at West Georgia College. The exhibit will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m. in UWG’s Ingram Library. This free and public exhibit will include a documentary video and panel exhibit highlighting Williams’ life as an accomplished wife, mother, teacher and student.  

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