Press Room

August 2014

David H. Hovey Faculty Fellowship Established (8/29/2014)

The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce the Hardy and Merryl McCalman Foundation recently made a donation to the University of West Georgia Foundation for the David H. Hovey Faculty Fellowship at the Richards College of Business. The endowment honors Dr. David H. Hovey, Jr., former dean of Richards College of Business at UWG, who passed away on August 25, 2013, at the age of 71. 

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UWG Receives Additional Funding for Newnan Renovations (8/13/2014)

The University of West Georgia will continue to hold classes in its current Newnan location at the Shenandoah Industrial Park throughout the 2014-2015 academic year after identifying new funding opportunities for the continued renovation of the historic Newnan Hospital. The new campus will be ready for classes in August 2015 and may offer limited classes in mid-summer based on demand. 

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UWG Newnan Receives a Donation from Past Director’s Family (8/1/2014)

UWG Newnan continues to receive donations to help with its ongoing reconstruction project of the historic Newnan Hospital. Barbara Tornow and her children, Kelli and Brett, made a generous contribution to UWG Newnan by donating the funds to name a conference room for the new building, as well as a scholarship for students attending the Newnan Center. Both donations were made in memory of UWG Newnan’s former director, Robin G. Tornow, known by most as Rob. 

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uCode Gets Kids Programming Early (8/1/2014)

The University of West Georgia is launching an informal coding club to help kids and young adults, ages seven to 17, grow their computer programming skills. The first session will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, from 1 – 4 p.m. in the UWG Education Center 2 and 3 and will be followed by an additional 11 monthly gatherings on the second Saturday of each month, concluding in July 2015.

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