ITS Community Service Recognition
ITS’s Vicki Rogers Helps Rally the Members of Carroll County Together to Fight Cancer!
Relay for Life is an overnight event that brings our community together to help support the American Cancer Society and its lifesaving mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Vicki has been actively involved with Relay in many capacities including team member, team captain, county planning committee and Entertainment and Activities Chair for 15 years! Vicki first participated in Relay as a community service project through a former employer. When her grandmother (who was also Vicki’s best friend) was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 and lost her battle that same year she became more passionate about the cause. An additional motivator came with her own cancer diagnosis in 2005. This year Vicki proudly walked her survivor lap for the 5th time! “It is personal for me to fight to see an end to this disease. I want to live to see my children grow up, meet my grandchildren, grow old with my husband of 18 years.” says Vicki, “We just have to keep talking about it, keep raising money, keep walking, and keep fighting!”
Rolanda Farmer helps restore historic images for the Bowdon City Hall Exhibit
Clay Speaks to Local High School Students
Mr. Matthew Clay, ITS Operations, along with 6 other community leaders, was invited to speak to a group of local high school students attending the Community Leadership Education Workshop (C.L.E.W.) on March 25, 2010. Five top students from each of the local Carroll County and Carrollton City High Schools were nominated to attend this day long leadership workshop by their principal. This is the 5th year that Matthew has been invited to speak.
Front L-R: David Daniels, Chick fil-A, Local Owner/Operator; Terry Langley, Sheriff Carroll County; Becky Nelson, UWG Admissions; Karen Lingrel, UWG Career Employment Back L-R: Steve Hester, Chick fil-A, Corporate; Matthew Clay, UWG ITS; Fred O'Neal, Edward Jones Investments
Project Scarves for the Special Olympics Athletes!
Through an email sent to Project Linus 'blanketeers', Brenda was asked to produce scarves for the Special Olympics opening Ceremony - taking place on January 15th. It wasn't very much notice, but with a shout out to our campus at large, UWG's faculty, staff, their extended family, friends and a girl scout with a knitting machine, we set to work. On January 11th, Brenda took 33 scarves to a Special Olympics representative who was collecting them (see pictures). In total, the Project Linus blanketeers managed to deliver around 290 scarves! Many thanks to everybody who participated!
Recognizing Outstanding Community Service
University of West Georgia, ITS employee and Oak Mountain Academy soccer coach, Vedat Gunay, leads team to victory!