Wal-Mart Grant Benefits COE Programs

Monday, August 31, 2009

The College of Education received an $80,000 grant from Wal-Mart that will benefit the Learning Festival; Improving Motivation, Performance, and Attitudes of Children and Teachers (IMPACT); and the Cherokee Rose Writing Program. All of these programs teach public and private school educators in elementary, middle and high schools how to be more effective in the classroom.

Larry Leverette, Wal-Mart marketing manager for the west Georgia area, said that Wal-Mart wants to improve education in any way possible.

“At Wal-Mart, we understand how critical education is to the lives and well-being of all Americans,” said Leverette. “In 2008, Wal-Mart and its foundation gave more than $66 million to fund continued support of students and opportunities in post-secondary education. By supporting education, the Wal-Mart Foundation ensures that the leaders of tomorrow have access to the quality education opportunities they need to be successful today.”

A staple of UWG, the COE’s mission is to provide excellence in the initial and advanced preparation of professionals for a variety of settings, to foster an innovative learning community and to empower a faculty committed to teaching and the creation and dissemination of knowledge.

For more information, call 678-839-6570 or visit http://coe.westga.edu.