Tuesday, July 28, 2009
UWG celebrated the creation of the Brooks O. Pittman Science Scholarship, established in Pittman’s memory by daughter Dorothy E. Pittman and grandchildren Dorothy Ann Miller, William Pittman Miller, Margaret Bain Pittman Adams and Kenneth Brooks Pittman Adams. The scholarship will benefit students majoring in chemistry, mathematics or physics.
Brooks Pittman taught mathematics and coached football at Carrollton High School in 1929. After serving in World War II, he returned to Carrollton to teach at West Georgia College from 1947 until his death in 1952.
He helped design and plan the building to house the science department, which later became the Geography Building and then the Geosciences Building.
“West Georgia was such an important part of my father’s life, so I thought this would be a great way to celebrate his memory and keep it alive,” said Pittman.
To be eligible for the Brooks O. Pittman Science Scholarship, students must major in chemistry, math or physics, be a Georgia resident and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.
For more information on the Pittman Science Scholarship and other scholarship and giving opportunities, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 678-839-6582.