Thursday, June 25, 2009
Three women in the Evans family have the rare opportunity to boast about uniquely similar achievements. Georgia Evans ’87 ’06 and her daughters, Cari Evans Low ’01 and Leigh Evans Whitton ’05, are all UWG alumni who have earned their doctoral degrees.
Evans went on to earn her specialist degree and then her Ed.D. at UWG, becoming one of the first students to complete the doctoral program in three years.
After retiring from West Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency, Evans said she “flunked retirement” and currently works as a performance consultant for the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement.
Her daughters also attended UWG and earned chemistry degrees with honors. Low received her medical degree from Emory University in 2005 and completed her residency in internal medicine there last summer. She is currently working with New York Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell University as a hospitalist physician, and academic clinical instructor for Columbia’s medical school and residency department of Internal Medicine.
Whitton received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) from Emory last May. She received the Director’s Award of Excellence, the highest award given to physical therapy students, and graduated at the top of her class. She is currently employed as a physical therapist for Emory Crawford Long.
Attending UWG became an inspiration to earn a degree beyond the ordinary for mother and daughters. For more information on the College of Education and Department of Chemistry, go to http://coe.westga.edu/ or http://www.westga.edu/~chem/.