25 Years of MAP Tonight

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Multicultural Achievement Program at the UWG will host its 25th annual Academic Awards Ceremony tonight at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The guest speaker for the event is Dr. Jacqueline Michael, the first coordinator for the MAP program at UWG. Michael, who retired from the University System of Georgia as an administrator, will provide a historical perspective of the program.

Receiving awards for academic excellence will be more than 400 minority and multicultural students from the university and 19 high schools. MAP coordinators will award ACE Awards to the UWG junior and senior with the highest grade point average, the Academic Achievement Awards to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and the Academic Excellence Awards to juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The Helena Harbridge International Student-Athlete Award will also be presented and will recognize the international student athlete with the best combination of athletic performance, classroom achievement, teamwork, team spirit and community involvement.

Area high schools participating in the event include Oak Mountain Academy and Temple, Villa Rica, Mt. Zion, Central, Haralson County, Bowdon, Carrollton and Bremen High Schools.

For more information, call 678-839-6280.