Wednesday, January 09, 2008
UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna received the Cornerstone Award, one of the highest honors given by the University System of Georgia, for his determination, vision and success in pursuing the master plan of UWG. Linda Daniels, architect and vice chancellor of facilities, presented the award to Sethna at a USG conference.
“I admire West Georgia’s careful and deliberate planning with primary consideration of their mission in a holistic and visionary way,” said Daniels. “The university is working first with their community, the community of Carrollton, as a partner to establish the vision and potential for future growth of the campus and establishing a solid cornerstone to enhance student success.”
The Cornerstone Award is not an annual award and is given for achieving extraordinary accomplishments in the university system. The construction of the Health and Wellness Center, the expansion of the geosciences building, the gift of 220 acres from the city of Carrollton, plans for a new athletic complex and stadium and a record enrollment for the fall semester were contributing factors in earning the recognition.
“This is a very meaningful award,” said Sethna, who is also a professor of business administration at UWG. “It was given to me for my ‘dogged determination’ in pursuit of the Master Plan and campus enhancements. Many people who know me have made humorous remarks about that phrase being such an apt descriptor! But, seriously, when I accepted the award, I did so only on behalf of the many people I want to thank for their support and contributions to the university.”