Friday, April 29, 2011
In the 2010-2011 academic year, the University of West Georgia set a record for attendance at its Preview Day events, at which prospective students visit the university and meet with administrators, faculty and students and tour the campus.
UWG drew 1,869 prospective students, a 13 percent increase over the 2009-2010 figure of 1,651. The previous high for Preview Day attendance was in 2007-2008, in which 1,683 attended.
The increase in this academic year coincides with the launching of the Go West branding campaign, a multimedia effort that has given UWG a new level of exposure. The campaign, launched last fall, has won two national awards for its creative messaging. To see the branding messaging, visit http://gowestgeorgia.com/.