Mardi Gras Takes on New Meaning at UWG

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hundreds of students paid a visit to UWG’s TLC Atrium Wednesday for the 13th Annual Mardi Gras of Majors. The event, sponsored by The EXCEL Center, is an opportunity for undeclared students to gain insight about the various majors UWG has to offer.

With nearly 1,000 undeclared students currently enrolled, the event offered a first-hand opportunity for students to ask questions and obtain information from representatives of each major.

“Every department on campus is represented here,” said Jennifer Stewart, EXCEL Center advisor and coordinator of the event. “Although we are targeting undeclared and undecided students, this event is opened to all students and gives them a chance to learn more about what the university has available to them.”

The event also provided a number of representatives from the Student Affairs Department, International Programs and Career Services for those students who were interested in learning about additional programs at the university.

“I am not seeking to change my major from real estate, but this has been a great opportunity for me to see how I can gain additional experience through any programs the university has to offer,” said UWG sophomore Hal Knowles. “This actually provided me the opportunity to speak with someone from the Career Development Center and I will meet with them again this afternoon.”

“This event has been a great success for thirteen years now,” said Stewart. “We definitely look forward to continuing this for the students for many years to come.”

The EXCEL Center is a resource center for all students and their parents, aiding in making the college experience more successful. The center’s services range from mentoring and tutoring to advising and sponsoring multicultural programs.