Monday, March 25, 2013
The Multicultural Achievement Program at the University of West Georgia will honor 399 minority and multicultural UWG students and 16 area high school students at the 29th Annual Academic Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, March 26. The event, meant to recognize these students for their academic achievements, will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.
The program will award the “Ace” award to the UWG junior and senior with the highest grade point average. The Academic Achievement Awards are presented to students with a 3.25 or higher, and the Academic Excellence Awards to juniors and seniors with a 3.75 or higher. The Helena Harbridge International Student-Athlete Award will also be presented to an international student-athlete with the best combination of athletic performance, classroom achievement, teamwork, team spirit and community involvement.
The speaker for the evening is Reginald “Ray” G. Moore. Moore, a native of Atlanta, earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and completed post-graduate training in Public Administration at UWG, formerly West Georgia College. Moore began his career with the United States Secret Service in 1984 and is now serving in the President Protective Division, working in several field offices and serving as a Senior Course Instructor in the Office of Training. Additionally, Moore was also the Special Agent in Charge of the Recruitment Program in Washington, D.C. Currently Moore serves as the Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Office and has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service.
Moore is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service (AFAUSSS) and is a Board member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Police Association (MetroPol).
For more information about the 29th Annual Academic Awards Ceremony, please contact Ashley Lewis, Associate Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, at 678-839-5400.