I Am West Georgia
Name: James C. Spake
Years at UWG: 24
My job title: Skilled Craftsperson
What I really do: Special events, special projects and weekend
Birthplace: Draketown, GA.
Family: My wife Novella, son and daughter-in-law Phillip and
Mandy, grandsons Preston and Ryan.
People describe me as: Dependable.
My favorite things to do: Flintnapping and playing with our grandsons.
My proudest accomplishment: Marrying my lovely wife.
My passion: Stone tool technology. Anything made from a rock.
My pet peeve: People who think too highly of themselves.
Before UWG, I: was an outdoor power equipment technician.
I joined UWG because: Benefits.
I stay because: I enjoy my job.
One thing I would change about UWG: Eliminate the “red tape”.
The best advice I ever received: Do the job right the first time.
The best advice I’d give to new faculty and staff: Remember the students
are the reason we are here.
When I was a child, I wanted to be: Aircraft Mechanic.
Most people don't know that: I am a FAA certified Airframe/Power plant
My favorite quotation: Where there is a will there is a way.
The book I think everyone should read: The Bible.
My favorite memory: When our son Phillip was born.
The person (alive or dead) I’d most like to meet: Dr. Bruce
What I would most like to have if castaway on an island: Lots of
can make anything from fire to a fish hook with flint.
What I would do if I won the lottery: My wife would quit work.
What I most want to contribute to students: To be the best at whatever