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It was a full day of pomp and circumstance as more than 1,100 Wolves graduated in the University of West Georgia’s Spring 2022 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday.
UWG strives to develop and maintain deep, meaningful connections and partnerships in the community it serves and beyond. When the university's ceremonial mace was damaged during its last commencement ceremony, a local hero from that community was called upon to revive and restore it.
If you were born in Carrollton between 1981 and 2017, there’s a good chance Dr. Rick Martin ’73 helped deliver you into this world. Today, the OB/GYN’s family is honoring their patriarch with a scholarship bearing his name at UWG, his alma mater, ensuring his legacy delivers powerful outcomes for generations to come.
UWG offers a variety of study abroad and study away opportunities for students to earn course credit while traveling the world and creating international connections to help launch their careers. Now, thanks to two alumni, students are closer to making these extraordinary experiences a reality.
Co-CEO of The Lumistella Company and UWG alumna Christa Aebersold Pitts ’97 knows there is no such thing as an overnight success. Although Pitts co-created what is arguably the most popular holiday tradition in modern times – “The Elf on the Shelf” – she has never forgotten the hard work that went into building the Atlanta-based business.
The University of West Georgia College of Education’s Early Learning Center recently announced a partnership with Community Action for Improvement LLC Head Start, a move that could impact more than 300 area families.