United Voices Gospel Choir Alumni Network
About the Choir
The United Voices Choir of West Georgia was founded in 1974 by Reverend Jared Jennings and Dr. O.B. Yates, who saw a need for African American students to have an outlet and more extra curricular activities. The choir gave students a sense of fellowship, worship, and comradery, and has been providing that environment for generations of students.
The choir’s name has evolved throughout the past four decades. Originally, it was named the United Voices Choir of West Georgia, inspired by founding faculty advisor Dr. Yates’ experience in the United Voices of Kansas State Choir. While the name has changed, the sense of bonding that takes place among the members of the Choir has not.
United Voices Reunion Planning Committee
- Gregory Bailey
- Stannetta Evans
- Wylodene Harrell
- Michelle Hester
- Sandra "Penney" Houston
- LeGree McCamey*
- Maydia Mosely
- Willie Frank Andrews Nolley, Jr. *
- Dana Pace
- Michael Thompson
- Lawanda Copeland Tillman
- Semeka Samuels
- Quaniqua Woods
uvgc NETWORK LEADERS
- Michelle Hester
- Sandra "Penney" Houston '83
If you have questions or would like to get involved with the network, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Total Praise" by uvgc alumni
The University of West Georgia United Voices Gospel Choir Alumni celebrated its 45th anniversary with a rendition of "Total Praise", by Richard Smallwood.
oral history & memories
Tap below to watch a video presentation of the history of the choir and memories from UVGC alumni compiled in honor of the choir's 45th anniversary.
VIRTUAL REUNION - Full version
To watch the full recording of the United Voices Gospel Choir 45th Anniversary Reunion on April 10, 2021, tap the play button below.
UNITED VOICES CHOIR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND