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Thanks to a former University of West Georgia Dual Enrollment student, two professors at the University of West Georgia now have an unusual claim to fame: a virus named after them.
Jacob, who earned his degree with a dual major in chemistry and biology, is now on his way to Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah. He read his father’s letter for the first time for a video shown at spring commencement featuring him and other first-generation UWG graduates.
Anyone with a social media account sees a dozen animal pictures each day. But that doesn’t come close to the nearly 10,000 critter photos that University of West Georgia biology majors Joanne Wasdin and Thalia Young examined during the spring semester.
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Graduates of the program are health professionals (doctors, dentists, physician assistants, physical therapists), secondary and post-secondary educators, government, academic, and industry researchers, environmental consultants, and science-savvy citizens.
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“The opportunities UWG provided me are amazing. The professors are hands-on in getting their students involved at an undergraduate level. That’s something you just don’t see at the larger universities.”