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Map Honors More Than 350 Minority Students at 35th Annual Ceremony

 University of West Georgia’s Multicultural Achievement Program recently hosted its 35th academic awards ceremony, honoring minority and international students for scholastic excellence and achievement. The event, held Tuesday, March 26 in the Campus Center Ballroom, honored more than 350 UWG students with GPAs of 3.3 and higher.

“It’s an immense honor to celebrate our minority students for their scholastic achievements,” said Ashley Lewis, director of MAP and student diversity. “This year, more than 1,000 students met the requirement for the academic achievement award. Our students work very hard throughout the year, so it’s important that we take the time to encourage and support them in their academic endeavors.”

Awards were presented to UWG students in four categories: The Academic Excellence Award for minority juniors and seniors with a 3.75 GPA or higher; the Academic Achievement Award for all minority students with a 3.3 GPA or higher; the Helena Harbridge International Student-Athlete Award for a student with the best combination of athletic performance, classroom achievement, team work, team spirit and community involvement; and the College of Arts and Humanities graduate fellowship for three underrepresented minority students.

MAP, sponsored by UWG’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion, is just one of many programs to provide various resources that contribute to the improvement of retention, graduation and progression of underrepresented populations.    

 

 

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