Our annual shindig is really a reunion to get all of our retired faculty and staff back together again once a year. The additional bonus is to recognize the new crop of retirees for each year and to congratulate all of them.

The annual Retired Faculty/Staff Reunion is the premiere event hosted by ARFS and funded by West Georgia’s Development and Alumni Engagement. The first recognition reception was held in 2005. The reunion is designed to give honor, respect and recognition to retirees’ long years of dedicated service to West Georgia and help them to celebrate a new life as a retiree.

At the Retired Faculty/Staff Reunion, each retiree is given a Tribute booklet and a commemorative medallion. The medallion, which is bronze with the university logo on the obverse and the engraving on the reverse, hangs from a ribbon. The engraving shows your name, department and years of service.  In 2020, a virtual reunion was held, with retirees honored via video, with Tribute Booklets and medallions being awarded later.