Bhavin Patel holding a Go West shield

University Freshman Named President of the College Democrats of Georgia

Bhavin Patel, a University of West Georgia political science major, has been named president of the College Democrats of Georgia (CDG). Patel, a freshman from Macon, Georgia, is also pursuing a minor in business.

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Rob Hood and George W. Bush on Air Force One

Don't Sit on the Sidelines: Alum Reflects on His Career in Washington, D.C.

Make every minute count. That's the advice University of West Georgia alumnus Rob Hood has for current and prospective UWG students. He should know: from flying in Air Force One with the president of the United States to interacting with renowned animal researcher Jane Goodall, Hood has made a lot of minutes count.

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Rickia Stafford

A Dream Come True: UWG Student Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship

For the second time since its creation in 1975, the Truman Foundation has awarded a scholarship to a student at the University of West Georgia. Rickia Stafford, a first-generation college student from Smyrna majoring in political science, was notified in a virtual meeting with Dr. Brendan B. Kelly, UWG president, and Dr. David Jenks, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, that she was joining the ranks of distinguished Truman Scholars.

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As the 33rd president of the U.S., Harry S. Truman often spoke on the importance of promoting young leaders and envisioned a program that would encourage political responsibility. That vision led to the establishment of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation in 1975. Today, Rickia Stafford, a forward-looking political science major at the University of West Georgia, is a finalist for a Truman Scholarship.

UWG Student Named Truman Scholar Finalist for Dedication to Public Service

As the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman often spoke on the importance of promoting young leaders and envisioned a program that would encourage political responsibility. That vision led to the establishment of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation in 1975. Today, Rickia Stafford, a forward-looking political science major at the University of West Georgia, is a finalist for a Truman Scholarship.

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University of West Georgia graduate student Michael Mordi has found his home a long way from where he was born.

Far From Home: UWG Graduate Student Finds a Home Away From Home

University of West Georgia graduate student Michael Mordi has found his home a long way from where he was born.

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