Superheroes: Graduate Student Advisory Council and Women in Politics Host Women's Empowerment Seminar
"Women are superheroes," said Brittany Gaskell, graduate student and president of the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) at the University of West Georgia. Gaskell opened the recent Women's Empowerment Seminar with this powerful remark as she welcomed attendees to the event hosted by GSAC and Women in Politics.
'Leap of Faith': First-generation college students graduate UWG
When Taylor Smith was 13 years old, his dad told him he wanted his son to use his brain, not his body, to be successful. Smith's father, a tradesman since he was 18 years old, had regular issues with his back and hands. Unfortunately, because of a tragic accident in 2008, Smith's father won't be in attendance at the UWG's spring commencement ceremony in which his son will become the first person in his family to receive a college degree.
Changing Course, Merging Experience: Adult learner combines multiple fields along with career at UWG
Some people move through life in straight line, with a clear target and laser-like focus. These are the students who come to UWG knowing from middle school exactly what their career path will be and carefully plot every educational step to achieve it. Others follow a no less ambitious but more holistic path of discovery. Circumstances beyond their control may require them to change course or discover new passions.