Imagine a village situated near the edge of a cliff. Despite parental warnings, children in the village play near the edge, and despite fencing, some accidentally fall to their deaths. Village residents come together and pledge to raise funds to solve the problem, choosing to build a new hospital at the bottom of the cliff. That illustration is how UWG’s Dr. Mark Kunkel describes the state of mental health in the United States today.

Ending the Stigma: UWG programs work to diminish spiral of mental illness

Imagine a village situated near the edge of a cliff. Despite parental warnings, children in the village play near the edge, and despite fencing, some accidentally fall to their deaths. Village residents come together and pledge to raise funds to solve the problem, choosing to build a new hospital at the bottom of the cliff. That illustration is how UWG's Dr. Mark Kunkel describes the state of mental health in the United States today.

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Quencina Gardner has been busy since she attended the University of West Georgia. Inspired by her professors, Gardner began her service to humanity, even while still a student.

Going Beyond Borders: Alum Making a Difference in the Lives of Women and Children in Developing Countries

Quencina Gardner has been busy since she attended the University of West Georgia. Inspired by her professors, Gardner began her service to humanity, even while still a student.

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Krystallyn Keith just wants to save the world. A former U.S. Marine and recent University of West Georgia graduate with degrees in anthropology and Spanish, Keith knows she can’t do that on her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.

The Interpreter: UWG grad translates military experience to academic success

Krystallyn Keith just wants to save the world. A former U.S. Marine and recent University of West Georgia graduate with degrees in anthropology and Spanish, Keith knows she can't do that on her own, but that doesn't stop her from trying.

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They’ve been digging up artifacts at the Waring Lab for 25 years. Children from all over the region have come to the University of West Georgia on field trips to dig in the mock excavation pit at the Antonio J. Waring Jr. Archaeological Lab.

Digging Research for 25 Years: Waring Lab Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

They've been digging up artifacts at the Waring Lab for 25 years. Children from all over the region have come to the University of West Georgia on field trips to dig in the mock excavation pit at the Antonio J. Waring Jr. Archaeological Lab.

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“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.

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.

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