Beat This Bucket List
What's on your bucket list? Going on a safari? Perhaps a trip to Iceland? Or maybe a pilgrimage to Jerusalem? Well, Cory Lee Woodard has a bucket list, too. But he's already crossed all those items off his list. In fact, the 26-year-old has been to five continents, met Jimmy Carter, seen the Aurora Borealis and graduated with his bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of West Georgia. That's a pretty impressive list for any young adult, but Cory has completed all of this and more while confined to a wheelchair.
UWG Names David Dean Head Football Coach
The University of West Georgia solidified its place as a national football powerhouse Wednesday with the naming of David Dean as its head coach. In the announcement, made by UWG Athletic Director Daryl Dickey, Dean became the 12th head coach in the school's history.
Teachers Helping Teachers: UWG Instructors Named Recipients of Notable Citation for Service
The role of a teacher, which is to educate, motivate, and inspire students, is undoubtedly crucial. However, these same teachers must also be taught and prepared to reach their fullest potential. Out of the 22,000 physics and physical science teachers in middle and high schools in the U.S., the majority have not been able to participate in deep, comprehensive studies of their subjects. This is where instructors such as the University of West Georgia's Ann Robinson and Sharon Kirby come into play.
Bre’ana 4.0: Student Excels On, Off Basketball Court
At first introduction, she's shy and reserved, but whether she's in the classroom or on the basketball court, Bre'ana Singleton is handling business. Singleton, a point guard for the University of West Georgia women's basketball team and mass communications senior, succeeds in her studies by maintaining a 4.0 GPA while continuing her passion of playing basketball.
UWG Named Most Promising Place to Work and Here's Why
The University of West Georgia was recently named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2017. UWG is one of only two universities nationwide to receive this national recognition from the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) for four consecutive years.
4 Things You Need to Know About the Local Economy
The West Georgia Regional Update, released recently by the University of West Georgia's Center for Business and Economic Research, had good news for the six counties that make up the region: west Georgia's economy is recovering and growing. The report, which covers Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Paulding and Polk Counties, highlighted new trends in the labor market, local industry and the housing market.
Cheering the Champions: UWG Cheer Takes Coed, All-Girl Titles at 2017 UCA Nationals
It was a banner day for University of West Georgia Cheerleading at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, as the West Georgia Wolves took home the hardware in both All-Girl and Coed competition, marking the first year that the Wolves have swept their team competition entries under head coach Nicole Nichols.
A Year in Review: Top Stories of 2016
From groundbreaking research to unique educational experiences, the University of West Georgia’s most popular stories displayed a wide array. As we reflect on 2016, here’s a look back on just a few of the accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.
Freedom Sings: Eighth Annual MLK Program Welcomes Freedom Singer Rutha Mae Harris
Faculty, staff, students, and community members of West Georgia gathered on campus in celebration of the upcoming Martin Luther King Day. Rutha Mae Harris, special guest of the evening, captivated the audience with her powerful voice and memorable life story.
Art On the Move: Bobick Gallery Namesake Heads Overseas to Showcase at International Exhibits
Carrollton artist and former University of West Georgia Art Department Chair Bruce Bobick recently landed in Scotland, where his art is currently being showcased in the 136th Annual Open Winter Exhibition in Edinburgh hosted by the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.
Making a Difference: UWG Leader Recognized as Grand Marshal in MLK Parade
The highest honor a person can hold in a parade is the position of grand marshal. The grand marshal is chosen because he or she is believed to demonstrate the spirit and ideas that the parade is designed to reflect and portray. This year, the Carroll County Branch of the NAACP has invited Deidre Rouse, director of UWG's Center for Diversity and Inclusion, to fulfill that role in its 21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade.
Program Gets High Marks: UWG Nursing Continues to Rise in the Ranks
The University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing continues to rise in the ranks . . . of the U.S. News and World Report rankings, that is. U.S. News released their 2017 rankings this week, and UWG's online graduate nursing program ranked 29th for 2017, rising from 31st in 2016 and 41st in 2015.
Economics Champions: Students Return from India with Awards and New Insights
Over the winter break, five University of West Georgia students returned from India with just as many awards in hand from the International Economic Conference near Mumbai, India. The students presented their research on global risk management at the conference and brought home the awards for Best Innovative Solution, Team Best Speaker, Team Outstanding Contributor, Best Runner-Up Presentation and 3rd Overall.
Facing the Odds: Only Black Male in Nursing Cohort Looks Forward to Graduation
Raequon Jones came into this world as a surprise. When Ronette Jones-Milligan went into labor, she headed to the hospital to have her baby. But unbeknownst to her and her doctors, she was carrying twins. The babies were positioned in such a way that Jones' brother was on top of him, hiding his very existence throughout the entire pregnancy. Imagine the surprise to his mother and her doctors.
UWG President Marrero Named among Most Influential Georgians for Third Straight Year
As he continues to lead the institution through a period of historic growth, the University of West Georgia's president, Dr. Kyle Marrero, has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians for the third straight year by Georgia Trend magazine.
Alumna Takes on YouTube
From no friends to 28,000, Ashley Sellers is your local social media influencer. With more than 7,000 followers on Instagram, 28,000 subscribers on YouTube, and over a million views on her channel, she has transformed from a lonesome girl to a social media sensation. She's proven that you can be your own best friend.