Dr. Robert L. Heaberlin, Jr. Honors His Parents with a Donation to UWG Newnan
Dr. Robert L. Heaberlin, Jr. and the Heaberlin family recently made a donation to the University of West Georgia Foundation to fund facility enhancements for the newly renovated historic Newnan hospital In recognition of his donation, Dr. Heaberlin will receive the naming of the UWG Newnan student study space in honor of his parents, Robert L. Heaberlin, Sr. and Louise Simonin Heaberlin.
UWG Hosts Annual LSAMP Symposium
This Spring, the University of West Georgia hosted the Annual Georgia-Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. GA-AL LSAMP is funded by the National Science Foundation to mentor under-represented minorities into STEM disciplines. Over 100 undergraduate students from nine alliance partner institutions participated in this symposium and presented their research work.
John T. Wasdin Student Endowed Scholarship Fund Established
The University of West Georgia is proud to announce the establishment of the John T. Wasdin Endowed Scholarship in late April. John’s charitable donation establishes the John T. Wasdin Endowed Scholarship Fund for perpetuity. The scholarship will be awarded annually to UWG undergraduate student athletes majoring in business.
UWG Student Touts Benefits of UWG, Southwire Honors Program
While many students would love to get through college as quickly as possible with two degrees in hand and ready to land a fantastic job in business, few have that opportunity. However, this dream is becoming a reality for Kristin Fox, who decided to take advantage of a program at the University of West Georgia still in its infancy, but already reaping benefits for those enrolled - the Southwire Sustainable Business Honors Program (SSBH).
City of Newnan Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for UWG Newnan
On May 12, the city of Newnan celebrated the renovation of the historic Newnan Hospital, now home to University of West Georgia Newnan with a ribbon cutting. Newnan Mayor Keith Brady was joined by UWG President Kyle Marrero, Georgia State Representative Lynn Smith, Hank Houser of Houser Walker Architects, Eric Johnson of Comprehensive Program Services, and a packed reception of administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university.
UWG Alumni Expand Legacy Scholarship
Just three years after launching a successful fundraising effort to collect $25,000 for an endowment to support scholarships for students of University of West Georgia alumni, the UWG Alumni Association has committed to doubling the endowment to $50,000. In August of 2012, the UWG Alumni Association Board of Directors established the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund, a $25,000 endowment to support scholarships for students of UWG alumni, with a lead gift by Rob Dial, then UWG Alumni Association Board President, and his wife, Emily Dial, an alumna of UWG.
UWG WebMBA Ranked in Top 25 by Princeton Review
The University of West Georgia’s WebMBA has been ranked 21st by the Princeton Review in its list of the nation’s Top 25 Online MBA Programs. The list was compiled by the Review using information collected from 80 business schools offering online MBAs, using both school data and student opinion data from 2014.
DAISY Award Presented to Two UWG Nursing Faculty
Two faculty members in the Tanner Health System School of Nursing have received a DAISY Award from the DAISY Foundation based in California. Tena Barnes Carraher, one of the co-founders of the foundation, presented the awards to UWG recipients Lourdes Cody and Dr. Michelle Byrne.
Student Competes Nationally to Fund Business Venture
Sometimes, it can take years to get a small business off the ground, but UWG student and local entrepreneur William Cross is on the fast track to success. He's already got his product on select shelves and is seeking funding to expand his business while he's getting his degree. And as if that wasn't enough, his product also has the potential to change thousands of lives across the U.S.
The First Southerners: Creeks and Cherokees in Early Georgia
The Irvine S. Ingram Library's Penelope Melson Society at UWG recently hosted a lecture, "The First Southerners: Creeks and Cherokees in Early Georgia," featuring Dr. Ben Steere. Dr. Steere used his years of archeology experience living and working in Cherokee, North Carolina, and his academic know-how to highlight ways the two tribes lived and eventually adapted to the biological, economical, political, and social changes of the Colonial period.
McConnells Create $25,000 Endowment for UWG Athlete Business Majors
For Angie and Mike McConnell, the University of West Georgia holds a special place in their hearts. It's where the couple of 28 years met. It's where they met long-lasting friends. It's the university Mike represented at the 1982 football championship. It's where they had a one-of-a-kind educational experience.