Hail to the Chief (of Staff)
One phone call led to the job of a lifetime for University of West Georgia alumnus Roger Dean Huffstetler, who is now Congressman Seth Moulton's Chief of Staff in Washington, D.C. After reaching out to his old friend in Congress hoping for an internship opportunity, he instead received the call that led to his current job. The friend, Congressman Moulton, offered him a Chief of Staff position right away.
Ink Master Surprises MBA Class
University of West Georgia students enrolled in Dr. Erich B. Bergiel's Organizational Theory and Behavior MBA class were in for a special experience on June 15. On what was expected to be an ordinary presentation day, students were surprised with a visit from Ink Master's Craig Foster.
The University of West Georgia has eight core values that it adheres to. From those eight values, two include caring and collaboration. So when a campus-wide power outage hit the university within hours of its spring graduation ceremonies, relying on these values was instinctive for university students, staff, and faculty members. In the early morning hours, April 29, UWG faced a series of power failures that left its campus in darkness through Friday night and majority of Saturday morning.
DAISY Award Presented to Two UWG Nursing Faculty Members
Two University of West Georgia faculty members from the Tanner Health System School of Nursing recently received the DAISY Award. The Disease Attacking the Immune System (DAISY) Foundation recognized Dr. Rita Mahmoud, assistant professor, and Melissa Downs, clinical assistant professor.
UWG Students Win Awards at GA-AL LSAMP Research Conference
Four University of West Georgia students received awards at the Georgia Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation annual symposium at Clark Atlanta University. This year's theme was "Changing the World through Science and Technology."
UWG Receives Third National Telly Award for “Go West” Campaign
The University of West Georgia’s Office of University Communications and Marketing was recently awarded its third national Telly award. This year, UWG was awarded a bronze Telly in the Local TV Campaign Not-for-Profit category for the “Go West” television campaign.
To Give is to Receive
A team of University of West Georgia nursing faculty and staff, community members, health services staff, and senior nursing students traveled to Ecuador on a health-focused clinical program. For 17 days, students gained invaluable experience working with patients in community treatment centers around Quito, the second largest city in Ecuador.
From Canvas to Cardstock
A University of West Georgia fine arts graduate with a focus in art history and interior design has definitely taken the road less traveled to opening her own stationary company – Reyn Paper Co. A 2007 graduate, some would say Kristen Reynolds’ business venture was a bit of a surprise. But her family, who know her innovative personality and love for art, weren’t too surprised.
The University of West Georgia's College of Education Comprehensive Community Clinic recently hosted more than 50 kids from the Georgia School for the Deaf at its annual Sertoma Fantasy Baseball Camp. The camp gave students the opportunity to work first hand with university baseball players to learn catching, pitching, running, and hitting skills.
Turning Experience into an Opportunity
Growing up on the south side of Chicago helped University of West Georgia senior Hakeem Muhammad understand that he has the ability to make a difference in his community, and his years studying political science have only strengthened his commitment to creating positive change.
Dream Now, Dream Big
Education leaders in west Georgia have a vision. A vision that all children--regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status--can achieve their dreams of being accepted to and graduating from college. To help make this vision become reality, the University of West Georgia has joined forces with West Georgia Technical College, the Carroll County and City of Carrollton school systems, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and community leaders to form the Carrollton-Carroll County Education Collaborative (CCEC).
Where Credit is Due: Poet gives nod to dads with help of fellowship
Dads don't get enough credit. At least, that's how University of West Georgia professor of English and poet Dr. Gregory Fraser feels. And it's something he plans to remedy in his new book of poetry, which he is working on while taking a year off from teaching.
UWG Panhellenic Highly Recognized at Regional Conference
Melissa “Missy” Dugan ‘87, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, encouraged UWG’s 2016 graduates to follow their passion. While it was a day to never be forgotten for the graduates, it was also a special day for the university. UWG conferred 1,204 degrees, the highest number of degrees awarded in any given semester from the university.