Not Here to Play Games: UWG Volleyball Senior Looks Forward to Last Year on Court
If she can help it, McKenna Wharton's not going to have a desk job. Her feet are too accustomed to constantly moving to allow that. Wharton, an outside hitter on the University of West Georgia volleyball team, plans to apply to nursing schools after she graduates from UWG in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in health and community wellness.
Promoting Professional Growth: UWG Offers Externship Program within Sport Industry
In partnership with multiple professional sport organizations and others in the industry, the University of West Georgia College of Education developed the Sport Management Externship Program to give students the opportunity to gain in-field experience at various major sporting events.
Bridging Gaps: UWG Police and CDI Host Blue Mocktail Townhall Event
More than 100 University of West Georgia students gathered recently to have open conversations with local law enforcement at UWG's fourth Blue Mocktail Townhall event.
Playing the Game Without a Coach: BB&T Lecture Features Raymond, CEO and Author
When Benjamin Raymond was younger, he discovered a major talent as a basketball player. Now the CEO of an award-winning insurance company and a best-selling author, Raymond leveraged that natural athleticism and fierce drive to earn a college scholarship. But earning a double degree was only the beginning of his story. He wanted to be a champion in the boardroom - not just the basketball court.
Alive and Kicking: UWG Soccer Player Reflects on Past, Looks Forward to Future
When Abby Smithwick steps on the pitch, nothing else in her life matters. The University of West Georgia student-athlete has been playing soccer since she was 5 years old and, as a senior in her last year of eligibility, will be hanging up her cleats at the end of this season.
Bob Powell and Family Create Endowed Scholarship for Physics
Faculty members forge new trails when they Go West. Like their students, instructors at the University of West Georgia make their mark by engaging others. And when they retire, these educators remain part of that bold spirit that is UWG.
Enterprising Students: Three Wolves Land Internships with Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Finding employment after graduation can be difficult, but it may have just gotten a little easier for three University of West Georgia students.
Embracing Rural America: UWG Professor Brings the Smithsonian to Georgia
The world's largest museum has come to Georgia, thanks in part to a University of West Georgia professor and her students.
Momentum Shift: UWG Linebacker Makes Football Field His Comfort Zone
Korie Rogers' life centers around momentum shifts. The University of West Georgia senior, No. 43 on the Wolves football team, has faced a great deal of adversity and change in his 23 years on earth. But none of that matters when he's sacking an opposing team's quarterback or causing a fumble.
Cheer Up: Former UWG Cheerleader, Coach Donates to Future Spirit-Raisers
Dr. Karen Clevenger returned to the University of West Georgia carrying a ceramic figurine of a cheerleader she'd owned for more than 45 years. When she left campus, she left the figurine behind, and now it serves as a symbol of the UWG alumna's generosity.
Brave the Elements: Chemistry Undergrads Reflect on Research Experiences
Two University of West Georgia students saw their futures crystallize before their eyes this summer while conducting undergraduate research in Colorado and Austria. Abby Denny and Perry Wasdin, both chemistry majors, embarked on adventures of a lifetime as part of the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.
'Create the Wow': Sethna, President Emeritus, Makes Substantial Gift to UWG
Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, who served as UWG's president from 1994 until 2013, has made a planned gift of $100,000 to the university. The funds will move the Beheruz N. Sethna Dean's Distinguished Scholar program toward the endowment level to be renamed the Beheruz N. Sethna Endowed Professor.
An Out-of-this-World Homecoming Celebration
Strap into your rocket ships, Wolves! Prepare you and your family to blast off for an "Out of This World" University of West Georgia Homecoming and A Day of Giving Celebration this October. Our galaxy-wide lineup of fun events for all will have you seeing stars!
BB&T Lecture to Feature Raymond, Founder and CEO of Raymond Insurance Group
Benjamin Raymond knows achieving success is rarely an easy road. He will share more about that lifelong journey to personal fulfillment during the next installment of the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise, hosted by the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia.
A Team Effort: Prestigious DAISY Award Presented to Nursing Faculty
Two University of West Georgia nursing professors, Shelly Crager and Dr. Kelly Dyar, were recently presented with the DAISY Foundation's Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty.
I Trained Like an NCAA Quarterback for One Week
To showcase the incredible lengths student-athletes on the University of West Georgia football team go to in their efforts to be in peak physical condition, Colton Campbell - a member of the University Communications and Marketing team - followed the diet and exercise regimen of the team's quarterback for the 2019 season, senior Willie Candler.