From a scientist working with test tubes to becoming a minister who guides her flock, this is the life of University of West Georgia alumna Bishop Sharma Lewis, who left the lab behind and turned to her faith to find her future. As a result, Bishop Lewis is now the first African-American woman elected from the Southeast jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church (UMC).

From Lab Coat to the Cloth

From a scientist working with test tubes to becoming a minister who guides her flock, this is the life of University of West Georgia alumna Bishop Sharma Lewis, who left the lab behind and turned to her faith to find her future. As a result, Bishop Lewis is now the first African-American woman elected from the Southeast jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church (UMC).

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University of West Georgia’s Dr. Satyanarayana Swamy-Mruthinti was recently honored for his scientific achievements when he was presented with the El Instituto de Investigaciones Cientificas y Servicios de Alta Tecnologia (INDICASAT) Distinguished Scientist Award by the Association for Biotechnology and Pharmacy (ABAP).

Professor Honored for Scientific Contributions

University of West Georgia's Dr. Satyanarayana Swamy-Mruthinti was recently honored for his scientific achievements when he was presented with the El Instituto de Investigaciones Cientificas y Servicios de Alta Tecnologia (INDICASAT) Distinguished Scientist Award by the Association for Biotechnology and Pharmacy (ABAP).

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The exhibit “Jackie Robinson: Baseball and Civil Rights Pioneer” will be on display at the University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library from Feb. 20 through March 17.  The exhibit includes talks by two scholars. There is no fee for the exhibit or its programs.

Jackie Robinson: Baseball and Civil Rights Pioneer

The exhibit "Jackie Robinson: Baseball and Civil Rights Pioneer" will be on display at the University of West Georgia's Ingram Library from Feb. 20 through March 17. The exhibit includes talks by two scholars. There is no fee for the exhibit or its programs.

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Some of the region’s sharpest young minds recently converged on the University of West Georgia when winners of local middle and high school science fairs showcased their hard work at the West Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair (WGRSEF). The event is just one of many examples of UWG’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in the region.

The Next Generation of Scientists: UWG Hosts Middle, High School Students at Regional Science Fair

Some of the region's sharpest young minds recently converged on the University of West Georgia when winners of local middle and high school science fairs showcased their hard work at the West Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair (WGRSEF). The event is just one of many examples of UWG's commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in the region.

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Once again, the University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business continues to showcase their dedication to excellence as the college’s business and accounting accreditation has been extended for another five years by AACSB International.

UWG's Richards College of Business Extends AACSB Accreditation

Once again, the University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business continues to showcase their dedication to excellence as the college's business and accounting accreditation has been extended for another five years by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

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UWG alumnus Matthew Thomas has proven that there is no set path, age or time for making your mark. At 26 years old, Thomas made history after being named the youngest Rotary Club president of Canton, Ga. while working as the city's economic development manager. From helping local businesses prosper to providing more services to his community, he is the real deal, and he's excited to share a few tips with current UWG students.

History in the Making

UWG alumnus Matthew Thomas has proven that there is no set path, age or time for making your mark. At 26 years old, Thomas made history after being named the youngest Rotary Club president of Canton, Ga. while working as the city's economic development manager. From helping local businesses prosper to providing more services to his community, he is the real deal, and he's excited to share a few tips with current UWG students.

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The leaders of three local law enforcement agencies announced today the creation of a crime suppression partnership focused on driving criminal activity -- including the sale of marijuana and associated crimes -- from apartment neighborhoods near the University of West Georgia campus.

Law Enforcement Launches Operation Protect Our Pack

The leaders of three local law enforcement agencies announced today the creation of a crime suppression partnership focused on driving criminal activity -- including the sale of marijuana and associated crimes -- from apartment neighborhoods near the University of West Georgia campus.

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The University of West Georgia’s Richards College of Business recently featured David Daniels, owner and operator of Chick-fil-A in Carrollton, who lectured on his secrets to success as the most recent installment of the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise. The series is a vital part of the Richards College of Business learning experience.

Leading by Serving Others: BB&T Lecture Series Features David Daniels

The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business recently featured David Daniels, owner and operator of Chick-fil-A in Carrollton, who lectured on his secrets to success as the most recent installment of the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise. The series is a vital part of the Richards College of Business learning experience.

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The University of West Georgia’s Cherokee Rose Writing Project recently hosted the 2017 Literacy and Beyond Conference, a day devoted to the latest research and teaching strategies for educators of literacy.

Literacy and Beyond: Conference Gathers Area Reading and Writing Educators

The University of West Georgia's Cherokee Rose Writing Project recently hosted the 2017 Literacy and Beyond Conference, a day devoted to the latest research and teaching strategies for educators of literacy.

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University of West Georgia alum Darryl Forges is the perfect example that proves hard work can get you anywhere. Forges, who started as an intern at WSB in Atlanta, continuously worked his way up through the industry to his current position as a news reporter at WTVJ NBC 6 in South Florida.

Alum Broadcasts Success Pointers: Reporter Darryl Forges Urges Students to Take Initiative

University of West Georgia alum Darryl Forges is the perfect example that proves hard work can get you anywhere. Forges, who started as an intern at WSB in Atlanta, continuously worked his way up through the industry to his current position as a news reporter at WTVJ NBC 6 in South Florida.

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College students came for the free pizza but stayed for the helpful tips shared by Dr. Heather Bono and Dr. William J. Smith at the Penny Pinching Ph.D.s seminar recently held in Row Hall and hosted by economics professor Kim Holder and Kendall McCamy of the department of Financial Aid. Bono and Smith shared their insight on money management and saving money wisely.

10 Tips from Penny Pinching Ph.D.s

College students came for the free pizza but stayed for the helpful tips shared by Dr. Heather Bono and Dr. William J. Smith at the Penny Pinching Ph.D.s seminar recently held in Row Hall and hosted by economics professor Kim Holder and Kendall McCamy of the department of Financial Aid. Bono and Smith shared their insight on money management and saving money wisely.

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As redshirt freshman at the University of West Georgia, Tyrell Adams listened as scouts told him he didn't have what it took to play professional football. Agents told him his size and choice of college pretty much blocked him from playing in the NFL. But they didn't know Adams and the fervent determination that eventually earned him a spot throwing off blocks on the active roster of the Oakland Raiders.

Adams sidesteps blocks in drive for NFL career

As redshirt freshman at the University of West Georgia, Tyrell Adams listened as scouts told him he didn't have what it took to play professional football. Agents told him his size and choice of college pretty much blocked him from playing in the NFL. But they didn't know Adams and the fervent determination that eventually earned him a spot throwing off blocks on the active roster of the Oakland Raiders.

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For many people, “love” is simply a word that is a part of everyday speech or conversation. For University of West Georgia alumna Kim Wilson, however, love is more than a word or idea; it’s a way of life.

Love Wins

For many people, "love" is simply a word that is a part of everyday speech or conversation. For University of West Georgia alumna Kim Wilson, however, love is more than a word or idea; it's a way of life.

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