Booked and Blessed: UWG Alumna Finds Success on Stage
One must be a jack- or jill-of-all-trades to have an edge in the entertainment industry. Candy McLellan knows that, and she certainly got the whole package when she made the choice to Go West.
'It's Just Perfect Here': International students find new home at UWG
UWG's College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) hosts students from nations as diverse as India, Nigeria, China, Kenya, South Korea, Macedonia and well beyond. Franziska Bremm is one of more than 20 international students enrolled in programs housed in COSM.
New Richards College of Business Building Enters Design Phase
Gov. Nathan Deal has approved $1.7 million in planning and design funding for the new building that will house the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia as part of the fiscal year 2019 state budget.
Big Data: UWG's RCOB Hosts Analytics Summit
University of West Georgia students who graduate with a certificate in data analytics can see the future - no crystal ball needed. These Richards College of Business students aren't time travelers or seers. Rather, they've learned how to gather and curate large amounts of data, identify patterns and forecast the future.
New Blueprint: Former Construction Manager Goes Back to School
The University of West Georgia offers such limitless possibilities for adult learners that a student could write a book on the subject. And that's exactly what Richard Foster, adult learner and graduate student of history, intends to do.
Superheroes: Graduate Student Advisory Council and Women in Politics Host Women's Empowerment Seminar
"Women are superheroes," said Brittany Gaskell, graduate student and president of the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) at the University of West Georgia. Gaskell opened the recent Women's Empowerment Seminar with this powerful remark as she welcomed attendees to the event hosted by GSAC and Women in Politics.
'A Second Home': Future M.D. Sets His Sights High
Jacob Sudduth, who earned his degree with a dual major in chemistry and biology, is now on his way to Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah. He read his father's letter for the first time for a video shown at commencement featuring him and other first-generation UWG graduates.
Longtime women's advocate Nellie Duke receives honorary UWG degree
Nellie Dunaway Duke was born on the 20th anniversary of International Women's Day. That's not a coincidence. Duke, 87, has spent her life working to improve the lives of women in Georgia and throughout the world, and on Thursday, she received an honorary doctorate from the University of West Georgia after speaking during UWG's spring commencement.
Spring Commencement 2018: UWG Confers Record Number of Degrees
A record number of University of West Georgia students graduated Thursday, but Student Government Association President Joshua Lester challenged them to not let graduation be the climax of their stories.
It Takes a Village: UWG Pre-K Provides Unique Early Learning Opportunity
The University of West Georgia's pre-kindergarten program isn't your average child care center. It is a unique early education opportunity that combines faculty, student and community life.
Early Childhood Education Awarded Teaching Excellence Award by Board of Regents
The Department of Early Childhood Education (ECED) at the University of West Georgia has won the 2018 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents award recognizes excellence in a department that displays strong commitment to teaching and student success.
Farese, Nunn Speak on "Art as Activism"
When Nancy Richards Farese was a young girl, riding in the backseat of her mother's car during seemingly endless carpool rides, she'd read Nancy Drew books. Now, Farese considers herself a modern-day Nancy Drew who shares more with the classic character than the same first name.
Of Arts and Analysis: Grad Student Combines Creativity and Finance
Changing professions mid-career is always challenging. For Sunday Holland Lovvorn, the University of West Georgia provided not only the tools she needed to make a change, but also a fresh start on a bold, new journey.
'Leap of Faith': First-generation college students graduate UWG
When Taylor Smith was 13 years old, his dad told him he wanted his son to use his brain, not his body, to be successful. Smith's father, a tradesman since he was 18 years old, had regular issues with his back and hands. Unfortunately, because of a tragic accident in 2008, Smith's father won't be in attendance at the UWG's spring commencement ceremony in which his son will become the first person in his family to receive a college degree.
UWG Alumni Present Before Emerging Healthcare Leaders
Earlier this month, University of West Georgia alumni serving as health care professionals presented before Emerging Healthcare Leaders (EHL), a multidisciplinary student organization housed in the chemistry department with more than 60 members.
Spring Forward: UWG Spring Commencement Set for May 10
May 10 will mark yet another pivotal moment of celebration for the University of West Georgia. Spring commencement ceremonies will be held Thursday, May 10, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the UWG Coliseum. UWG President Kyle Marrero will confer approximately 911 undergraduate degrees and 370 graduate degrees - adding to UWG's record of degree attainment.
Grad Students Travel to Ecuador for Study Abroad
Just ask University of West Georgia College of Education (COE) graduate students Jenna Mercer, Kela Oberlah and Taylor Underwood, who traveled to Ecuador during spring break to participate in a unique study abroad program with the Department of Communications Sciences and Professional Counseling.
UWG Recognizes 100 Students, Programs During Student Achievement Awards
The University of West Georgia rolled out the blue carpet last week, recognizing more than 100 students who have served as leaders on campus this year during the 2018 Student Achievement Awards.