Ending the Stigma: UWG programs work to diminish spiral of mental illness
Imagine a village situated near the edge of a cliff. Despite parental warnings, children in the village play near the edge, and despite fencing, some accidentally fall to their deaths. Village residents come together and pledge to raise funds to solve the problem, choosing to build a new hospital at the bottom of the cliff. That illustration is how UWG's Dr. Mark Kunkel describes the state of mental health in the United States today.
FIREd Up: UWG alums lead flexible life of financial independence
Work less, earn more. That's the dream. It's a dream that two University of West Georgia alumni are turning into a reality as they aim to become financially independent by the time they're in their mid-30s.
Shoring up Science: Students Use New Technology in Coastal Preservation
Three-dimensional mapping is an integral part of surveying methods used in coastal maintenance, and a professor at the University of West Georgia tasks student researchers to use mobile devices to digitally map regional coastlines.
DAISY Award: Caring Nurse Faculty Members Honored by the DAISY Foundation
Nursing faculty members in the Tanner Health System School of Nursing (THSSON) at the University of West Georgia care about their students and about each other. Their dedication to caring was recently exemplified when two faculty members, Dr. Sally Richter and Dr. Patty Moran, were presented with the DAISY Award.
Marching off the Map: Education Collaborative hosts third annual summit
The Carroll County Education Collaborative (CCEC) has built its foundation on relationships and mutual trust, uniting the leadership of educational institutions across West Georgia to establish a common vision for student success from pre-kindergarten through a viable career. Dr. Kyle Marrero, president of the University of West Georgia, said it's crucial for the members of the CCEC to never lose sight of the value of those relationships and mutual trust.
Autism, Hope and Achievement: UWG Alumnus Michael Goodroe Releases Memoir
As a child, University of West Georgia alumnus Michael Goodroe was developmentally behind other children his age. Now, at 31 years old, he is a public speaker and author.
Going Beyond Borders: Alum Making a Difference in the Lives of Women and Children in Developing Countries
Quencina Gardner has been busy since she attended the University of West Georgia. Inspired by her professors, Gardner began her service to humanity, even while still a student.
'Better than I used to be': UWG's SPARK program connects future educators, at-risk youth
Tony has spent his life running. The 16-year-old - whose name has been changed - is on his high school's track and football teams. Unfortunately, Tony got into some trouble last year and found himself in front of a judge instead of an offensive line. But now, thanks to a transformative mentoring program at the University of West Georgia, Tony's not running away from anything, but rather running toward something.