by Allie Smith
University of West Georgia graduate student Michael Mordi has found his home a long way from where he was born.
Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Mordi moved to Douglasville, Georgia in 2010, before his journey with UWG began.
Mordi's first experience with UWG was touring the campus as a high school student.
“Originally, UWG was not on my radar at all,” Mordi said. “It wasn’t until I toured
the campus that I fell in love and knew it was exactly what I wanted.”
Mordi graduated with his bachelor's degree in criminology from UWG in 2018 and felt so connected to the community, he decided to stay and enroll
in a graduate program.
Spending the last six years at UWG, Mordi has been involved in the community for the
majority of his time here in the United States.
“West Georgia is my home,” Mordi said. “I have been here for most of my life in the
United States, and I’ve built my life around UWG.”
Mordi’s experience at UWG has been a transformative one for him both personally and
“UWG has made me into someone I never thought I could be,” Mordi said. “I am more
Through this connection, Mordi has been able to sharpen the skills he has been learning
since his freshman year at UWG.
“My experience has prepared me for a lot,” he said. “It showed me that I am capable
of interacting with a variety of people.”
His four years of undergraduate engagement were so significant in Mordi’s life, he
wanted to find a way to help create that same experience of self-development for current
Being involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life, Mordi is able to give back to students
through their involvement in social organizations. In his role, it is important to
him that he is able to help these students develop personally as well as professionally.
“I want to give back to the university that gave me so much.”Posted on