Marketing Major Turned Academic Advisor
As a freshman entering college, University of West Georgia alumna Rebecca Whitley still wasn't sure what she wanted to be when she "grew up." However, she was certain of a few things: she was social, creative and didn't want a job where she did the same thing every day. This is what ultimately led to her new job as the coordinator of honors year one and involvement within the Honors College at the University of Alabama.
Service is a Way of Life for New UWG Police Chief
You can say police work runs deep in Tom Saccenti's blood. The University of West Georgia's new police chief took the oath to serve on his 18th birthday, after a childhood of counting officers among his heroes. Saccenti, who previously served as chief of police at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., starts in his new role Sept. 1.
CCEC Summit Focuses on Attainment, Affordability
High school student Carolina Butler offered what was perhaps the strongest validation of the Carrollton-Carroll County Education Collaborative as she addressed its members during a recent summit sponsored by the group. A senior at Central High School in the county system, Butler enrolled in Georgia's Move on When Ready program as one of the first sophomores. Getting college credit free as a high school student has been a life changer, she said.
West Georgia Regional Update Shows Decrease in Unemployment Rates
The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business has released the latest West Georgia regional update, and data shows that the U.S. economy continues to grow at a steady pace.