Alum Wins Poetry Award: A Q&A with Award Winning Poet Eric Smith

University of West Georgia alumnus Eric Smith '04 recently won the 2017 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. His winning work--Black Hole Factory, which will be published in 2018 by the University of Tampa Press--is a unique collection of poems with many different recurring themes and ideas that return throughout.

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A recent $75,000 gift from Piedmont Newnan Hospital will support academic programming, technology enhancement and other initiatives at the University of West Georgia in Newnan.

Piedmont Provides $75,000 Support for UWG Newnan

A recent $75,000 gift from Piedmont Newnan Hospital will support academic programming, technology enhancement and other initiatives at the University of West Georgia in Newnan.

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UWG theatre alumnus and double-leg amputee Eric Graise (‘15), who achieved somewhat of a pop icon status as Stump Leg Walker and Fallen Tree Zombie in AMC’s the Walking Dead, is now poised to star in Step Up: High Water, a YouTube Red series based on the dance drama multimedia franchise and produced by actor Channing Tatum.

Hail to the King: Alumnus Cast on Upcoming Hit Show

UWG theatre alumnus and double-leg amputee Eric Graise ('15), who achieved somewhat of a pop icon status as Stump Leg Walker and Fallen Tree Zombie in AMC's the Walking Dead, is now poised to star in Step Up: High Water, a YouTube Red series based on the dance drama multimedia franchise and produced by actor Channing Tatum.

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Raised by a single mother in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Eaton, Ga., University of West Georgia alumna Alex Ingle ‘14 drew everything around her—especially people. As an art student at UWG, her first assignment was a social construct piece in which she either celebrated or rejected, and this piece is always something she returns to in her mind.

Artist Alex Ingle Returns Home to UWG

Raised by a single mother in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Eaton, Ga., University of West Georgia alumna Alex Ingle '14 drew everything around her--especially people. As an art student at UWG, her first assignment was a social construct piece in which she either celebrated or rejected, and this piece is always something she returns to in her mind.

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Born in Catalonia, University of West Georgia alumnus Roger Lascorz ’14 knew from a young age his passion for space exploration.

Alum Reaches for the Stars

Born in Catalonia, University of West Georgia alumnus Roger Lascorz '14 knew from a young age his passion for space exploration. "I remember the first time my parents showed me some lunar pictures," Lascorz explained. "I asked them how many people lived there now and was really surprised to learn the answer."

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