Faculty transform the lives of the students they teach and mentor, and the Veterans and Military Programs Office wants to recognize those faculty who dedicate their energy to helping the students it serves.  Each year, students get a chance to nominate faculty members who do this and are especially adult- and military-friendly.

Recipients of the Career Development Award demonstrate a commitment to advancing their skills in the areas of self-knowledge, job search strategies, and interview techniques by making use of the many services offered by Career Services.  

The Engagement Award goes to the adult learners and military-connected students who have recorded attendance at the greatest number of campus events.  

Representing about 5% of their population, the adult learners and military-connected students recognized for the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award have at least a 3.66 cumulative GPA and 30 or more semester hours earned.   

Every student faces challenges, but adult learners and military-connected students often face unique obligations in balancing work, education, and caring for family members.  The Perseverance Awards recognize students who have persisted through personal hardship to achieve success.  

The students who earn the Service Awards does so by giving of themselves.  This award recognizes the students who record the most hours of service, on campus and in the community, during the academic year.  

The University of West Georgia takes pride in its role as a comprehensive university that emphasizes undergraduate education, including the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research with faculty mentorship.  The Undergraduate Research Award recognizes two adult learners and two military-connected students each academic year. 

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