Madison Yelle, Ignite 2015
"Back in high school, I never felt “smart” and never felt that I was as on the same
academic level as my peers. Because of this, I put myself down and never maximized
my full potential. The Ignite Program of 2015 helped me gain confidence that I never
thought was possible. The directors of the Ignite Program and my professors showed
me a lot of positivity and guidance that I will forever be thankful for. I can honestly
say that because of Ignite and my newfound confidence, I am unstoppable. I have the
courage to finally feel intelligent and be someone I am proud of. I am now a student
of the Honors College and I am an active member of Alpha Gamma Delta. I have loved
being a student here at West Georgia, and I cannot wait to see what my future holds.
Corby Love, Ignite 2016
"I graduated from high school with not the best of grades and clueless about what
my college experience would be like. I applied to West Georgia and got information
about the Ignite program here. At first, I was a bit skeptical about the program,
but once I got here and met my fellow classmates, mentors, and professors, I figured
I’m getting a head start in college and was able to receive 6 credit hours for it.
Because of Ignite, I developed great study habits, was introduced to a college schedule
and starting early, and came here Fall semester with good friends to interact with."
Brooke McAfee, Ignite 2016
"Ignite gave me the opportunity to see who I really am as a student. It really prepared
me for the Fall semester and gave me a taste of what college is like. I was fully
accepted into this university, but my mom and dad wanted me to go to see much studying
you really have to do to get an “A” in a course. If I didn’t go to the Ignite program,
I honestly don’t know how I would have gotten through the Fall semester. Ignite is
the way to go!"
Erin McCaffery, Ignite 2016
"Ignite benefited me in so many ways! I got to experience living alone for the first time and met some of my closest friends. Don’t get me wrong, it was a lot of hard work. We attended study sessions four times a week, but it ended up benefiting me and teaching me how to study for classes. Ignite was packed with fun activities for us like Six Flags, a Braves game, and plenty of movie nights! Not to mention, you are assigned a mentor so it’s like having your own sibling there to look out for you and always help you out. I was skeptical about Ignite at first, since I would be leaving home early and losing summer time, but all in all I met amazing people and had a great experience. Also, Ignite helps you to learn the whole campus so when Fall starts you are a pro!"