In October, Garner received the Gwen Hutchinson Outstanding Social Studies Educator Award presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga. This highly prestigious award follows upon the heels of many other honors he has received, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Teacher of the Year.

Feeding His Passion: Newnan Educator and UWG Alum Earns Prestigious Award

In October, Garner received the Gwen Hutchinson Outstanding Social Studies Educator Award presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Council for the Social Studies at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga. This highly prestigious award follows upon the heels of many other honors he has received, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars 2017 Teacher of the Year.

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The University of West Georgia wishes all a happy holiday season and a joyous new year. Here is a list of important upcoming dates through January.

Holiday/January Information

The University of West Georgia wishes all a happy holiday season and a joyous new year.

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Becky Thomas-Haden, a University of West Georgia graduate, was recently recognized for her efforts in the pre-K classroom when Georgia’s first lady Sandra Deal visited Mulberry Creek Elementary School in Harris County to present her with the statewide Pre-K Teacher of the Year award.

'Extra': Alumna is Georgia's Pre-K Teacher of the Year

Becky Thomas-Haden, a University of West Georgia graduate, was recently recognized for her efforts in the pre-K classroom when Georgia's first lady Sandra Deal visited Mulberry Creek Elementary School in Harris County to present her with the statewide Pre-K Teacher of the Year award.

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The University of West Georgia contributed $577 million to the region’s economy during the state’s 2017 fiscal year, according to a report recently released by the University System of Georgia (USG).

Report: UWG Contributes $577 Million to Regional Economy

The University of West Georgia contributed $577 million to the region's economy during the state's 2017 fiscal year, according to a report recently released by the University System of Georgia (USG).

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The University of West Georgia conferred 849 degrees during two Commencement ceremonies Saturday, with keynote speaker Bentina Chisolm Terry imploring graduates to

UWG Confers 849 Degrees in Fall Ceremony

The University of West Georgia conferred 849 degrees during two Commencement ceremonies Saturday, with keynote speaker Bentina Chisolm Terry imploring graduates to "not let today get in the way of tomorrow."

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When Jane Hawksworth was 8 years old, her family left South Africa and immigrated to the United States. Her parents wanted a better life and more opportunities for Jane and her two younger sisters.

Out of Africa: South African Emigrant Finds Success, Scholarship at UWG

When Jane Hawksworth was 8 years old, her family left South Africa and immigrated to the United States. Her parents wanted a better life and more opportunities for Jane and her two younger sisters.

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For the 16th consecutive year, the University of West Georgia’s Health Services department has been awarded a grant by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

UWG Receives $13,000 Grant from GOHS

For the 16th consecutive year, the University of West Georgia's Health Services department has been awarded a grant by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

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From giving cultural lessons to joining their lunch table conversation, Jennifer Schelp has no limitations for providing her students with the best educational experience possible.

UWG Alumna Nominated for LifeChanger of the Year Award

From giving cultural lessons to joining their lunch table conversation, Jennifer Schelp has no limitations for providing her students with the best educational experience possible.

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The University of West Georgia will close another record-breaking fall semester with commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 15. This fall, enrollment topped 13,733 – a record for the university.

Fall Commencement: Another Record Setting Semester in the Books

The University of West Georgia will close another record-breaking fall semester with commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 15. This fall, enrollment topped 13,733 - a record for the university.

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Great things happen for those who go west. University of West Georgia undergraduate Tammy Lee certainly attests to that. This precocious computer science major recently placed third in competition at the Grace Hopper Celebration held in Orlando, Florida.

Building Science from Scratch: Computer Student Awarded for Work on Hackathon

Great things happen for those who go west. University of West Georgia undergraduate Tammy Lee certainly attests to that. This precocious computer science major recently placed third in competition at the Grace Hopper Celebration held in Orlando, Florida.

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University of West Georgia students in the UWG Marching Band face a difficult choice as they progress closer toward graduation. Do these upperclassmen stay in the band – sacrificing Saturdays in the fall and countless hours through the week for rehearsal – or leave the band to focus on their more rigorous course loads and part-time jobs that allow them to stay in school?

Game-Changer: Stones Establish Ongoing Sponsorship of UWG Marching Band

University of West Georgia students in the UWG Marching Band face a difficult choice as they progress closer toward graduation. Do these upperclassmen stay in the band - sacrificing Saturdays in the fall and countless hours through the week for rehearsal - or leave the band to focus on their more rigorous course loads and part-time jobs that allow them to stay in school?

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