Main Street Values: UWG Preps Alumna for Public Service Success
If the past few years are any indication of success, April McKown is destined to go far. Since graduating from UWG in 2013, she has not only been honored by her alma mater as a member of the 2016 Class of 30 Under 30, she was also named as one of the Young Professionals to Watch by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition, Douglas County and Douglasville recognized her by naming her a Top Young Professional and Employee of the Year, respectively.
Dynamic Duo Takes the Stage
She was stage managing a rendition of Romeo and Juliet, and he played the controversial character, Tybalt. But unlike the tragic love story, this tale follows the lives of two University of West Georgia seniors and their friendship that blossomed from the fertile soil of the UWG theatre department.
Student Project Grows Wheels
A project that has been two years in the making is finally coming to fruition as Southwire launches Carrollton's first-ever bike sharing program with the help of Tanner Health System and students in the first cohort of the University of West Georgia (UWG) Southwire Sustainable Business Honors (SSBH) Program.
From Lab Coat to the Cloth
From a scientist working with test tubes to becoming a minister who guides her flock, this is the life of University of West Georgia alumna Bishop Sharma Lewis, who left the lab behind and turned to her faith to find her future. As a result, Bishop Lewis is now the first African-American woman elected from the Southeast jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church (UMC).
Professor Honored for Scientific Contributions
University of West Georgia's Dr. Satyanarayana Swamy-Mruthinti was recently honored for his scientific achievements when he was presented with the El Instituto de Investigaciones Cientificas y Servicios de Alta Tecnologia (INDICASAT) Distinguished Scientist Award by the Association for Biotechnology and Pharmacy (ABAP).
Jackie Robinson: Baseball and Civil Rights Pioneer
The exhibit "Jackie Robinson: Baseball and Civil Rights Pioneer" will be on display at the University of West Georgia's Ingram Library from Feb. 20 through March 17. The exhibit includes talks by two scholars. There is no fee for the exhibit or its programs.
The Next Generation of Scientists: UWG Hosts Middle, High School Students at Regional Science Fair
Some of the region's sharpest young minds recently converged on the University of West Georgia when winners of local middle and high school science fairs showcased their hard work at the West Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair (WGRSEF). The event is just one of many examples of UWG's commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in the region.
UWG's Richards College of Business Extends AACSB Accreditation
Once again, the University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business continues to showcase their dedication to excellence as the college's business and accounting accreditation has been extended for another five years by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
History in the Making
UWG alumnus Matthew Thomas has proven that there is no set path, age or time for making your mark. At 26 years old, Thomas made history after being named the youngest Rotary Club president of Canton, Ga. while working as the city's economic development manager. From helping local businesses prosper to providing more services to his community, he is the real deal, and he's excited to share a few tips with current UWG students.
Law Enforcement Launches Operation Protect Our Pack
The leaders of three local law enforcement agencies announced today the creation of a crime suppression partnership focused on driving criminal activity -- including the sale of marijuana and associated crimes -- from apartment neighborhoods near the University of West Georgia campus.
Leading by Serving Others: BB&T Lecture Series Features David Daniels
The University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business recently featured David Daniels, owner and operator of Chick-fil-A in Carrollton, who lectured on his secrets to success as the most recent installment of the BB&T Lectures in Free Enterprise. The series is a vital part of the Richards College of Business learning experience.
Literacy and Beyond: Conference Gathers Area Reading and Writing Educators
The University of West Georgia's Cherokee Rose Writing Project recently hosted the 2017 Literacy and Beyond Conference, a day devoted to the latest research and teaching strategies for educators of literacy.
Alum Broadcasts Success Pointers: Reporter Darryl Forges Urges Students to Take Initiative
University of West Georgia alum Darryl Forges is the perfect example that proves hard work can get you anywhere. Forges, who started as an intern at WSB in Atlanta, continuously worked his way up through the industry to his current position as a news reporter at WTVJ NBC 6 in South Florida.
10 Tips from Penny Pinching Ph.D.s
College students came for the free pizza but stayed for the helpful tips shared by Dr. Heather Bono and Dr. William J. Smith at the Penny Pinching Ph.D.s seminar recently held in Row Hall and hosted by economics professor Kim Holder and Kendall McCamy of the department of Financial Aid. Bono and Smith shared their insight on money management and saving money wisely.
Adams sidesteps blocks in drive for NFL career
As redshirt freshman at the University of West Georgia, Tyrell Adams listened as scouts told him he didn't have what it took to play professional football. Agents told him his size and choice of college pretty much blocked him from playing in the NFL. But they didn't know Adams and the fervent determination that eventually earned him a spot throwing off blocks on the active roster of the Oakland Raiders.