Rob Hood and George W. Bush on Air Force One

Don't Sit on the Sidelines: Alum Reflects on His Career in Washington, D.C.

Make every minute count. That's the advice University of West Georgia alumnus Rob Hood has for current and prospective UWG students. He should know: from flying in Air Force One with the president of the United States to interacting with renowned animal researcher Jane Goodall, Hood has made a lot of minutes count.

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Gabrielle Beteag

Great Opera-tunities: UWG Alumna Wins in Met Auditions

After Gabrielle Beteag's final voice exam at the University of West Georgia, she was approached by a nationally acclaimed operatic soprano -- who happened to be then-UWG First Lady, Dr. Jane Redding Marrero -- inquiring about her next steps.

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Heather Rodriguez

History Repeating: UWG Alumna, Medical Historian Chronicles Pandemics for CDC

In the early days of the pandemic - when it became apparent that Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was going to be a large-scale global public health issue - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) David J. Sencer Museum began to collect items so they wouldn't be lost to future researchers.

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Logo that reads Pontoon Brewing Hand Sanitizer - Shades on, bottoms up, and wash your hands. Bailey and Southside.

Cleanup Time: UWG Grad Transforms Brewery into Hand Sanitizer Production Facility

The late American television personality Fred Rogers said his mother always told him to "look for the helpers" during challenging times. When University of West Georgia alumnus Sean O'Keefe learned there was a way he could make a difference during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, he didn't hesitate to act.

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As the first female superintendent in the Newton County School System’s 150-year history, University of West Georgia alumna Samantha Fuhrey ‘00 has not only raised the glass ceiling for women in upper school administration. She has shattered it.

Community Interest: UWG Alumna Named Georgia Superintendent of the Year, Finalist for National Superintendent of the Year

As the first female superintendent in the Newton County School System's 150-year history, University of West Georgia alumna Samantha Fuhrey '00 has not only raised the glass ceiling for women in upper school administration. She has shattered it.

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