UWG fills three key positions in Facilities, Recreation and Housing

The University of West Georgia maintains its status as a nationally recognized leader in higher education via a number of avenues, including having the right players on the field. This month, two new hires join UWG in key positions, with a UWG veteran being promoted. Effective April 4, Jeremy McClelland assumed the role of associate […]

Mackenzi Costley named Outstanding Graduate Student by UWG

(Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Carrollton,Georgia). Central High School science teacher Mackenzi Costley was honored by the University of West Georgia Department of Early Childhood through Secondary Education as the Outstanding Graduate Student in Secondary Education. The award recognizesone student who represents superior achievement in the graduate Secondary Education program.Mackenzi graduated Magna Cum Laude with her […]

UWG raises record $153,000+ at Presidential Black Tie Gala

Surrounded by symbolic reminders of live oaks, more than 300 members of the University of West Georgia community celebrated the institution’s live impact at the 2022 Presidential Black Tie Gala over the weekend, raising a record of more than $153,000 to support student outcomes. The sold-out event (which also had record attendance) was the first […]

72% of local Teachers of the Year are UWG alumni

Carroll County and Carrollton City Schools recently named their Teachers of the Year, and nearly three-quarters of them are University of West Georgia alumni. This came as no surprise to Dr. Laura Smith, interim dean of UWG’s College of Education (COE). “The College of Education is excited to learn that 21 of the 29 Teachers […]

Stronger together: Organizations join forces to endow Ferling Scholarship at UWG

Thanks to the generous support of the local Casimir Pulaski Chapter of the Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution (GSSAR) and other community members and organizations, the John Ferling Scholarship in the University of West Georgia’s history program has been established as a fully endowed scholarship to support graduate history students with their research. […]

UWG launches computing degree aimed to support growing industry needs

As part of its commitment to providing competitive career-building opportunities, the University of West Georgia is expanding its offerings in the area of computing, a high-demand career in Georgia and beyond. The new Bachelor of Science in computing degree, developed in response to demand from prospective and current students, aims to help meet the industry […]

UWG celebrates record-breaking A Day fundraising campaign

The University of West Georgia recently wrapped its 39th and most successful “A Day to Give West campaign in the university’s history, receiving more than $1.1 million in gifts to support students. The $1,140,769 in funds will support UWG’s annual giving efforts, including scholarships, enhancements to campus, recreational activities, and other initiatives. Nichole Fannin, UWG’s […]

GHC, UWG partner to enhance opportunities for students in Douglasville

Student success remains priority amid GHC site closure Georgia Highlands College announced today the forthcoming closure of its Douglasville site, with the University of West Georgia committing to provide support to ensure student success in Douglas County. “We will continue our commitment to engage with future students in the Douglas County area just as we […]