Over the past few months there have been several changes made to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. University of West Georgia alumna Meredith Ledbetter, who graduated from UWG in 2009, has recently been promoted to assistant director of alumni relations.
Meredith transferred to UWG in 2007 in hopes of following in her father’s footsteps, who is an UWG alumnus.
“I liked the campus and really enjoyed the interactions between the professors and myself,” says Meredith, who claims that she had to work hard for her good grades in college. “I knew that the professors truly cared about my success.” Read more ...
The Richards College of Business faculty and staff gathered to honor Dr. David Boldt, professor of economics, on Friday, June 20, as he stepped down from his role as the chair of the economics department, effective July 1, 2014, to return to teaching.
When Dr. Boldt was appointed as the economics department chair in the fall of 2001, he brought considerable experience as an educator to his role. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from San Diego State University in 1976, followed by a Master of Arts in economics from the University of New Mexico in 1978 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of New Mexico in 1987. Read more ...
University of West Georgia President Kyle Marrero and Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs J. Micheal Crafton will appear on the award-winning talk show The Balancing Act® airing on Lifetime Television on Thursday, July 31 and Thursday, August 7 at 7 a.m. EST. The show is a national program that brings today's on-the-go women positive solutions and cutting-edge ideas to help balance their busy lives. The duo will highlight how UWG's online learning programs are making college more affordable and accessible. Read more ...
The University of West Georgia Wind Ensemble showed up on Adamson Square in Carrollton recently for an impromptu performance.
"It was such a privilege to play on the Square, going to the audience instead of asking them to come to us," writes Director of Bands Josh Byrd in his blog. "It let the city of Carrollton know the quality of music that takes place at UWG as well as the quality of students that we have on campus."
Although this was the only flash mob of the spring semester, Josh says more are on the horizon.
"After all of their hard work the students were excited and ready to play again," he continues. "Making someone happy is a wonderful feeling. For the students in the UWG Wind Ensemble, the opportunity to do it through music makes it all the more special."
Country music legend Mel Tillis has been in the music/entertainment business for over 50 years. On Friday, July 25, he'll be at the Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, Georgia at 7:30 p.m. The evening will be opened with a performance by newcomers Little Honey.
Tickets range from $30 to $40, and all ticket prices increase by $5 at the door. For more information, please visit milltownmusichall.com.