The University of West Georgia presents “Lillian Williams: Celebrating Her Life and Legacy,” an exhibit to honor the first African-American student to enroll at West Georgia College. The exhibit will be held on Saturday, September 13, at 3 p.m. in UWG’s Ingram Library. This free and public exhibit will include a documentary video and panel exhibit highlighting Mrs. Williams’ life as an accomplished wife, mother, teacher and student.
Mrs. Williams became the first African-American student at then West Georgia College in the summer of 1963. While raising her children, she pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and was also the first African-American student to graduate from West Georgia College in 1967. After graduating, Mrs. Williams continued her teaching career in the Carroll County School System and later obtained her master’s degree in elementary education from West Georgia College in 1972. Read more ...
The University of West Georgia is pleased to announce the Hardy and Merryl McCalman Foundation recently made a donation to the University of West Georgia Foundation for the David H. Hovey Faculty Fellowship at the Richards College of Business. The endowment honors Dr. David H. Hovey, Jr., former dean of Richards College of Business at UWG, who passed away on August 25, 2013, at the age of 71.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the fellowship on April 16, 2014. Beginning in fall 2015, the David H. Hovey Faculty Fellow will be appointed annually, and preference will be given to those working in the discipline of strategic management. Read more ...
University of West Georgia alum Cade Parian ’00 was elected in July to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for 2014, his first year to earn the distinction. In August, he was named a 2014 Rising Star by the Daily Report.
Cade’s law office, The Parian Law Firm, LLC, is based in Carrollton, Georgia. He earned his law degree from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, in 2006.
His community associations go beyond the courtroom, as he is a UWG National Alumni Association Board Member, a member of the UWG Trial Lawyers Association Board and a member of the UWG Athletic Foundation Executive Committee. Read more ...
The UWG Coliseum was recently renovated with a new floor creating a one-of-a-kind look for the home of the Wolves.
Cole Stratton, assistant director of the Coliseum, shared a time-lapse video of the floor make-over and noted that the trend of staining different areas of the court different colors has only been around for the last couple of years and can be very challenging due to the density of maple gym flooring as compared to residential maple flooring.
The project was completed by Stevens Gymnasiums, a family owned and operated company that has been in business for 20 years. UWG initially designed the court from which Stevens Gymnasium created large vinyl sticker stencils used to paint the lettering and logos.The products used on the court included DuraSeal stain in Nutmeg and Golden Oak for the 3-Point Area and Lanes. The paint is by Bona Courtlines and the polyurethane used is Bona Sport.
Next time you are at the Coliseum, take a moment to admire the outstanding work that is a hallmark of UWG pride.
UWG football kicks off in four days, and the countdown is on! Gates to University Stadium open on Tuesday, September 2. Practice the chants, master the alma mater, learn the fight song and run the Freshman Lap. Free food available.
The fun begins at 9 p.m, but gates open at 8:30. The first 500 people in the door will receive free t-shirts. Let's get ready to rock Mars Hill on Saturday!
For the full football schedule, please visit the Wolves website.