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UWG Alum Offers Helicopter to Capture Aerial Shots of Campus

By Kailin Smallwood

UWG Alum Offers Helicopter to Capture Aerial Shots of Campus During Homecoming weekend, UWG photographers had the opportunity to take aerial shots and videos of UWG’s campus. Since the last aerial shots were taken, 10 new buildings have been added to the UWG campus.

In an effort to properly showcase these transformational changes, John Harris, who graduated from UWG in 1971 with a BBA in marketing and 1973 with an MBA, and Steven Broome, associate director of visual services for University Communications and Marketing, suggested that new aerial shots be taken. Because a plane would not provide the flexibility needed for the shots, John offered to contact his friend and fraternity brother Bill Palmer, a 1972 UWG graduate with a BBA in marketing, to assist in the video by providing use of his helicopter. Bill graciously agreed to honor the request and took Steven and Xiaojuan Christian, UWG visual services specialist, to capture aerial images of the university.

“We see the university from the ground every day, but seldom do we see it from the treetops,” adds Steven. “It is finally time that we have imagery that captures the university from an unusual point of view.”

The TLC, Bookstore, Greek Village, Arbor View, University Suites, Center Pointe Suites, Campus Center, Nursing Building, Coliseum, the East Village, Callaway, Visual Arts Building and Athletics Complex have all been added to the campus since 1989.





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