by Elizabeth Stone
The University of West Georgia held two spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Friends, family and more gathered in the UWG Coliseum to congratulate the graduates on a job well done.
The university conferred approximately 890 undergraduate degrees and 300 graduate degrees. The official number of degrees will be released in mid-May. Steve Penley, a renowned artist and community supporter, was not only the commencement speaker for both ceremonies, but also received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of West Georgia.
The 9 a.m. ceremony featured graduates from the College of Education, College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Science and Mathematics. The 2 p.m. ceremony included the College of Social Sciences, the Tanner Health System School of Nursing and the Richards College of Business. To view both ceremonies in their entirety, please visit www.westga.edu/commencement.php.
Recent graduates of UWG are invited to participate in a Young Alumni Speed Networking event on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 7 to 9 pm. At Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Midtown Atlanta. To view more events and announcements from the UWG Alumni Association, please visit www.westga.edu/development.