by Elizabeth Stone
The University of West Georgia’s “Go West for A Day” Annual Fund campaign is well under way. “A Night to Go West,” an annual event held this year at the Train Depot in downtown Carrollton, is an opportunity for volunteers, sponsors and donors to receive an update on the campaign, celebrate the progress and inspire each other to continue to press forward.
Dr. Bill Estes, vice president of University Advancement for UWG, welcomed guests and recognized the official sponsors of the A Day campaign, thanking them for their help and contributions. Diane Homesley, UWG director of Development and Alumni Relations, provided an update on contributions from UWG faculty and staff, and Donna Lackey Armstrong and Artagus Newell, community chair and vice chair for the A Day campaign, provided a community contributions update as well. Dr. Kyle Marrero, president of UWG, also thanked all those who have volunteered and supported the A Day campaign.
Clint Samples, associate professor and assistant chair of UWG’s Department of Art, announced the auctioning of miniature wolf statues, replicas of the life-size statues placed on UWG’s campus and in the Carrollton community as part of the Howl for UWG project. The proceeds from the auction go toward the Annual Fund as well. At the end of the auction, the Groove Gypsies provided live music for dancing.
For more information or to contribute to the Annual Fund and “Go West for A Day” campaign, please visit www.westga.edu/development.