UWG acting president speaks to Kiwanis

Fri, 03/09/2007 - 11:36am
By: The Citizen

Tim Hynes

Dr. Tim Hynes, University of West Georgia’s acting president, spoke to the Newnan Kiwanis on Tuesday, March 6 about the university, its growth and future. He credited the local community’s enduring support for helping to achieve the university’s success and thanked the Newnan Kiwanis club for being an integral part of it.

“At our university, we strive to provide quality education, one student at a time, ‘Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment,’ as we say,” Hynes stated. “The Kiwanis have contributed about $40,000 in student scholarships in support of our students, allowing them to pursue the American dream.”

University of West Georgia has enjoyed steady growth through the years; over 10,000 students are currently enrolled, choosing from 109 programs of study, including 60 at the bachelor’s level and 45 at the master’s and specialist levels. While about 2,000 alums reside in Coweta County, the university serves students from all of Georgia, as well as 43 U.S. states and 41 countries. Online courses for both undergraduate and graduate students are available.

Speakers at the Newnan Kiwanis cover a variety of interesting and informative topics. Upcoming presentations include Chief Hammond and Bill Haynes of the Coweta County Fire Department on March 20 and “To Fill the Sky with Pilots” by Ed Wyrick on April 3. The Newnan Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday for lunch, from 12-1 p.m., at the Special Events Center, 299 Bullsboro Drive in Newnan. Community members are welcome; please visit www.newnankiwanis.com for more information.

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