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Garrett Pearson

Garrett Pearson

I am originally from Moundville, Alabama where I attended Hale County High School. My small high school felt even smaller when compared to those in the neighboring town of Tuscaloosa. Being from a small place I always enjoyed the closeness and unity I shared with my classmates and community. UWA, and the town of Livingston, offered me the same hospitality and comradely that I was accustomed to while still being large enough to branch out and have new opportunities. During my time as a student, I was a part of the UWA baseball team, a Student Ambassador, Orientation Leader, manager at the University Cinema, and completed an internship in the UWA Athletic Department. I graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and knew I did not want to leave the school that meant so much to me. After spending time as a graduate assistant, I accepted a full-time position in Admissions. 

Favorite Place on Campus:  

My  favorite place on campus is Tartt Field. There is nothing like spending a day at the ballpark with a nice breeze coming off of Lake LU. 

Favorite UWA Tradition:  

Without a doubt, Homecoming week. From the Key to Victory, to the parade and football game, I love how Homecoming week brings the whole community of Livingston together. 

What do you love the most about UWA:  

I love the "down home" feel. The school and community are both so inviting and welcoming. I especially love how much the professors and staff care and truly want their students to succeed. 

Piece of Advice for Prospective Students: 

Be you! My college experience was amazing and I encourage everyone who come to West Alabama to get involved. With over 60 student organizations, UWA has something for everyone, so get out and find yours!

Garrett Pearson

text: 205-670-2221