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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 to closeness and unity I shared with my classmates and community. UWA and the town of Livingston offered me the same hospitality and comradery that I was accustomed to while still being large enough that I could branch out and have so many 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 degree and knew that 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 at UWA. 

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, to the football game, I love how Homecoming week bring s the whole community of Livingston together. 

What do you love 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 teachers and staff care and truly want their students to succeed. 

Piece of Advice for Prospective Students:

Be you! My college experience was amazing, but it may not be for someone else. I encourage anyone who comes to UWA to get involved with groups and activities that make you happy. UWA has something for everyone, so get out and find yours! 


Garrett Pearson 
gpearson@uwa.edu
office: 205.652.3806 

call or text: 205-670-2221