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Visual artist Garland Farwell kicked off a year-long artist-residency, Monday, Feb. 19 at the University of West Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler Library, with a folk-art exhibit of hex signs, a uniquely American art form and best-known symbol of the Pennsylvania Dutch, interpreted through an African American, southern and rural lens.
Visual artist Garland Farwell kicked off a year-long artist-residency, Monday, Feb. 19 at the University of West Alabama’s Julia Tutwiler Library, with a folk-art exhibit of hex signs, a uniquely American art form and best-known symbol of the Pennsylvania Dutch, interpreted through an African American, southern and rural lens.
Nursing student, Keya Tabb, posing with nursing tools
Despite challenges, obstacles, and disappointments, Keya Tabb never gave up on her dream of becoming a registered nurse. Now enrolled in the University of West Alabama’s associate of science in nursing (ASN) program, the 52-year-old Tuscaloosa native is on track to graduate this May and credits her perseverance to her faith and grandmother’s wise counsel.
The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame will induct its two newest members at a ceremony on the University of West Alabama campus on March 7 at 11:00 a.m. at Bridges Auditorium. This year’s inductees are broadcaster Mary Olive Enslen Tinder and artist Janet Nolan.
Interior Design Student Jillian Lewis
IMC's philosophy and hands-on practical application attracted Jillian Lewis of Meridian and Tuscaloosa native Kymaya Walker to the program and the new multidimensional interior design track.
R.J. Miller was back at the University of West Alabama this week, sharing real-world advice with business students for the second time since graduating from UWA sixteen years ago.
This year, the University of West Alabama community is commemorating the MLK holiday on Monday, Jan. 15, at 2:30 p.m. in collaboration with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Pi Delta Chapter of UWA and UWA's Office of Diversity and Inclusion alongside FBC of Livingston.
Dr. Uchenna Akpom
Longtime UWA business professor Dr. Uchenna Akpom was recently named director of the University’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Rural Business program. The first of its kind degree program was introduced two years ago at UWA and features relevant courses that focus on critical issues as well as strategies and solutions related to rural businesses and designed to offer innovative solutions to global rural business challenges.
More than a slogan or tagline, there really is something about The University of West Alabama that drew Hannah and Josh Millwood back to their alma mater.

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