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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.
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.
Leslie Hood was three months pregnant with her son Wesley when she walked across the stage to receive her diploma at Valley High School’s graduation in 1999.  Twenty-four years later, mother and son walked across the stage at UWA’s 2023 fall commencement, only this time, they each received a diploma. 
When Matt Gurley moved to Livingston in 1996 to play football at the University of West Alabama, he had no inkling he and his family would develop intrinsic ties to the university and the community they now call home.
UWA Homecoming 2023

Homecoming week kicks off with one of the UWA campus’s favorite traditions, the search for the Key to Victory. Clues for the Key to Victory will be released to students beginning Monday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m. and continuing at noon and 3 p.m. each day until the key is found and turned in at Brock 202. The student who finds the key wins $1,000.

UWA license plate

The University of West Alabama has launched a new design for its collegiate license plate available to Alabama residents. The design, which will be available August 1, features red and white University branding, including a sleek and fierce red and white tiger profile. Proceeds from sales of the plate benefit a scholarship program at UWA.

UWA Nursing Students with Pro-Certified medals

When the University of West Alabama held commencement exercises in May, nearly 40 graduates from the Division of Nursing decorated their robes with round medallions dangling from red-and-white ribbons.

UWA President Dr. Ken Tucker, Provost Dr. Tim Edwards, Liza Howard, UWA Board of Trustees President Hal Bloom, UWA Board of Trustees Vice President Joseph Brown.

Liza James Howard long ago established her legacy at the University of West Alabama when she became its first Black student in the fall of 1966. The university hasn’t forgotten.

UWA cross-country runner Audrick Pyronneau

Speed comes naturally to Audrick Pyronneau, a former distance runner on the University of West Alabama’s track-and-field team. That he’s using that trait to pursue his academic goals shouldn’t be a surprise.


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