UWG Alumni

Send-off held for incoming Coweta freshmen

by Celia Shortt


Payton Cofield, center, is a 2014-2015 freshman student at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. She and her parents, Philisha, left, and Wayne, right, attended the UWG Cowet County freshmen sendoff party on Tuesday at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Cofield is a 2014 Newnan High School graduate and is majoring in early childhood education. 

By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com

University of West Georgia Alumni and the Coweta Alumni Council held the second Coweta County Freshman Send-Off party on Tuesday to welcome Coweta’s incoming freshmen.

Payton Cofield is a 2014 Newnan High School graduate and incoming freshman at UWG. She is majoring in early childhood education.

“I’m looking forward to the new changes which are going to come and the excitement of what West Georgia has to offer,” she said at the event held at the Coweta County Fairgrounds.

Cofield will be staying on campus and is excited to be on her own.

“I think it will be so much fun,” she added.

UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero’s also welcomed the freshmen at Tuesday’s gathering.

“You all are making a difference and in the footprint of our growth,” he told them.

Marrero said the students’ choice to attend UWG is now a relationship, and he and the staff are committed to their success.

The 2014-2015 UWG freshman class is the largest in the school’s history, and Coweta represents about ten percent of the whole student body of 12,200 students.

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