Office phone number: 678-839-6527
- Ashley Copeland, Editor-in-Chief: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Copeland is a senior at the UWG. She is a Mass Communications major with a concentration in Convergence Journalism, and is a Political Science minor. Copeland has been involved with The West Georgian since 2011, where she began as Copy Editor. Copeland is in her second year of being Editor-in-Chief. Copeland has an extensive background in print journalism, and has experience in the areas of news, sports, and editorials. Copeland also has interned with the UWG’s University and Marketing Department, where she served as a Communications intern. Through the internship, Copeland was able to learn the fundamentals of university relations, copy writing, media relations, and editing.
In addition to her experience in the newsroom, Copeland serves as the Executive Secretary of the 2013-2014 Georgia College Press Association (GCPA) Board. In April 2013, Copeland was recognized by the UWG Student Government Association as the recipient of the 2012-2013 Toyal Jackson “Making A Difference” Award. The award recognizes a UWG student that has worked to help unite the student body at UWG, has actively involved themselves within the community and shows dedicated service to enhancing student life.
Aside from school and journalism, Copeland enjoys attending concerts, spending time with her friends, family and her shih tzu–Kennedy. After graduating from UWG, Copeland plans to attend graduate school at West Virginia University or the University of West Georgia to obtain a Master’s in Mass Communications. She plans to someday work for ESPN in either print or broadcast and later teach journalism on a collegiate level.
Copeland is a native of Atlanta, Ga.
- Kathleen Sturgeon, Chief Copy Editor: email@example.com
Kathleen Sturgeon is a senior at UWG. She is a Mass Communications major and Sociology minor. She has been involved with The West Georgian since 2012, and is excited to join the staff this year as Chief Copy Editor. Sturgeon loves print journalism and hopes to have a career in it in the future. Sturgeon has a history with newspapers, where she started writing for her high school newspaper, The Hook, for two years in Alpharetta, Ga. During the summer of 2013, Sturgeon interned with Appen Media Group. Appen Media Group produces four newspapers: Alpharetta and Roswell Revue & News, Milton Herald, Johns Creek Herald, and Forsyth Herald.
- Aramis Thomas, Asst. Copy Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donny Karr, News Editor: email@example.com
Donny Karr is a senior at UWG and is studying Mass Communications with a focus in Convergence Journalism. He has worked as the Sports Editor for The West Georgian and is also an intern at the Times-Georgian. He is a native of Carrollton, Ga. He enjoys sports, fishing and hunting.
- Tyler Jones, Features Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spencer Lewis, Advertising & Business Manager: email@example.com
Born and raised in Griffin, Georgia, Spencer Lewis is a graduate of Griffin High School. After attending Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia for two years he transferred to UWG in 2011. Lewis is a History major with a concentration in secondary education; he began working as the Advertising and Business Manager for The West Georgian in the fall of 2012. When not working or at school, Lewis enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and animals on his family’s farm which includes three dogs, six goats, and thirteen chickens. After graduating from UWG, Lewis plans to become a high school history teacher while he works towards his Master’s degree and hopes to one day obtain his Doctorate’s degree and teach history at the collegiate level.
- Travis Spangler, Circulation Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kenneth “Spot” Martin, Graphic Design Editor: email@example.com
Kenneth is a senior at UWG and is majoring in Art Education. While intending to teach art after graduation, he knows that his development as an artist is crucial to his future students. Ken often finds himself experimenting with new media. Though he has tried his hand at methods ranging from photography to collaging, he currently serves as the Graphic Design Editor.
- Caitlin Smith, Webmaster: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. John Sewell, Advisor: email@example.com
As an educator my goal is twofold: to provide viable career training, and to foster critical thinking in hope of spurring progressive social change. Although my professional history and current focus at UWG is in journalism, I also have a strong background in cultural studies, critical theory, and critical/rhetorical ethnography. My research is focused on gendered identities associated with rock music subcultures. At present I am rewriting my dissertation, “‘Doing it for The Dudes’: A Comparative Ethnographic Study of Performative Masculinity in Heavy Metal and Hardcore Subcultures” as a book project. I am excited to be working with the staff of The West Georgian, and have high expectations for the newspaper this year.
All ad inquiries should contact Spencer Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please send all general inquiries and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter Submission Policy
The West Georgian welcomes letters to the editor. Letters may be mailed to: Editor, The West Georgian, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, 30118, or sent via electronic mail to: email@example.com.
All letters must be signed and include a phone number and mailing address for verification purposes. Letters should not exceed 350 words and should be submitted by 12 a.m. the Friday prior to publication. Editors reserve the right to edit for style, content and length.