In honor of Dr. Sethna’s last semester at the University of West Georgia, the University Events Committee conducted a Spring festival in the coliseum on Thurs. April, 11th. The committee wanted to give Dr. Sethna an opportunity to mingle with faculty, staff and students in a way that would be fun for all age groups. According to Danielle Tackett, the University Events Coordinator, everyone seemed to have a great time, especially Dr. Sethna.
Everyone seemed to really enjoy the games that were brought in; there was skeeball, bungee run, football toss, cornhole, basketball, putting green and Harley Davidson virtual bikes. There was also live music with performances by Groove Gypsies and Chordially Yours Trio. Dr. Sethna received a Commendation from the Governor’s Office along with a house Resolution from the Georgia General Assembly. Special guests included Representatives Randy Nix and Dusty Hightower and Senator Mike Dugan.
Tackett believes that it was important for students, faculty and staff to attend the festival because it means a lot to Dr. Sethna to visit and spend time with the people he cherishes and works so hard for. Eric Williams, student at UWG stated, “Dr. Sethna has done a lot for West Georgia. He really brought the school up. I really wish I could have attended the festival to honor all the greatness he has done for our school.”
Although the festival was a celebration of all of Dr. Sethna’s accomplishments, the fact that he is retiring placed a bittersweet air on the festival. “There was a lot of happy energy, but then there is always a bit of sadness in missing Drs. Beheruz and Madhavi Sethna,” said Tackett. “Dr. Sethna is leaving behind a legacy of strategic growth,” she said.
The Events Committee has been working so hard to ensure that events honoring Dr. Sethna are successful. They are extremely pleased with the results of the festival. Dr. Sethna is leaving, but his legacy will always remain at UWG.