UWA presents $1,000 award at first Education Outreach Summit

Tameka Ratcliff is presented with a $1,000 award from UWA for the Hale County Technology Center. Ratcliff won the award as a participant in UWA's Education Outreach Summit in October. Pictured left to right are Career Tech Director James Essex; Guidance Counselor Tameka Ratcliff; Hale County Schools Superintendent Osie Pickens; and UWA Online representative Dana Malone.

Tameka Ratcliff is presented with a $1,000 award from UWA for the Hale County Technology Center. Ratcliff won the award as a participant in UWA’s Education Outreach Summit in October. Pictured left to right are Career Tech Director James Essex; Guidance Counselor Tameka Ratcliff; Hale County Schools Superintendent Osie Pickens; and UWA Online representative Dana Malone.

LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama hosted UWA’s first Education Outreach Summit at the Demopolis Higher Education Center in October. More than 20 administrators and counselors from schools throughout Alabama attended.

During the Outreach Summit, UWA showcased services the University offers to school systems, like dual enrollment, grant partnership opportunities, and continuing education for teachers. UWA also presented information on three dynamic degrees for school representatives to share with students and parents. The featured programs were Industrial Maintenance, Integrated Marketing and Communications, and Nursing.

“Recent UWA graduates have found exceptional careers and high job-placement rates in all three of these areas,” explained Lisa Compton, coordinator for the event. “We’re thankful for all the attendees, presenters, and participants who contributed to make the event successful.”

Attendees were entered into a drawing to win $1,000 for their school system. The winner was Tameka Ratcliff of the Hale County Technology Center.