Rossville Native Named To University Of West Georgia 30 Under 30 List

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Lacey Wilson
Lacey Wilson
The University of West Georgia Alumni Association has announced the first top 30 Under 30 list for 2013. The nomination process for the 2013 list was completed on March 15. 
 
Rossville native Lacey Wilson is included in the esteemed list of 30. Ms. Wilson, now in Chickamauga, Ga., is the public relations coordinator for Blood Assurance in Chattanooga. Ms. Wilson graduated from UWG in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. 
 
Ms.
Wilson has been the public relations coordinator at Blood Assurance in Chattanooga, since 2008. This branch is the only provider of blood donations for more than 50 hospitals throughout Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. When she first began working at Blood Assurance, she focused on redesigning the website and learning how to utilize social media to reach their audiences. Now, the Chattanooga Blood Assurance is at the forefront of communications in the industry, and Ms. Wilson has been given the opportunity to speak at national blood banking conferences. 
 
From teachers and veterinarians to artists and entrepreneurs, the 2013 30 Under 30 list showcases a promising and already successful group of UWG alumni. Those nominated and chosen must meet several criteria. First, they must have earned an undergraduate degree from the University of West Georgia and must be 30 years old or younger as of March 15, 2013. The nominees must have made a documentable impact in business, education, leadership, government, research, service or other area, while also demonstrating dedication to the University of West Georgia, and its mission of teaching, research and service. In short the list represents the very best of UWG graduates. 
 
For more information, visit the UWG Alumni website at www.westga.edu/alumni. The complete 2013 University of West Georgia 30 Under 30 list includes the following:
 
Jose Avila-Kelly, Atlanta
Studio Operator, CNN
BA Mass Communications
BBA Management
Class of 2005
 
Craig Coogler, Atlanta
Business Development/Sales Representative, DJJ Technologies
BA Psychology
Class of 2007
 
Emma Dobbs, Atlanta
Owner and Photographer, Emma Elaine Photography
BFA Art
Class of 2009
 
Rich Eells, II, Atlanta
Senior Analyst, Information Technology, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, LLC
BBA in MIS
Class of 2010
 
LaToya Goulbourne, Atlanta
Clinic Manager, Potter Behavioral Medicine
BA Psychology
Class of 2011
 
Matthew Holton, Atlanta
Finance Executive, Accenture
BBA Finance
Class of 2006
 
Robert Millican, Atlanta
Branch Manager, Access America Transport
BBA MIS
Class of 2006
 
Wes Kirkbride, Atlanta
Academic Advisor for the Computational Media Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
BA Psychology
Masters of Education in Progress
Class of 2007
 
Casey Nichols, Atlanta
Photojournalist, WSB-TV
BA Mass Communications
Class of 2006
 
Amberly Coley Odom, Atlanta
Owner and Creative Designer, Wrenwood Designs
Marketing Director, Funeral Call
BBA Management
Class of 2009
 
Colleen Farley, Bowdon, Ga.
Assistant Principal, Carroll County Schools
BA History
MED Educational Leadership
Class of 2006
 
Carla Maner Duncan, Carrollton, Ga.
Owner, The Nest
BBA Marketing
Class of 2009
 
Nichole Dyer Fannin, Carrollton, Ga.
Associate Director of Development, University of West Georgia
BA Political Science
MPA Public Administration
Class of 2005
 
Christina Figueroa, Carrollton, Ga.
Veterinarian, Carroll County Animal Hospital
BS Biology
DVM
Class of 2005
 
Melinda Bellemare Hofius, Carrollton, Ga.
Coordinator of Orientation, University of West Georgia
BA Mass Communications
Class of 2007
 
Matias Marabotto, Carrollton, Ga.
Instructional Designer and LMS Administrator, University of West Georgia
BBA MIS
Class of 2009
 
Jessica Reynolds-Wiggins, Carrollton, Ga.
Communications and Training Coordinator, Office of Downtown Development, Georgia Department of Community Affairs
BFA Art
Class of 2007
 
Josh Stewart, Carrollton, Ga.
Assistant Director of Facilities and Event Management, University of West Georgia
BSR Parks and Recreation Management
Class of 2006
 
Lacey Smith Wilson, Chickamauga, Ga.
Public Relations Coordinator, Blood Assurance
BA Mass Communications
Class of 2006
 
Lauren Daigle Camp, Dallas, Ga.
Teacher, Hiram Elementary, Paulding County Schools 
BSED Early Childhood Education
Class of 2006
 
Kyler Gamble Hembree. Dallas, Ga.
Art teacher, South Paulding Middle School
BFA Art
Class of 2011
 
Jacob Hawkins, Decatur, Ga.
Media Relations Manager, Georgia Power Company
BA Mass Communications
Class of 2006
 
Beth Walsh, Douglasville, Ga.
Account Executive, Atlanta Dream
BS Sport Management
Class of 2011
 
Chris LaMance, Moody, Ala.
Associate Engineer, Honda
BBA Management
Class of 2010
 
Blair Hooper Elrod, Rockmart, Ga.
Corporate Account Executive, Six Flags Atlanta Properties
BS Sports Management
Class of 2011
 
Jenni Caruso, Roswell, Ga.
Clinician, Northside Psychological Services
BA Psychology
MED Guidance Counseling
Class of 2007
 
Chris Sink, Sharpsburg, Ga.
Associate Director of Bands, Northgate High School, Coweta County Schools
BM Music Education
Class of 2008
 
David Collings, Villa Rica, Ga.
Owner and Lead Instructor, 5-Tools Sports Training Center
BBA Business Marketing
MBA Business Administration
Class of 2009
 
Kyle Newton, Villa Rica, Ga.
Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs, Georgia Department of Education
BS Political Science
Class of 2011
 
Brittany Jorge, Atlanta
Community Director, March of Dimes
BA History
Class of 2010


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