The Sophomore Experience a collaborative effort by various academic departments at the University of West Georgia will be hosting “A Day of Civic Engagement” on Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. The highlight of the vent will be a keynote address from television personality and local activist Judge Glenda A. Hatchett.
Hatchett who is an Emory University School of Law graduate, will be at UWG in hopes of sending out a message of encouragement to sophomores, and the community on the importance of getting involved and volunteering.
She now presides over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated show “Judge Hachett.” The show has also won a Prism Award for the Best Unscripted Non-Fiction Series or Special for Television.
Hatchett’s speech titled “ A New Generation of Dreamers” will speak to her many years of experience working with local youth in the effort to better their futures. She was appointed Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court, which is one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country, in 1990.
“A Day of Civic Engagement” will begin with a Volunteer Fair at 2 p.m. to inform students on local volunteer opportunities, and how to get involved. Followed by Hatchett’s keynote address at 7 p.m.
Any members of the media who plan to cover Judge Hatchett’s address should contact Rob Douthit UWG director of media relations at 678-839-5495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.