Association of Retired Faculty & Staff

The Association of Retired Faculty and Staff (ARFS) at the University of West Georgia was organized in 2004 to create a climate in which all retired faculty and staff feel welcomed by and re-connected to their former institution and their fellow retirees. Through social events, trips, recognition receptions, newsletters and service projects, the organization seeks to encourage a continuing interest in and connection to UWG among the ranks of its retirees.

General Contact: Glenn Novak,

NOTICE: Health Insurance Meeting - April 9, 10:00 a.m., Lower Level Z-6

There are proposed major changes to our health insurance beginning in January 2016. These meetings are being conducted by Board of Regents HR personnel and are aimed to explain the changes and answer questions you might have.  Please make an effort to attend.

if you are unable to make the meeting at UWG or if you now live closer to another USG institution, you are welcome to attend the meeting of your choice.

To see the complete listing of meetings, go to the following link: 

Then, click on "April Retiree Meeting Schedule" on the right-hand side of the page.


ARFS Listserv

Membership on the ARFS listserv provides you instant updates, reminders and breaking relevant University news.  Members may also use the listserv to send information, questions or concerns and announcements they have to the listserv. It is a great way to share information instantly.  It is simple to join the listserv.

To sign up, just email Debbie Novak.


UWG Retiree Legacy Scholarship

The UWG Retiree Legacy Scholarship will benefit for perpetuity, deserving University of West Georgia students who are direct descendants or an immediate family relation of retired faculty or staff members, or are retirees of UWG.

Recipients must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, with preference given to applicants with higher GPA.  Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated financial need as determined by the UWG Financial Aid Office.

“Our goal is to ensure that the UWG Retiree Legacy Scholarship provides support for many generations of UWG faculty and staff and their families,” comments Jan Ruskell, (ret. Library). “With your support, our goal is to endow the scholarship by raising $25,000 over the next five years. If you would like to make a gift, you can mail a check, or you can contribute online at"

For more information, please contact Bill at or 678-839-6501.