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Scholarship created in memory of UWG professor

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A scholarship program honoring late University of West Georgia professor Dr. W. Glenn Esslinger, Sr., will continue, the university announced Monday.

Esslinger's son and daughter-in-law recently gave UWG $25,000 to fund the scholarship endowment over the next five years.

"We are pleased to be able to do this, to make sure the legacy of my father lives on," Bill Esslinger, Jr., said in a statement. "He was a professor for more than 30 years here at the university. He loved teaching, he loved the university and he certainly loved the students. We are just pleased to be able to extend his legacy and provide this opportunity for students in the future."

The recipient of the W. Glenn Esslinger Scholarship must be a chemistry major, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be from Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Heard or Haralson counties.

Esslinger, Sr., taught chemistry at UWG from 1968 to 2000.

"I will always remember Dr. Esslinger as a generous colleague and good friend who always had an open door," UWG chemistry department chair Dr. Spencer Slattery said in a statement. "Students knew they were always welcome to request his guidance in learning the challenging topic of organic chemistry."

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