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.
Lugoff native Chris Sink was named in the list. Sink, now residing in Shaprsburg, Ga., is the associate director of bands for Northgate High School in the Coweta County School system in Newnan, Ga.
He graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.
Currently in his fifth year of teaching and his fourth year as the associate director at Northgate High School in Newnan, Sink has led Northgate’s program to many awards and achievements including two grand championships for the marching band, superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluations and an invitation for the Wind Ensemble to play at the University of Alabama Honor Band as the featured band in 2012. In addition to his teaching duties, he also writes the drill for Northgate’s marching band and multiple other high schools throughout the Southeast.
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.