The new freshmen class was officially welcomed to the university during the Freshman Convocation held by UALR’s Division of Educational, Student Services, and Student Life at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the University Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts.
The ceremony marks the beginning of students’ academic journey, providing them an opportunity to assemble as a class and – with the drama and regalia of the academic processional and recessional – foreshadow their graduation celebration.
“Freshman Convocation is the university’s opportunity to welcome new students and share our enthusiasm and expectations of them in their new role as college freshmen,” said Dr. Jan Austin, assistant vice chancellor for Student Life and Leadership Development.
Dr. Jamie Byrne, interim dean for the College of Professional Studies, presented the keynote charge to the entering freshmen.
Chancellor Joel E. Anderson offered the university’s official welcome and invited the freshman class to lunch in the Donaghey Student Center’s Diamond Café where students could sit and visit with faculty from their college of interest.
New CSAM Freshmen with Dean Gealt (far left) and Dr. Lynch (far right)
Faculty in their regalia
The College Flags
New Freshmen Ready To Start Classes
Existing CSAM CLC Students
Dean Gealt, Kelsey Reed-2012 CLC President, Dr. Tom Lynch (from left)
Freshmen ready to go to class
CSAM Freshmen Lunch in the DSC
UALRTeach Assistant Director Michelle Buchanan recruits CSAM Freshmen to UALRTeach