The Annual Fund for UA Little Rock

Your gift matters

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Name: Conique Howard
Major: Social Work
Class: Senior
Hometown: Nashville, Arkansas

How has the UA Little Rock Annual Fund helped you?

“In 2012, I took a position for the state of Arkansas
Hospice Department. I started mentoring under a
social worker. It grew near and dear to my heart, and
that is why I decided to return to school to major in social work.
I have two children, 9-year-old Saraya and 5-year-old
Rondalyn, and I am a caregiver for my mom, Joyce. I
work full time, go to school, and spend my weekends
interning at Youth Home, Inc. in Little Rock. I do all
of that, and I don’t have a lot of extra money to foot
school expenses out of my own pocket.
I couldn’t pay all of my tuition, and I thought I would
have to drop out the semester I was supposed to
graduate. I know without a doubt this semester would
not have happened without the Annual Fund. I didn’t
know where this money was going to come from. I
feel like I had an angel watching over me with the gift
from the annual fund.”

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Name: Elizabeth McCumpsey
Major: Accounting
Class: Senior
Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas

How has the UA Little Rock Annual Fund helped you?

“This is my last year of school before I earn my
bachelor’s degree in accounting, and I couldn’t
afford all of my tuition. My federal student loans
and grants were exhausted, because I changed
my major from nursing to accounting and had too
many credit hours. The Annual Fund alleviated my
financial burden.
I have a 2-year-old daughter, Glennabell, who
comes first. It’s very hard to work, go to school to
try to better your life, and be a mom all at the same
time. I hope you will donate to the Annual Fund. I
didn’t have anybody else who could help me. The
Annual Fund helped me pay for my school. Without
it, I wouldn’t be in school right now, and I wouldn’t
be able to graduate.”

Your gift today will directly support student scholarships!