Providing Decades of Service to UALR and Beyond
Catherine Lowry, senior instructor and coordinator for the information technology minor in the Department of Information Science, is recognized as someone who always maintains a professional attitude and a good sense of humor.
With decades of service under her belt, Lowry is “truly an embodiment of service,” as one colleague recently noted.
“She is one of a handful of people who puts the good of the university before their own ego, and the university is a better place because of that,” said Dr. Susan Hoffpauir of the Clinton School of Public Service.
Serving as chair of the UALR Roles and Rewards Task Force, Lowry’s work resulted in the advancement of experienced instructors. Lowry also served as the Provost Search Committee chief-of-staff, in finding a new dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology. In addition, she participated in the annual planning for UALR’s Disability Support Services.
Lowry has often volunteered her time and expertise to assist with Freshman Bootcamp at UALR, where her caring nature sets a welcoming tone for students. She also assists with the EIT Career Fair in a voluntary advisory capacity, offering constructive feedback to students as they practice interacting with prospective employers.
Beyond the campus, Lowry volunteered as co-facilitator of the Data Team for an 18-month Promise Neighborhood planning grant, a program instrumental in raising standards of living and improving the stewardship of land in challenged urban neighborhoods. Her talent and skill in managing both people and projects substantially aided the group’s organization and progress.
Lowry earned an M.A. degree in interpersonal and organizational communication from UALR and a B.A. in history from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.