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Whether it's studying in another country (or three), interning at one of the world's largest data companies, or hosting a TV show, UALR students are getting a jump on their future. See how »

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  • Jeffery Long

    Jeffrey Long

    At UALR: Vice President of Association of Computing Machinery
    Scholarships: Engineering and Information Technology Cyber Scholarship, Chancellor’s Academic Distinction Scholarship

  • Nora Bouzihay400

    Nora Bouzihay

    Major: Biology
    At UALR: Donaghey Scholar, Science Scholar, Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholar
    Future plans: Surgeon, gynecologist, or obstetrician

  • Stanley James

    Stanley James

    Major: History
    Dream Job: Historian
    Quote: “I did work on verifying the place of [Johnny] Cash’s birth.

  • Nick Sosnoski

    Nick Sosnoski

    Major: Graphic Design
    Quote: “Everything that is visual throughout the [Johnny Cash] exhibition I have created.”

  • Sarah Brown

    Sarah Brown

    Major: Civil and Construction Engineering
    Quote: “I’m strong minded and strong willed. I think I will be successful because of that.”

  • David Johnson

    David Johnson

    Major: Physics
    Quote: “To me, there’s a beauty in physics. To quote some famous scientists, ‘physics really is the poetry of reality.'”

  • Micah Parker

    Micah Parker

    Major: Criminal Justice
    Dream Job: Governor of the State of Arkansas or Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court
    Quote: “I figure if you can’t aim high, then you ain’t got much to work for.”

  • Caitlin Love

    Caitlin Love

    Dream Job: Magazine Editor
    AT UALR: Donaghey Scholars Program
    Quote: “I’ve been able to travel to France and Ireland [with Donaghey Scholars Program] support.”

  • Emily Dobson

    Emily Dobson

    Major: Anthropology
    AT UALR: Donaghey Scholar
    Quote: “I was attracted to UALR because it’s in the capital city, and you have a whole lot of cultural resources that are very close by.”

  • Beth Knopsic

    Beth Knopsic

    Major: Political Science and International Studies
    AT UALR: International Simulations Association, Chancellor’s Leadership Corps

  • Aliyah Joseph

    Aliyah Joseph

    Major: Speech Pathology
    AT UALR: Vice president of Chancellor’s Leadership Corps, treasurer for West Hall Council, African-American Female Initiative, Ladies Who Launch, and Trojan Spear Committee

  • Robert Aikman

    Robert Aikman

    Major: Economics
    Dream Job: Professor of economics
    Future Plans: Backpacking across Europe

  • Robyn Oglesby

    Robyn Oglesby

    AT UALR: Chancellor’s Leadership Corps Treasurer, Alpha Chi,  Young Life
    Dream Job: Youth Pastor in Latin America
    Quote: “UALR is providing me with an education that will really be the jumping-off point for the rest of my life.”

  • Lyndsay Eddy

    Lyndsay Eddy

    AT UALR: Secretary of the Society of Women Engineers
    Dream Job: Working for one of the Big Four accounting firms
    Likes: Learning new technology

  • Eduardo Hernandez

    Eduardo Hernandez

    Dream Job: Company CEO or entrepreneur
    AT UALR: Friday Fellow, Chancellor’s Leadership Corps
    Quote: “There are so many opportunities for networking and connections, why wouldn’t you want to come here?”

  • Lindsey Watson

    Lindsey Watson

    Hometown: Monticello
    Likes: Working with older adults
    Quote: “Social work provides many opportunities to work with various populations, which is what I love about it.”

  • Zachary Hicks

    Zachary Hicks

    Major: Chemistry and Biology
    AT UALR: Donaghey Scholars program
    Dream Job: Doctor at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

  • Gillian Chastain

    Gillian Chastain

    Major: Nursing
    Quote:“It seems student success is always the goal, and I’ve been very impressed and valued what I have gained so far.”

  • Alexandra Herring

    Alexandra (Ali) Herring

    Major: Dance
    Dream Job: Choreographer
    Quote: “I would love to be dancing on stages across the world, in places I never would have gone otherwise, and immersing myself in new cultures.”

  • Riley Graber

    Riley Graber

    Program: Law Student
    At UALR: President of the Student Bar Association
    Quote: “My mom told me that I argued well enough to be a lawyer as a three-year-old so I should go to law school.”

  • Claudia Hornbeck

    Claudia Hornbeck

    Graduate Program: Social Work
    Dream Job: Working with immigrants
    Quote: “My career goal would consist of getting my licensure in social work, and after that I want to change the world.”

  • masonqualls

    Mason Qualls

    Major: History and Biology
    Dream Job: Oncologist
    AT UALR: President of Honors Society for History Students; UALR Biology Club

  • Holland Colclasure

    Holland Colclasure

    Graduate Program: Professional and Technical Writing
    Quote: “I really want to thank everybody who’s helped me focus and become the man and the student and the teacher who I am today.”

  • Nicole Paladino

    Nicole Paladino

    Major: Criminal Justice
    Quote: “If you want to prosecute someone, you need to understand their thought process.”

  • Lauren Mincy

    Lauren Mincy

    Major: Speech pathology
    Quote: “As a person who has already had a career and having chosen to go back to school, I knew that it had to be something that just spoke to me like nothing else.”

  • Scott Foster

    Scott Foster

    Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Major: Political Science
    Dream Job: Professor of political science
    Quote: “I hope to have an influence on the future of politics by concentrating on the people that are actually going to be going into politics.”

  • Virginia Chambers

    Virginia Chambers

    Hometown: Sherwood
    Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and hiking
    Major: Speech pathology

  • Ben Bradley

    Ben Bradley

    Major: Anthropology
    Quote: “Dr. Scott does a lot of work with paleoanthropology. She’s been a huge help in helping me network and get shadowing opportunities with different people in the city.”

  • Nikki Ackerman

    Nikki Ackerman

    Major: English, minor in film
    Likes: Being near family, creative writing
    Background: Joined the U.S. Army right out of high school and had a tour of duty in Bosnia

  • CallieBradford

    Callie Bradford

    Major: Media production with emphasis in motion pictures
    Quote: “I love to write. That’s the biggest reason I want to go to movies. You can go to distant galaxies and make it look real.”

  • clarkharris

    Clark Harris

    Major: English
    Hometown: Little Rock
    Quote: “I love to write, and I believe it’s essential for everyone to find their voice.”

  • Furonda Brasfield

    Furonda Brasfield

    Major: Law
    Hometown: Stuttgart
    Quote: “It’s not just about learning the law, it’s about learning how you’re going to be an asset to your community once you know the law.”

  • kirsten elliot

    Kirsten Elliot

    Hometown: Sherwood
    Quote: “In Arkansas, about seven in 10 kids don’t read proficiently. We think that’s a terrible problem and we want to solve it ….”

  • Erika

    Erika Bowsher

    Major: German and international studies
    Quote: “I’m really interested in traveling. I’ve been abroad a few times already, and I’d like to continue doing that.”

  • Lance Lippig

    Lance Lippig

    Major: Engineering
    Quote: “It’s been nice to learn more about the college this way and has been a unique opportunity that, without CLC, I might not have had.”

  • Emily Bruner

    Emily Bruner

    MAJOR: Theater
    AT UALR: CLC, Greek life
    QUOTE: “I don’t like a half-baked job; I’m generally the person going the extra mile for the people in my life.”

  • Mackie O'Hara

    Mackie O’Hara

    Hometown: Little Rock
    Major: Anthropology
    AT UALR: Donaghey Scholar
    Achievements Found a 2-million-year old foot bone in South Africa

  • Wendy Lyons

    Wendy Lyons

    Hometown: Little Rock
    Major: Triple major in small business management, accounting, and professional and technical writing

  • Marita McNair

    Marita McNair

    Future: Working for a think tank.
    Hometown: Kalamazoo, Mich.
    At UALR: Pre-law society, history honors society, non-traditional student organization

  • Neva Rendel

    Neva Randel

    Major: Criminal justice
    Interests: Tactical training and target shooting
    Quote: “In high school, I always said that I was going to be a FBI agent.”

  • Spencer Lloyd

    Spencer Lloyd

    Hometown: Bryant
    Likes: Singing and performing
    Quote: “Music is something I am comfortable with and want to do with the rest of my life.”

  • christopher pettigrew

    Christopher Pettigrew

    Major: Nursing
    Hometown: Pine Bluff
    Interests: Helping children
    Quote: “Children need advocates. They need someone to give them a voice.”

  • Asad Akhter

    Asad Akhter

    Major:Biology and Chemistry
    Likes: Presenting science research at national conferences
    At UALR: SGA Senator of the Year 2012 and a University Science Scholar.

  • Wesley Baltimore

    Wesley Baltimore

    Major: Speech pathology and audiology
    Likes: Helping others communicate
    Quote: “I want to be part of that process that helps people have better communication.”

  • Carlos Sepulveda

    Carlos Sepulveda

    Major: Economics
    Hometown: Little Rock
    Future plans: Possibly a master’s degree in public health services to become a patient advocate

  • CheNesia Brown

    CheNesia Brown

    Major: Criminal Justice
    Mission: Ensure justice for everyone
    Quote: “If you don’t like something, then change it. In order to change the system, you have to become part of the system.”

  • Kari Payton

    Kari Payton

    Major: Systems Engineering
    Hometown: Bastrop, La.
    Interests: Math, intramural sports
    At UALR: Baptist College Ministry, Donaghey Scholar

  • kayleigh

    Kayleigh Richards

    Major: Spanish
    Interests: Study abroad, serving others
    Quote: “Going into situations where anything could happen, it pushes me and my boundaries are definitely stretched.”

  • brice

    Brice Smith

    Major: Information science
    Hometown: Fordyce
    At UALR: Intern at Acxiom, president of student club, the Society of Computing and Information Science

  • Vivian

    Vivien-Sara Fechner

    Major: Photography
    Hometown: Berlin, Germany
    At UALR: Leads a diverse group of students as president of UALR’s International Club, Donaghey Scholar

  • Emily

    Emily Thacker

    Major: Social Work
    Hometown: Texarkana
    Interests: Exploring Little Rock, helping girls feel empowered
    At UALR: Student worker in EIT

  • Miguel

    Miguel Alvarez

    Major: Engineering Technology (Mechanical)
    Hometown: Chicago
    Interests: LULAC, LR Toastmasters Club

  • Porntip Israsena

    Porntip Israsena

    Major: International Relations, Spanish
    Hometown: North Little Rock
    Interests: Studying other cultures
    At UALR: Three-time study abroad student, Donaghey Scholar

  • brook

    Brook Scalzo

    Major: Nursing (online)
    Interests: Performing, teaching improv
    At UALR: Walker Scholarship recipient
    In Little Rock: Nurse at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

  • Trevor

    Trevor Collins

    Major: E-Commerce
    Hometown: Maumelle
    Interests: Video production, web design
    At UALR: University TV, EAST Scholar, Trojan ambassador

  • Miguel Alvarez

    “Studying engineering has given me a feeling of satisfaction and self-worth,” he said. “And as a quality engineer intern at Caterpillar Inc., I am gaining valuable work experience before I even finish my degree.”

  • Trevor Collins

    “The connection among UALR students, staff, and faculty is strong and family-friendly. The university offered a home away from home.”

  • Brook Scalzo

    “The program allows you to work with several hospitals throughout central Arkansas and determine which environment is right for you,” she said. “The professors work hard to make sure that you are prepared and confident to join the workforce.”

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