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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Nursing Student Lands Leadership Award

Avis Smith, a sophomore from West Helena, won the Outstanding Peer Education Leadership Award at the National Area 6 Bacchus Gamma Peer Education Conference in Fayetteville this spring.

Smith is a nursing major and works at the Health Promotions, Programs and Education Office in the Donaghey Student Center and is president of Trojan Talk, a student leadership organization that promotes sexual health – abstinence and safe sex – and alcohol and drug awareness.

She is the daughter of Gregory Smith Sr. of West Helena and is a graduate of Central High School in Helena.