Annual Salute & Celebrate to benefit undergraduate scholarship funding

The annual “Salute & Celebrate” benefitting endowed undergraduate scholarships in the UALR School of Social Work will honor the work of faculty member Amy Garland Angel.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Next Level Events.

Dr. Howard M. Turney, director of the School of Social Work at UALR, said choosing to honor Angel was an easy choice because her dedication and loyalty has benefited a generation of social workers.

“Her contribution to social work education will influence the work of social workers for years to come. UALR is fortunate to have such a competent and skilled faculty member,” Turney said.

Angel plays an important role in maintaining the internship site for the UALR School of Social Work Graduate Program and also arranges more than 100 field placements for students in Arkansas agencies every year.

Salute & Celebrate will feature live music by the band Lagnaippe. Event organizers have also planned a silent auction, libations, a fajita bar, and dancing.

Tickets are $50 and all proceeds will help fund scholarships for students of UALR’s School of Social Work.

“As we grow, the school’s need for scholarships grow. This is an important event for the future of the School of Social Work,” said Turney.

Turney said that increasing higher education costs necessitates scholarships to help students achieve their goals, especially non-traditional students who must balance jobs with school.

“Scholarships supplement or even make the difference in a student’s ability to complete his or her education,” Turney said. “Some are unable to reach educational goals simply because there are no resources available. Scholarships do make that difference.”

For event tickets, contact Angela Elizandro at or 501.683.7501. For more information about the School of Social Work, contact Turney at or 501.569.8454.

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