The Annual Fund for UA Little Rock

When you invest in The Annual Fund for UA Little Rock, you are investing in students. #InvestInAStudent

Madeline Burke is only a sophomore, but she is already an award winning researcher. A native of Little Rock and a Donaghey Scholar, she recently earned the top student honor for Outstanding Student Research Paper at the Academy for Legal Studies in Business conference. She has continued her research extensively analyzing discrepancies in how the FDA regulates drugs for euthanasia and lethal injection. Burke also volunteers regularly with Project Zero, a nonprofit organization that helps children available to be adopted through the foster care system.

Kristen Gregory is a senior from Jacksonville majoring in Chemistry and Biology. She focused her research on understanding the Rab32c protein, which is linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. She hopes that through better understanding, we can better treat these diseases. Actively involved with the Society of Women Engineers, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Pharmacology after graduation.

Jesse Horton from Marshall has an eye on how juvenile cases are processed in Arkansas. A senior Criminal Justice major, he analyzed data obtained from the Arkansas Division of Youth Services and American Community Survey spanning the years 2013 to 2016 to uncover potential constitutional violations. The recipient of the prestigious Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Jesse is also the Vice President of the Criminal Justice Society on campus.

The University awarded 79 Signature Experience Scholarships this past year. A gift to the Annual Fund directly supports students through the Signature Experience Program.