Public Service

UA Little Rock Faculty Excellence Award for Public Service is to recognize, encourage, and reward those individuals who have brought credit to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock through their successful efforts in applying the content or skills of their academic disciplines in service to the community, state, or nation in areas of public interest.

This award is designed to distinguish those persons whose achievements in serving the public interest have been particularly successful and are so recognized locally, regionally, or nationally.


  • Staff headshot of Suzanne Penn, Faculty Excellence winner 2023.
    Suzanne Penn
    William H. Bowen School of Law Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Education Ms. Suzanne Penn is an assistant professor of clinical legal education at…  
  • Staff headshot of Stephen Grace, 2023 Faculty Excellence award for Public Service
    Stephen Grace
    Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Stephen Grace is an associate professor of biology at UA Little…  
  • Jennifer Hune headshot
    Jennifer Hune
    College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education Associate Professor of Education and the Special Education Graduate Coordinator in the School of Education Dr.…  
  • Amar Kanekar headshot
    Amar Kanekar
    College of Business, Health, and Human Services Professor of Health Education and Promotion Dr. Amar Kanekar is a professor of health education and promotion…