The Graduate School is proud of our outstanding graduate faculty and graduate students, but don’t just take our word for it … read what our students say about their graduate experiences at UA Little Rock.

Coenrad De Jager is one of our most accomplished international graduate students! De Jager won the Outstanding Research and Academic Achievement award at UA Little Rock Graduate School’s Research and Creative Works Expo in 2020. Read Coenrad De Jager’s story.

Xixi Wang, an international student and graduate assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, started graduate study as a working mom of a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old. Online courses offered her the flexibility she needed to take her skill set and knowledge to the next level! Read Xixi Wang’s story.

LaChanda Oliver is a working mother of four who decided to take her career to the next level by pursuing an advanced business degree. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA while working to obtain her Master of Science in Business Information Systems. Read LaChanda Oliver’s story.


Trye Price is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at UA Little Rock. He credits his professors for sparking his curiosity about the judicial system and preparing him to pursue doctorate in criminal justice once he completes his master’s degree. Read Trye Price’s story.


Emily Deer is a graduate student in the Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program. Her business coursework gave her the background she needed to move to a new position at Garver Engineering. Read Emily Deer’s story.



Awaad Al Sarkhi is an international graduate student working to obtain her PhD in Computer and Information Sciences. During her time at UA Little Rock she has earned the Outstanding Research Award. Read Awaad Al Sarkhi’s story.

Jason Tanner is a graduate student in the Weekend MBA program. In 2019, Tanner was the recipient of the Electric Power Research Institute Technology Transfer Award. Read Jason Tanner’s story.


Adeola Adesoba is an international graduate student in the information quality graduate program. Adesoba is also the recipient of the 2020 Computing Research Association (CRA-WP) Grad Cohort and was awarded a full scholarship to attend a conference in Austin, Texas! She is also very active on campus with participation in the Society of Women Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery(ACM) – UA Little Rock Chapter. Read Adeola Adesoba’s story.

Jordan Anderson is a graduate student seeking a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation of the Blind Orientation and Mobility at UA Little Rock!  While living in Mississippi, he decided to move back to Arkansas to be closer to his family and friends. After he graduates, he plans to continue his education by obtaining his doctorate degree. Anderson’s goal is to become a rehabilitation counselor for the blind as his career path. Read Jordan Anderson’s story.