The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will hold a variety of in-person and virtual events to celebrate the approximately 1,300 students who have applied for graduation from UA Little Rock during the spring 2021 semester.
College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education (Graduate Students)
The Honorable Rita Gruber, a member of the Court of Appeals, will serve as the commencement speaker for the William H. Bowen School of Law. She previously served as a circuit judge for the Sixth Judicial District for 18 years. While serving on the trial bench, she helped establish a Volunteer Probation Officer program to work with first-time juvenile offenders. She also established a specialized teen parenting program, a truancy alternative school, and helped plan the CSTP juvenile boot camp at Camp Robinson. A 1979 graduate of Bowen, Gruber works closely with the Bowen School of Law developing mediation programming, particularly for juvenile cases, and currently serves on the UA Little Rock School of Law Leadership Advisory Board.
As part of the hybrid commencement celebrations, UA Little Rock held an event for graduates to have their pictures taken April 24-25 at the Jack Stephens Center. Those pictures will be featured in UA Little Rock’s virtual commencement ceremony on June 5.